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EFactor, the world's largest entrepreneurial community, provides resources that every small business owner needs: funding, knowledge, gain revenue and save cost. At EFactor, entrepreneurs exchange ideas with experts, receive exclusive discounts on business tools, interact with potential partners or clients, and discover funding for their startups. With close to a million users in 168 countries, EFactor offers a unique mix of online and offline E.vents in the US and internationally. Members join EFactor to make relevant connections, taking their businesses to the highest level. EFactor is headquartered in San Francisco, and founded by a team of successful serial entrepreneurs.
In 2007, two of EFactor founders, Adrie Reinders and Marion Freijsen, published the book "The N Factor: How Networking Can Change the Dynamics of Your Business." In midst of preparing materials and research, Freijsen built a small website - a basic tool that allowed all three partners to ask questions to other entrepreneurs. By researching the web, they realized that there was no central resource for worldwide entrepreneurs that supported groups of individuals who wanted to start, or already were, building their own businesses.
In March 2008, the "EFactor" website (E standing for Entrepreneurship) was established as the first online community for entrepreneurs, a place to share experiences and support each other. In April 2009, the company chose San Francisco as its headquarter. As of January 2011, EFactor has almost 900,000 users in 168 countries worldwide with highest user-base in: US, Netherlands, UK, Germany and India. It has attracted entrepreneurs and investors in 90 industries.
The book "E Factor - The Story," written by Adrie Reinders, Marion Freijsen and Roeland Reinders, is currently reaching completion and will be published in winter of 2011.
All three founders are serial entrepreneurs who previously built their successes from OHM, Inc., a global enterprise dedicated to assisting emerging technology companies in selling their products to Fortune 2000 corporations throughout Europe and US.
Why Join EFactor?
The four business pillars that EFactor supports are: find funding, gain knowledge, save costs, and gain revenue.
EFactor helps members find funding by carefully selecting qualified investors appropriate for their specific enterprises. By networking with other EFactor members in similar industries or via EFactor resource channels, members can gain further knowledge about their own industries as well as other businesses in similar domains. The EFactor mentors program is also set up to guide entrepreneurs through different stages, mentors provide valuable knowledge that members need to acquire throughout their business ventures. EFactor helps entrepreneurs save costs by offering efficient tools and services that are business-oriented and at discount prices exclusive only to EFactor members. Entrepreneurs gain revenue by being connected to the right people who can help them profit their businesses. EFactor helps members make money from their companies because members are interacting with relevant networks, who can provide effective business exchanges and turn companies into profitable enterprises.