New Delhi, Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI/Business Wire India): LimeExchange, the first socially-networked online services marketplace for on demand global talent, today announced the launch of a new suite of features coinciding with the launch of LimeExchange in the United States. imeExchange launched earlier this year in India and now opens the social marketplace to the rest of the world.
Increasingly, entrepreneurs and SMBs are challenged to show quick results.
Adding to this pressure is a "devastating skills shortage" in the U.S. that Gartner says is threatening business growth.
Project outsourcing helps companies adjust their go-to-market and delivery plans to meet increasing business needs for this new reality of constrained resources.
"Now small businesses and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and around the world have new options," said George Searle, LimeExchange CEO.
"LimeExchange makes it easy for businesses of every size to build tight, productive relationships with talented service providers anywhere on earth. The benefits of outsourcing are no longer exclusive to the Fortune 1000," George added.
Continuing further on LimeExchange new features launch and benefits for India, Pawan Agarwal, Head India Operations, Lime Spot said "LimeExchange provides the gateway for SMBs and entrepreneurs to achieve agility and cost effectiveness via outsourcing to the right talent, and this is not exclusive to any sector or country."
"Even Indian businesses, during this economic turmoil, now realize that productivity and predictability are more important business factors than just cost LimeExchange provides all SMBs and entrepreneurs' tools to tap into global resources, manage risks, deliver repeat business and increase quality, which ensures faster time to market" added Agarwal.
"LimeExchange provides skilled professionals, freelancers and Small Medium Businesses from India and other emerging economies like China and Russia increased business opportunities through an online platform helping them in expanding global reach, integrated networking features allows all users to foster a business network and build a trusted relationship with global customers across the world", said Abhishek M Gupta, VP Technology Lime Spot India.
"Some of our latest features have kept interests of Buyers and Service providers alike. For e.g. 'proof of concept' not only provides benefits to buyers but also ensures that service providers get an equal opportunity platform to showcase their skills and expertise.", added Gupta.
LimeExchange breaks the mold of first-generation online services marketplaces, going beyond mere matching of buyers and sellers or providing simple "feedback" rating systems.
Instead, LimeExchange delivers practical service provider evaluation, integrated delivery management, focused knowledge networking, and contemporary social networking tools, which SMB's and entrepreneurs need in order to establish and sustain profitable business relationships.