Sunnyvale, California (PressExposure) October 07, 2011 -- Globial, a company aiming to connect small businesses everywhere, is launching a new business-to-business network and marketplace platform in October 2011 after nearly a year in development. The Globial platform is intended to help small businesses connect with each other, find trustworthy trade partners, and engage in global trade more easily.
The company aspires to create opportunities for small businesses by empowering users with information and connecting them with businesses in other countries. "Globial is more than just a platform, it's a symbol of trust in global trade and our attempt to help small business owners," said Umut Yildirim, Founder of Globial. "Our October launch is just the beginning. We will be increasing trust and making global trade easier every single day. With the economic climate hurting many people, we're taking action by adding value to the small business world. Helping small businesses talk, trust, and trade with each other means a lot to us!"
Globial centers on trust built through information, communication, and transparency. The platform rewards businesses that engage with others, demonstrate expertise, and share information-actions that inherently build trusting relationships. Businesses that share and participate more will be highlighted as more trustworthy. The platform invites users to talk to each other and share their experiences, ensuring only quality businesses remain on the network.
Globial integrates a network, a marketplace, and a tradebook into one platform:
* Networking - Users have profiles that show all their activity on the Globial platform. A single "News Stream" brings together updates from across the platform. Users can communicate with each other through chats, messages, and comments. They can also add businesses to their contacts list, follow users they want to watch, and share media.
* Business to Business Marketplace - Businesses can do specific searches for trading partners or suppliers by industries, countries, sizes, and more. They can also ask other users that have worked with a specific business about their experiences.
* Tradebook - Users can ask questions and other users can answer them to show their expertise. A trade dictionary lets users to look up unfamiliar international trade terms. Businesses can also post buying leads, specific goods or services that they want to purchase.