First Financial Bank Announces Small Business Team Leader (PR Newswire)
Steven C. Cunningham has been chosen to manage a new Small Business Lending Unit for First Financial Bank.
– May 29 12:24 PM ET
My spin: This is not a techie bit of news, but I like it when a company dedicates someone to work with small businesses!
Verizon Unveils Rivio(TM) Web Services Suite for Small Business Customers; Business Tools Available Through Verizon Web Site (PR Newswire) Verizon is presenting on its Web site a suite of Web-based services, offered by Rivio, Inc., that will help small businesses streamline and organize daily business operations.
– May 29 10:30 AM ET
My spin: HOT, HOT, HOT! Kudos to Rivio for snaging Verizon as a client. And it’s great that Verizon is launching the Rivio service. You know I’ll have more on this later, in addition to my upcoming Online Small Business Services report. And guess what! Rivio is selling Microsoft bCentral business services…guys and gals MS WILL dominate the online small biz service market.
Kurant Partners With vJungle to Deliver Small Business E-commerce Services (Business Wire)
Kurant Corporation, the leading provider of e-business software and services, today announced a strategic partnership with vJungle, a leading ASP integrator, to deliver an integrated solution that incorporates StoreSense(TM), Kurant’s flagship e-business software platform, into vJungle’s OpenEX(TM) platform, an integrated Web-based suite of business applications and services for the small business market.
– May 29 8:11 AM ET
My spin: This is another interesting thing, HOWEVER, vJungle needs to get more larger distribution deals, like Rivio just did! This is great for Kurant (extending their product) and good for vJungle, they have something else to sell but they need more people to sell to!
Innuity Launches e-Velocity (Business Wire)
…” The e-Velocity process allows Innuity to give their customers advice on all aspects of a small business’ online presence….
– May 29 10:11 AM ET
MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 29, 2001–Innuity, Inc. (www.innuity.com), an eBusiness Service Provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, today launches e-Velocity(TM) a patent-pending, proprietary, database and workflow management system that tracks the e-lifecycle of more than 100,000 small- to-medium sized businesses.
Through e-Velocity, Innuity is able to track and report how well their customer’s business is performing online. Innuity can now inform their customers when they are ready to move from QuikPage(TM) a small brochure Web site to PowerSite(TM) a more robust site. With PowerSite, businesses have more functionality such as, a self-editing tool kit, image library, site statistics, and customer relationship management tools.
My spin: Interesting…

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