Local Directory Listing Service Yext Gets a $525 Million Dollar Valuation. Small Business Is Big Biz.

Don’t you just love when awesome services that help small businesses get funding and GROW. Yext is one of those services. They help small businesses mange their local listing, from one console.

Crains NY writes, “The financing for the New York-based startup was led by Insight Venture Partners and included existing investors Marker, Institutional Venture Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. Yext, which has raised a total of $116 million, was last valued at $270 million in a 2012 funding.

Yext’s decision to take private funding follows turbulence for business software companies in the public market. Marketo Inc., which makes software to automate marketing, is down 40% so far this year. Cloud-storage provider Box Inc. is waiting until market conditions improve to hold an initial public offering, people familiar with the situation have said.”

NY and San Francisco based businesses are not the only ones benefiting from small business investment. Goldman Sachs, last year, led a $54 million investment in Chandler based CRM company Infusionsoft.

There are an explosive number of credible services that massively help your small businesses implement better marketing solutions, Yext, is one of them. Their web site needs an uplift, however.

A a small business owner you have all the tools you need, free and free based to help BOOST your business – get more customers and keep the ones you have.

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