Seattle, WA, May 23, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- PBN, a nationwide provider of scholarships and school improvements, announced the pre-launch of PBN Connect. The purpose of PBN is to defend the interests of our children in public and private education, create a platform that facilitates the sharing of information between parent, school, church, and businesses, become a leader in scholarship, and support global education reform that will allow our children to become leaders in science, technology, music, fashion, and sports. The core offering of PBN is PBN Education Conferences and PBN Connect, its online platform.
Headquartered in Seattle, PBN Connect promises to revolutionize the way companies and consumers do business together.
“I worked with a company that provided government procurement data to organizations who lacked the DNA to work in the public space,” said Fred Matthews, PBN founder and CEO. “Unfortunately, companies under $10 million in annual revenue are expected to disseminate through all the valuable data they receive and then pressured to convert that data into government awards. PBN has taken the stance to support these businesses so they in turn can continue to play a major role in supporting the communities they’re in. There is no better long term strategy.”
PBN Connect is free to businesses to register and will feature a bid notification service to the company via email at no cost. The company will receive project details, a budget, and a timeframe and may decide if it is in fact a project they would like to pursue.
The two main features of the website are a reverse bid auction and a scouting report that allows the consumer to evaluate businesses on their own. The scouting report relies on the feedback of its peers. The consumers are empowered to select the business they would like to work with and will award a company based on price and feedback. There is a minimal service fee per transaction that will only be collected on jobs that are completed by the business and approved by the consumer.
“PBN Connect is extremely attractive to the consumer,” adds Matthews. “The individual pays no membership fees and their decision to buy won’t be influenced by a clever marketing campaign. This is truly a win-win for both the consumer and the business they connect with. We look forward to creating an equal playing field for all.”