SOURCE: MiNeeds.com

MiNeeds.com

February 09, 2010 12:56 ET

Shopping for Local Services Made Simple, Easy and Efficient at MiNeeds.com

Get Competitive Bids and Quotes From Local Professionals Without Having to Initiate Contact, Negotiate Costs or Waste Time on the Phone

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - Ever wished there was an efficient way to shop for local services like a contractor, lawyer, CPA, wedding planner, photographer, even a masseuse -- and get competitive bids and quotes without having to initiate contact, negotiate costs or waste time on the phone? MiNeeds.com, offering consumers a new way to shop for local services, makes it simple, easy and efficient.

Instead of having to labor through time-consuming research and reviews, or worse, picking out services at random from Craigslist or the Yellow Pages, with MiNeeds.com (www.mineeds.com) consumers post their service need once, then sit back and get immediate bids back from local professionals, along with credentials, ratings, reviews and more.

MiNeeds.com, which instantly recognizes user location and geographical range, helps shoppers find exactly the local service they need. MiNeeds.com automatically notifies professionals in their area that match the exact service requested. Professionals then submit competitive bids to the user, who can easily compare offers at their convenience.

For example, if looking for a wedding photographer, a shopper might post "I need a professional wedding photographer in Seattle, with 5 years experience on Saturday, June 12. My budget is $1,000."

MiNeeds.com, which is free for consumers, works in three steps:

1. Post Your Need
2. Receive Competitive Bids from Local Professionals
3. Compare Offers, Read Reviews & Credentials -- then Choose Your Favorite

"MiNeeds.com, which launched in March 2008, is available in most major US markets and the consumer response has been fantastic. We're seeing site traffic expand on average 25% month-over-month, along with about 25,000 service providers online at present, which is increasing at a rate of 35% per month," said co-founder Raed Malhas.

MiNeeds.com is also a great small business tool. When joining MiNeeds.com, professionals must create a professional profile, which can be very comprehensive including pictures, videos, work samples, testimonials, past bids/contracts won at MiNeeds.com, and more, making it simple for the consumer to evaluate against competing bids.

MiNeeds.com is built around a rich community including tips and articles from professionals, user ratings, and Ask the Experts. Search by city, state, zip code or the service category needed. Consumers can register at www.mineeds.com or use their Facebook account to login to MiNeeds.com.

About MiNeeds.com

MiNeeds.com (www.mineeds.com), which launched in March '08, is the free site offering consumers a new and efficient way to shop for local services. Instead of having to labor through time-consuming research, calls, and reviews, or worse, picking out services at random from Craigslist or the Yellow Pages, with MiNeeds.com consumers post their service need once, then sit back and get immediate bids back from local professionals along with credentials, ratings, reviews and more. MiNeeds.com is built around a rich community including tips and articles, best practices, user ratings, Ask the Experts, and more. Search by city, state, zip code or category need. Consumers can register at www.mineeds.com or use their Facebook account. For more information please visit www.mineeds.com.

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