ZANA Network Launches Business Networking Portal Connecting Small and Medium Enterprises Worldwide



    
    Global Business Network Focuses on Profitable Sales Opportunities for
SMEs,
    Offers Health Insurance, Financing and Other Business Services
    

    WASHINGTON and DETROIT, June 26 /CNW/ -- ZANA Network, LLC today launched
a business networking portal that connects small and medium enterprises (SME)
in over 100 countries worldwide with sales opportunities, financing,
insurance, partnerships, marketing and other resources to help make them more
connected, efficient and profitable.  Additionally, the ZANA Network
(http://www.zananetwork.com) will provide a forum for the SME community to
explore, understand and express views on issues that impact them both locally
and on an international scale.
    "SMEs need sales, sales and more sales opportunities," said Howard
Keating, ZANA Network founder and CEO. "ZANA Network was created so that
entrepreneurs and SMEs -- whether they are across town or across the world --
can create business relationships that drive profitable sales and find the
support they need to make their businesses run as efficiently as possible."
    ZANA Network members will be able to post and view sales opportunities
from other SMEs, as well as view opportunities from larger corporations and
government entities looking for access to the services and products that SMEs
bring to market.  There are an estimated 49 million small and medium
businesses in the U.S., about half of which are home businesses. In the
European Union, SMEs employ about 65 million people.  In both regions, SMEs
represent 99 percent of all businesses.
    ZANA Network is a subscription-based service, with complete access to the
ZANA community, sales opportunities and services discounts requiring a monthly
membership fee of $40.00. Members registering by July 15, 2007 will receive a
30-day free trial, compliments of the companies which are providing member
services. Basic business information will be available to site visitors at no
cost.
    "ZANA Network is a business growth tool that can help level the playing
field for all entrepreneurs, nationally and internationally, especially women
and minority firms," said Pete Homer, president, CEO and founder of the
National Indian Business Association.  "Too often firms are left out of the
opportunity chain because they are unaware of how to get on the bid list. ZANA
Network gives its members not only access to the contracts, but the tools
needed to submit winning bids. It is equal opportunity at its best."
    ZANA Network has entered into an agreement with The Chafee Center for
International Trade at Bryant University to provide its members with access to
the International Trade Data Network (ITDN). ITDN is an extensive collection
of international, interactive search and retrieval databases that provide
detailed country reports, maps, statistics, as well as cultural and political
trade information. Data, gathered daily from diverse sources throughout the
world, is presented in an easy-to-use format for small and medium-sized
businesses to research new markets for manufactured products and services
worldwide.
    "The key to successful international trade is information.  With the
proper contacts, leads, research, and training, businesses can expand their
markets and increase sales," said Ray Fogarty, Director of The Chafee Center.
    In addition to its comprehensive sales connection capabilities, ZANA
Network has established partnerships with leading firms to offer its members a
range of "best-in-class" services needed to make businesses run more
efficiently.  ZANA Network members will have access to customized or
personalized services, many at discounted pricing, from leading organizations
in health insurance, financing, credit insurance, international consulting,
commercial real estate, logistics and credit reports.
    "As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand that when you run your own
business, you are the one responsible for everything from sales and marketing
to procurement and logistics," said Keating. "ZANA Network worked hard to
create a single comprehensive resource that SMEs can turn to, and we are
dedicated to continue developing partnerships and offerings that provide the
tools and resources needed so that SMEs can pursue their dreams profitably, no
matter what their age, product idea, or location."

    
    About ZANA Network, LLC
    
    ZANA Network is a dynamic online business community connecting small and
medium enterprises (SMEs) locally, nationally and globally. ZANA provides
sales opportunities, essential services, benefit programs and guidance, and
enables entrepreneurs and other SME business people to interact for mutual
benefit. ZANA drives active participation of global partners, associations and
governments to enable SMEs to make money, save money, and grow efficiently.
For more information, visit http://www.zananetwork.com.





For further information:

For further information: A. Ray Thomas, +1-248-477-5431, 
rthomas@zananetwork.com, or Margaret Bonilla, +1-603-548-0693, 
mbonilla@birnbachcom.com, both of ZANA Network, LLC Web Site:
http://www.zananetwork.com

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