➤ Perfect Business Plaxo is an enhanced address book tool for networking and staying in contact.➤ Plaxo Quibb is a social network that connects professionals through the use of business news and informed commentary."We wanted to create a reputable site for entrepreneurs -- and those interested in them." Today there are 160,000 members on Entrepreneur (not to be confused with Entrepreneur Dating.com, a newer site with about a 1,000 members whose owner declined to be interviewed).Kurtz uses a freemium business model, so he makes money if members choose to upgrade from the free basic membership.➤ Meetup Networking for Professionals is a business network that combines online business networking and real-life events.➤ Networking for Professionals Opportunity is a business network built around a lead generation tool that connects you to other professionals who could bring you leads, sales, and clients.
Angel List is a social network that connects startups with investors to help raise funding; also allows for browsing of jobs at startups.
"We calculate the percentage of free members who choose to upgrade," Kurtz says.
"And as long as our average cost per site visitor stays below our average revenue per visitor, we're in good shape." Kurtz and his wife Claire, also an entrepreneur, live in Atlanta with their two cats.
And it was in 2005 that Kurtz recognized the need to launch an entrepreneur-specific dating site, which he aptly named Entrepreneur
"Although not single myself, it was clear that entrepreneurs who were single and looking just didn't have the time to dedicate to complicated registration processes, nor fool with the trivialities attached to the mainstream dating sites," he says.