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AGORACOM Ranks 57 In Profit 100 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 10:31 AM on Monday, June 1st, 2009

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TORONTO, June 1st, 2009AGORACOM North America’s largest online investor relations community and social networking website for serious small and micro cap retail investors, proudly announces that it has been selected by PROFIT Magazine as one of Canada’s fastest growing organizations.

Measured against a running five-year revenue growth, AGORACOM ranks 57th overall in the 21st annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine using results reported for the period between 2003-2008.

“We are thrilled to have our company achieve the #57th position on the PROFIT 100, and honoured to have received this recognition in spite of a tough economy,” says AGORACOM Founder George Tsiolis. “We are especially proud of the fact we are a Web 2.0 organization that has demonstrated a successful business model beyond mere advertising, Web 2.0 is not just about Facebook, YouTube and social networking sites. We are using the web to deliver real services to real customers, while generating real revenues and profits. I hope others Web entrepreneurs can follow our lead.”

In 2008 over 1.3 million retail investors from more than 200 countries visited AGORACOM.com 7.9 million times to read 96 million pages of small-cap news and information.

“It was clear as day to me the investor relations model for small-cap public companies was inefficient and broken. Small public companies needed a faster, more cost-efficient way to communicate their message to current and prospective shareholders around the world. The Web was the solution,” added Tsiolis. “Today, that vision has translated into millions of investors communicating with hundreds of small-cap companies via a moderated online community. I want to deeply thank our clients for believing and now benefiting from this great model. We pioneered the space, are still the leaders and now expanding into Europe, China and a mobile platform, so I look forward to being part of The PROFIT 100 for many years to come. Finally, this achievement serves as a real credit to our management team, employees and families, all of whom have sacrificed so much to make this happen.”

Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 100 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies. Published in the June issue of PROFIT and online at PROFIT100.com, the PROFIT 100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.

“The PROFIT 100 are an inspiration to entrepreneurs at all stages of growth, from startup to major corporation,” says Ian Portsmouth, editor of PROFIT. “Their business practices and product innovations are exemplary of how businesses can succeed in uncertain times”.

About AGORACOM:

AGORACOM is North America’s largest online investor relations community for small-cap companies. We’ve partnered with the world’s biggest Internet companies, including Globe Investor, Yahoo, AOL, Google and Blackberry to market our clients to a massive audience of new small-cap investors. Over 300 small-cap public companies and their CEOs have trusted AGORACOM and our online investor relations model to reach millions of current and prospective small-cap investors from around the world. No rumours, profanity, stock bashing or hyping. Our traffic ranking is above the top 0.5% of all websites around the world. Visit AGORACOM online at http://www.agoracom.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/agoracom.

About PROFIT Magazine:

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success, is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For more than 25 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them increase their revenues, boost their profitability and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Published six times a year by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost exclusively to the chief executives of companies with 5 to 250 employees and annual revenue of $1 million to $25 million, reaching 306,000 readers across Canada. Visit PROFIT online at http://www.PROFITmagazine.ca.

CONTACT INFORMATION

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Mitchell Fanning

Director of Marketing / Communications

mitchf@agoracom.com

CORPORATE INQUIRIES

George Tsiolis, LL.B

President

AGORACOM

info@agoracom.com

AGORACOM Ranked Amongst Top10 Best Designed Stock Sites

Posted by AGORACOM at 6:55 PM on Monday, July 28th, 2008

I am happy to announce that for the 3rd time this month, AGORACOM has been voted/named to a Top 10 list. This honor comes by way of the members of CommandShift3, who ranked AGORACOM the #7 best designed stock site.

Earlier this month, we had the privilege of being named to the following Top10 lists:

As with the other Top10 lists, the CommandShift3 list includes some great companies that we are proud to be named amongst including:

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Bloomberg
  • CNN Money
  • ING Direct
  • TD Ameritrade

What is perhaps even more impressive are the list of other great nominees that did not make the Top10 list including:

  • Motley Fool
  • Nasdaq
  • NYSE
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Seeking Alpha
  • Marketwatch
  • CNBC

Wow…have to admit a great deal of pride on this one. Thanks to everyone at CommandShift3 for recognizing our design efforts. Naturally, we have to give big credit to Dom and his development/design team at The Working Group.

Regards,
George

StartUpNorth Names AGORACOM One Of Canada’s Top 10 Web Startups

Posted by AGORACOM at 6:12 PM on Monday, July 7th, 2008

I’m happy to announce that, for the second time in the last week, AGORACOM has once again been named to a Top 10 list by a leading blog. This time out, David Crow and Jevon MacDonald of StartUpNorth listed AGORACOM as one of the Top 10 Canadian web start ups to watch.

I’m particularly honored and pleased for the recognition for two reasons. First, StartUpNorth is one of those few blogs focused on reporting on Canadian web companies that are actually producing real web solutions for real customers, as opposed to reporting on the next “me too” and “cool” Web 2.0 application.

Second, here are just some examples of the great companies we shared the list with:

Quite the company. Quite the honor.

Regards,
George

p.s. David, sorry about the S.U.N. logo at the top but couldn’t find your logo so had to use this one.

AGORACOM Named Top 10 Online Financial Analysis Tool

Posted by AGORACOM at 12:56 PM on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

The good folks over at Financial Modeling Guide have seen it fit to name AGORACOM to their list of Top 10 Most Innovative Online Financial Tools For Investors. We were selected along with some pretty good company (as seen above) for the following reason:

“We have selected these sites as they have each managed to come up with a cutting edge, innovative product that enables financial analysis or discussions with other investors around all types of asset classes, including stocks, bonds, forex and funds.

Thanks to Retha, Michelle and Daniel for taking the time to compile this list and find us worthy of inclusion. We’ll be sure to continue adding innovative products that enable great analysis and discussions amongst investors.

Regards,
George

Yahoo Publishes Case Study On AGORACOM

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:29 AM on Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Hey, gang. Sorry I’ve been “off-blog” for a few days but I was under self-exile as we planned the next 6 months of AGORACOM. I’m back and you can expect to see a flurry of great stuff here on the AGORACOM Blog.

To this end, I’m really proud to announce that Yahoo has released a case study on AGORACOM that is being used in several of their collateral materials. If you want some great insight into how we use search engine marketing to drive new investors to both our clients and our website, have a read.

This is especially true of those of you that discovered AGORACOM via search engines.

The best part is that search engine marketing really works. AGORACOM clients using search engines are literally driving hundreds of new investors to their HUBS every month. From our own point of view, our traffic numbers just continue to grow and grow and grow.

If you are not using search engine marketing for your business, you are missing out on a world of opportunity.

Regards,
George

iTunes Selects AGORACOM Small-Cap TV As A New and Notable. Clients Win!

Posted by AGORACOM at 2:08 PM on Friday, September 28th, 2007

Hey, folks. It gives me great pleasure to announce that iTunes has selected AGORACOM Small-Cap TV as a New & Notable under the Business > Investing category. We were one of only 16 podcasts to make the spot.

Major Kudos have to go out to our Podcast Producer/Consultant/Miracle Worker Leesa Barnes at Caprica who walked in to our offices a year ago and turned a few Greeks into podcasting legends. In addition to our video show, Leesa also created our current podcasting empire at SmallCapPodcast.

At the end of the day, however, the biggest winner of all have been our clients. Why? AGORACOM now dominates 9-10 out of the top 10 positions on Google when searching pretty much anything related to small-cap podcasts.

Thanks to everyone for making this a smash success. Onward and Upward.

Regards,
George