I’ve been following what Conor from Argolon’s blog for a while, so it’s good news that his startup Loudervoice is now going into (alpha? Beta1?) trails. Even better that the problem that he’s trying to solve is directly relevant:
Tired of having your knowledge and expertise under-exposed and unread? We aim to change that.
Having been through the ‘we’re-a-startup-going-to-change-the-world-oops-just-failed-miserably’ route, I’ll be interested in how his business model differs from the likes of Experts Exchange.
Update: For info , Experts Exchange business model is to allow people to post questions and pay for answers. The experts themselves receive nothing but ‘brownie points’. I can’t see why people would want to post and lose control of their information especially as you have to log in and pay to see the answer (not very Google-able), but lots of people do.
Update 2: Ok , this time, Loudervoice really is open for Beta. Really.
I don’t normally post as the result of a mass email, but this is one of the more useful ones.
Ken of Calmar has just sent out information on Irish Consultants .ie – it does exactly what it says on the tin.
It’s not just for Information Technology Consultants (where yours truly lives), but the site also covers:
- Advertising & Media
- General Management
- Health & Safety
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Property Management
- Public Relations
- Research & Development
- Risk Management
- State & Semi State Agencies
- Training & Development
Basic listing is free, although a ‘premium’ listing costs around 300 Euro. That sounds a very ‘Web 2’ business model , even if the site (thankfully) doesn’t use those words!
… have a read of this instead. Ireland is probably unique in having , within the last 10 years , benefited hugely from offshoring (why do you think all the US Companies are here?), then benefited again from being about to offshore work itself.
Thanks to Bill for the link.