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Focus.com Announces Increased Growth and Expansion Over Past Month

Sep 27, 2010 (01:09 PM EDT)
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Online business professional network continues building on momentum from past several months; achieves record membership growth and adds top business experts to network.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus.com, the leading free online business professional network connecting more than 850,000 business professionals to more than 5,000 top business and technology experts, today announced record membership growth over the past month and expansion into several new business categories.

Since announcing several milestone achievements in late August, Focus.com has continued to build increased momentum, growing its membership base by more than 100,000, and announcing plans to launch over 40 new business categories by the first quarter of 2011.

Among the notable achievements Focus.com has achieved over the past month include:

  • Expansion to New Business Markets:  Focus.com has continued to expand into new business markets to ensure that its business professional members constantly benefit from a well-rounded selection of business expertise areas. Among the recently added business markets are cloud computing, business intelligence, unified communications, search engine marketing and social media.

  • Record Membership Growth:  High demand for free, first-class business expertise and personalized support has contributed to a record number of 100,000 new professionals joining within the last month, bringing the total number of Focus.com members to more than 850,000 business professionals.

  • Expert Growth:  As part of the expansion into new markets, Focus.com scoured through thousands of business professionals to recruit the most seasoned experts in each new category.  Among the new additions to the Focus Expert Network are well-known telecom analyst Jon Arnold, social media guru Brian Solis, search engine marketing specialist Adam Audette and award-winning cloud computing veteran and author David Linthicum.

"The continued growth of our community of business professionals, as well as the expansion of our business expert network are a testament to how we have been able to meet the growing demands of America's business professional community," said Scott Albro, CEO of Focus. "Our goal is to become the only platform that truly connects business professionals of all kinds - no matter what industry, experience level or business interest - with the best experts, informational content and interactive features, enabling them to help meet their business goals in today's challenging environment."

This announcement comes on the heels of the stellar growth which Focus.com has been able to achieve since launching earlier this year. The company's rise to the top of the online business professional landscape has been highlighted by other notable recognitions, such as being named by Crain's BtoB Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Media Sites" of the year, and the best overall business media site to launch in 2010.

Focus.com also received a warm reception from the business community to the launch of the Fall schedule for its "Focus Interactive Summits," an ongoing series of online business networking events, informative webinars and conferences that are organized by Focus.com and free to all its members.  Two of the most recently completed Focus Interactive Summits were on the topics of Smarter Search Engine Marketing and Demystifying Unified Communications, and are currently available on demand. For more information on the summits and to register, please visit http://www.focus.com/interactive-summits.

For more information about Focus.com, including instructions on how to register as a member or a Focus business expert, please visit http://www.focus.com/.    

About Focus.com

Focus.com is the leading online business professional network that consists of two interconnected groups – a membership base of more than 850,000 business professionals and the highly-acclaimed Focus Expert Network, which features more than 5,000 of the most-recognized business and technology experts across every business category. Focus.com is ad-supported and entirely free to join. Within its engaged business community, members interact with each other and Focus experts to make more-informed business decisions.

To become a Focus expert, the Focus.com staff conducts an evaluation of the background and credentials of each candidate in their respective industry. In addition to free access to world-class business advice, Focus.com also offers real-time Q&A, industry research, relevant product and service information and personalized support. For more information, and to register to become a member or Focus expert, please visit http://www.focus.com/.

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