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SaleSpider: A New Business Matchmaker Site With online dating sites as an inspiration, the founder of developed a site that connects small and midsize businesses with big opportunities

By Gwen Moran

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  • Based in Toronto
  • 20 employees
  • 1,636,072 page views per month
  • 210,000 unique visitors per month
  • New participants signed up last year: 272,071
  • Average time spent on the site per visit: 7.23 minutes

The Business Case
While the site is free for SMB users, it has three primary revenue sources. The biggest: advertising by companies interested in reaching the SMB market. Large advertisers spend upwards of $20,000 to $50,000 per month or quarter on geography- or industry-targeted campaigns such as banner ads, online newsletters and mobile marketing.

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