BizHobNob, is an global online platform that enables people to find service providers they can *trust*, based on recommendations from within their communities and friends. BizHobNob is a network of service providers. It can be used by anyone to find an appropriate service provider for their business or personal needs. BizHobNob is deeply connected with existing social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Trust is emphasized by recommendations from family, friends and communities.
Very often, when looking for a service provider, we either call up our friends for recommendations or turn to the yellow pages. While the former is a very trusted model, but limited in scale, the latter scales very well, but is untrusted. BizHobNob seeks to fill the gap in between.
Bizhobnob is a Bangalore based startup and was launched in Beta stage in December 2010. Bizhobnob is founded by Sapna Chandiramani, an alumnus of University of Rochester and also a Yahoo Veteran where she headed global engineering team and hold multiple patents.
Bizhobnob is an invite-only platform, it thrives on referrals. Popularly referred to as a “LinkedIn for Service Providers”, it does not seek to build another social network, but to simply leverage existing ones.
While the platform is free to use for anyone looking for a service provider, and even for service providers looking to list themselves on BizHobNob, the latter can benefit greatly from the paid subscription, priced attractively at Rs. 100/month!
So, the next time you are seeking a service provider – be it a party planner for your kid, or a web designer for your firm, you know to look no further!