A new startup Alignable aims to create a B2B social network for small business owners. Part Facebook, part LinkedIn, the site seeks to be a place that business owners can find support, community and unbiased advice to help overcome the isolation that often accompanies running a small business.
I spoke to co-founder and former ConstantContact executive Eric Groves last week about the site and its ambitions.
Alignable launched in January of this year. There are members now in all 50 states and Canada reflecting more than 3,000 communities. Groves did not disclose the precise number of SMBs participating or active on the site but says that growth has happened so far without any formal marketing by the company.
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