Now here is a deal you have to love.
MerchantCircle is focused on solving the problem is the local internet ad business that there is not effective channel to the small local merchant on any scale for selling ads. That is unless you want to consider the yellow pages’s salesforce, who loves to sell something that is outrageously expensive and has zero transparancy with fear.
MerchantCircle is gaining significant momentum with merchants all over the country including out of the way places like Fairhope where it already has more merchants that alot of web business who have been around for years without a single telesales person, sales person, etc.
We incubated it with Rustic Canyon and funded it with Disney and Bank of America. It is getting fun.