Friday, March 06, 2009

Tip of the Week - GigPark

GigPark is a social network where you can share referrals to and recommendations about local businesses and services in your area with people you know and trust.

Let’s say you lost your earring down the drain and you contacted a plumber who rescued it for you within minutes. He arrived on time, was polite, pleasant and fixed a faulty pipe in the process all for a reasonable price… and best of all, he didn’t have plumber butt. You’d refer him to your friends, right?

Well, GigPark lets you do just that online. Once you register (it’s quick and painless, I promise), you can add your recommendation to your profile and let everyone you’ve connected to, know. You can add the contact information and website address too.

So, let’s turn the tables a bit. What it you’re looking for a plumber in your area and you have no idea who to hire. You need someone in a hurry who you can trust. GigPark offers a couple options. First you can check to see if anyone in your network has recommended a plumber in your area. If so, you’ll be able see the contact information, reviews and number of reccomendations that plumber has received. If not, you can ask if someone has a recommendation and people in your network will let you know if they know of someone who can help.

Need more of an incentive?
From now through March 31, for every three new recommendations you make on GigPark, you’ll be entered in a draw to win an iPhone.

How do you find out about new businesses and services in your community?
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  1. Anonymous7:00 am

    So glad you like GigPark, Eden!

    Besides users looking for services and recommending their favorite service people, lots of small business owners are loving GigPark these days too because it gets them more customers!

    Once a business owner registers for a free Business Owner Account on GigPark, they are given a bunch of free tools to make it really easy to collect testimonials from happy customers and amplify the presence of their business online. It works so well because GigPark is taking the word-of-mouth that already drives the majority of new customers and making it available to everyone online.

    Noah Godfrey
    Founder, GigPark

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Noah.

    I'm sure readers who are also entrepreneurs will find your comment helpful. I'd like to hear from someone using a business owner account and see what they have to say.


  3. Thanks for the post Eden, I'd never heard of gigpark. Going to try and win that iPhone! It's mine I tell you, all mine!!! MMwwhhha haaa!

  4. Anna,
    You'll like GigPark.

    I need to do a better job of responding to requests - sometimes I'm better than others. Whenever I ask for recommendations, I get reliable ones back from the community and I get them fast. Let us know if you win the iPhone.

    Good Luck!


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