connXus.com Inks Agreement with LexisNexis: Small, Minority and Women Business Owners Benefit...

connXus.com Inks Agreement with LexisNexis: Small, Minority and Women Business Owners Benefit from Discount on Business Intelligence Platform



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CINCINNATI, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Knowledge may be power, but it often comes at a higher price than small and diverse businesses may be able to afford. Thanks to an agreement with information leader LexisNexis, the small, woman- and minority-owned business members of connXus.com will now have easy, affordable access to in-depth knowledge about more than 43 million potential customers.

Supplier diversity matchmaker connXus.com today announced that its members will be able to access the LexisNexis® Prospect Portfolio sales and marketing tool at a discounted price, according to an agreement between the two companies. Prospect Portfolio is a sales solution that helps organizations gather business intelligence for supporting their selling process. It includes targeted prospect lists and in-depth profiles covering more than 43 million companies, 58 million executives and 1,000 industries. Prospect Portfolio is offered through the Business Insight Solutions group within LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for legal, corporate, tax, academic and government markets. connXus.com members will receive free training on the tool, and both companies will also co-produce webinars to educate each other’s customers and members on topics like supplier diversity and effective use of business intelligence information.

“This agreement puts a big company tool in the small business toolbox and makes it extremely affordable,” said Rod Robinson, connXus.com founder and CEO. “With Prospect Portfolio, connXus.com members can find better leads, close more deals and grow their businesses.”

connXus.com is a new online service that revolutionizes supplier diversity by making it easy and affordable for corporations to locate, evaluate and engage performance-rated small, minority- or woman-owned businesses. It matches buyers with diverse suppliers and lets corporate buyers conduct searches for performance-rated suppliers or post contract opportunities for suppliers to submit bids.

“connXus.com is doing important work to connect buyers with diverse suppliers,” said Tom Ogburn, vice president and managing director of Business Insight Solutions at LexisNexis Legal & Professional. “Adding the unmatched collection of trusted LexisNexis company and executive information through Prospect Portfolio will make the connXus solution even more powerful.”

connXus.com launched in December 2010 and since then, corporate buyer members have posted more than $75 million in contract opportunities for diverse supplier members on the site. Registered connXus members number close to 1,000, including small, woman- and minority-owned businesses representing hundreds of categories, along with corporate buyers responsible for more than $20 billion in annual spending. The company recently announced an initial round of seed funding. For more information, go to www.connxus.com.

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connXus.com Inks Agreement with LexisNexis: Small, Minority and Women Business Owners Benefit from Discount on Business Intelligence Platform