April 22, 2015 09:00 ET

Manta Introduces New Products and Resources for Small Businesses

New Website Offers Informative Content, Easy to Use Marketing Products and a Peer Community to Level the Playing Field for Small Businesses.

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2015) - Manta, the company exclusively dedicated to helping small businesses, recently introduced a diverse portfolio of products and a newly designed website to make it easier and faster for entrepreneurs to manage their most pressing business challenges.

Manta is committed to delivering content, community and a suite of marketing automation products to help businesses get the information and support they need -- from increasing competition to dealing with government regulations and bringing new customers in the door.

Most small business owners don't have the time or resources to manage marketing, operations and technology by themselves. Manta's latest offerings provide unbiased information and solutions by effectively putting big-business resources in the hands of every small business owner in a cost-effective package. A recent poll shows that Manta's small business members receive more help from Manta's resources (59 percent) than from the government and banks combined (14 and 27 percent, respectively).

"Small businesses can compete and grow more effectively with Manta's products and educational resources," said John Swanciger, CEO of Manta. "Our objective advice and their active engagement is the right formula to make well-informed decisions about the unique success factors for their unique business."

Automated Marketing Tools That Don't Break the Bank

Manta's new product suite includes:

  • Manta Priority Search: Affordable and automated, Manta Priority Search delivers clicks and calls from Google searches for local products and services. According to a recent Manta poll, 38 percent of consumers said they don't trust a business if it doesn't have a strong online presence, and small business owners reported that search engine referrals are one of the most valuable assets of their business, second only to their network of business contacts. 

  • Manta Ads: Manta Ads help small businesses advertise online by targeting thousands of potential customers searching for local small businesses, products and services on

  • Manta Listing Manager: With a single business profile and one performance dashboard, Manta ensures that small businesses can manage their online brand presence across more than 50 different sites.

Resources for the Toughest Issues

The launch of Manta's content hub, focused solely on small business topics, provides daily articles and helpful information for any small business owner or their staff. Resources include: relevant industry research, informative and actionable tips, and monthly online events -- and the new small business community simplifies the process of getting advice directly from peers. 

"One of the greatest benefits Manta offers is a lively small business community forum," said M.J. O'Brien, owner, 5150 Design. "It allows us to share advice with other small business owners, as well as find new customers. We get easy access to people in all types of businesses, from lawyers and accountants to community leaders."

Manta regularly surveys and publishes up-to-date information on everything from social media ROI to financial management. Results of Manta's most recent small business polls are available here, and for more information on how Manta can empower your small business to succeed in today's shifting landscape, please visit

About Manta
Manta empowers small business owners to succeed on their own terms by helping them stand out, connect with customers and grow their companies. Our solutions include a small business directory with millions of unique monthly visitors, valuable content and a suite of products to manage critical business needs. We strive to inform and inspire through learning opportunities, proprietary research, and a robust online community for dialogue and collaboration. Thousands of business owners join Manta each month. Visit to learn why.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Margaret Farrell
    (415) 963-4174 x 8
    Manta (at) highwirepr (dot) com