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  • Media, Inc. Appoints Tony Uphoff as Chief Executive Officer- January 15, 2013 Media, Inc. the leading online destination for business purchasers looking for business-to-business (B2B) solutions, today announced the appointment of Tony Uphoff as Chief Executive Officer and Director, effective immediately.


    Resource Nation Acquires February 16, 2011

    Resource Nation, the quality leader in connecting businesses to prescreened vendors, announced today that it has acquired the brand and associated assets of, Inc., the leading online destination for business buyers looking for business-to-business (B2B) solutions. JMI Equity, a growth equity firm that invests in software, internet and business services companies, provided funding in support of the transaction and the Company’s ongoing growth. Resource Nation Chief Executive Officer Ryan Peddycord will continue to lead the Company with a combination of and Resource Nation management teams. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • CNBC

    Resource Nation Leads Industry in Click Fraud Prevention- December 20, 2010

    "Being the quality leader in the B2B lead generation space, it's important we consistently take measures to also deliver quality traffic to our pay-per-click customers," says Robert Swisher, Chief Technology Officer at the company. Resource Nation's B2B pay-per-click program allows advertisers to drive purchasers directly to their website.

  • BtoB Online

    Resource Nation Mentioned in Blog Posts of the Week- October 14, 2010

    With all the digital marketing channels available today, search engine optimization—getting found on the Internet “organically,” without having to pay for an ad—remains a key tactic for marketers. Here, Matt Krautstrunk of the ResourceNation blog offers us not his own views on SEO, but rather links to top articles he’s found here and there to give marketers a solid grasp on the current SEO buzz.

  • San Diego Business Journal

    Regional Report: Business is Booming- September 6, 2010

    Resource Nation, which connects business purchasers to pre-screened vendors, said Aug. 24 that during the last six months it has more than doubled. To accommodate its growth, Resource Nation recently moved to larger offices at 420 Stevens Ave., Suite 100.

  • AOL DailyFinance

    Resource Nation Achieves 12th Consecutive Growth Quarter- August 24, 2010

    Resource Nation, Inc., the quality leader in online B2B lead generation, achieves its twelfth consecutive quarter of revenue growth. Over the last six months, the company has more than doubled the vendors in its network and leads generated each day. The company also recently launched an exclusive lead program for those vendors interested in paying a premium for a one-to-one match. "Since working with Resource Nation, we are closing around 75% of the leads they send us," says Howard Davis, owner of Datel Communications. "In this economy, it's been hard to find marketing channels that drive both volume and quality."

  • Webbiquity

    B2B Marketplaces: A New Breed Takes On an Old Problem- July 19, 2010

    Resource Nation business resource marketplace: this site connects business buyers with providers of a wide range of common b2b products and services, from email marketing and payroll outsourcing to phone systems, laser printers and steel buildings. Rather than relying on social signals, all vendors are pre-screened by credit reporting agency Experian. The website also includes useful articles and guides for buyers.

  • The Street

    Resource Nation Launches Nationwide Business Directory Site – June 15, 2010

    “There are two types of buyers when looking for a vendor. Those who want help finding vendors and those who want to find a vendor on their own. With the launch of, we now offer solutions to both types of buyers,” says Ryan Peddycord, CEO of Resource Nation. “At, we will continue to match buyers with pre-screened vendors based on the buyers’ specific requirements. At, we help the do-it-yourself buyers by providing a list of vendors so they can search on their own.”

  • AOL Daily Finance

    Resource Nation Launches Office Improvement Categories- May 18, 2010

    Two of the highest quality leaders in the online lead generation space have partnered together to allow businesses to find a more extensive mix of services in one place. Resource Nation is one of the largest marketplaces for businesses to find pre-screened vendors in over 100 products and services such as time and attendance systems and VoIP phone systems. ServiceMagic is the nation's leading website connecting homeowners and businesses with service contractors. With the new relationship, now also connects businesses with office improvement contractors like landscaping, HVAC and handyman services.

  • The Power of eMarketing

    Resource Nation's CEO Moderates The Power of eMarketing Conference Panel- March 11, 2010

    CEO Ryan Peddycord has been invited to moderate the Search Marketing panel at this year's eMarketing Association's conference on April 21. The panel will educate attendees on what the future holds for search, organic search best practices and other techniques. Panelists include top experts from companies such as Dex One Interactive and Earthbound Media Group.

  • Reuters

    Resource Nation Leverages Experian's Business Credit Information to Further Prescreen Vendors- March 11, 2010

    Resource Nation is now going one step further to provide the trust businesses are looking for when seeking a vendor to help grow their business. By leveraging a relationship with Experian, a global leader of information services, a new prescreening process helps reduce the risk of businesses working with a questionable company and allows them to view detailed background information on each of the vendors in Resource Nation's network.

  • Yahoo Finance

    Resource Nation Launches SEO Solutions for Clients- January 21, 2010

    Resource Nation announced this month that it will begin providing premium SEO services to help customers increase their search traffic. Historically, Resource Nation has focused primarily on connecting businesses with local and national vendors in over 100 categories, from telemarketing to payroll services. Today, Resource Nation is leveraging its proven SEO formulas, large network of partners, family of web properties, proprietary technology, and team of content writers to also help customers significantly increase search market share.

  • San Diego Business Journal

    Resource Nation Rides Internet Marketing Wave- December 31, 2009

    Resource Nation, a Solana Beach-based operator of an Internet site connecting businesses with prescreened vendors, said Dec. 30 it more than doubled its vendor network in certain categories such as business telephone systems and payroll services.

  • The Street

    Resource Nation Grows Revenue More Than 300 Percent in 2009 by Providing Services With High ROI- December 30, 2009

    "We are very proud that we've been able to keep our largest customers happy and we've yet to see any of them leave our program after being a customer for more than a year," says Eric Fagerlund, VP of Sales. "This year our renewal rate for these customers is 100%, which is impressively higher than other companies in our industry." This is good news in an era where (according to TNS) total spending for advertising is down by 14.7%, while internet marketing has reported gains of 7.0%


    Resource Nation Continues Its Growth with New Services and Categories- December 10, 2009

    Resource Nation continues to see growth month after month, partly due to their category expansion. A one-stop shop for business purchasers, Resource Nation is constantly expanding its 100+ categories which currently include telephone VoIP services, web designers, and credit card processing companies to also include equipment such as point of sale systems, copiers and postage meters. In response to an increased demand from business buyers, Resource Nation has also added business security systems to its list.

  • StartUp Nation

    The Ultimate Home Business Resource List- December 1, 2009

    Resource Nation: This comprehensive database features local and national pre-screened vendors in over 80 categories, including accounting/bookkeeping, business plans and VOIP phone services. Best of all, the site makes it simple to compare price quotes to find the best vendor for your home business.

  • Noobpreneur

    How to Choose the Right Business Vendors for Your Small Business- November 5, 2009

    The best way to find the right vendors is by consulting with a business resource directory that provides a list of pre-screened vendors. They have done all the due diligence in hand-picking every vendor. In exchange for a smallish fee, you will gain access to a list of trustworthy vendors. One of the resource providers I recommend is Resource Nation.

  • San Diego Business Journal

    Dialing for Dollars: Solana Beach Business Buys VoIP Web Site- September 7, 2009

    Whether or not you swallow those numbers whole, there’s no denying it’s a technology sector on the rise. And Resource Nation, a business-to-business directory and marketplace based in Solana Beach, is riding the tide...Visitors to can also benefit from forthcoming reviews that assist in making more educated and well-researched decisions.

  • Business Exchange

    Resource Nation Grows Again Acquiring August 27, 2009

    A new online price comparison site for VoIP service is making purchasing decisions easier for business and residential VoIP users. allows consumers in search of business or residential VoIP services to easily compare hundreds of service providers based on cost, features offered, geographic location, and other requirements.

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    Entrepreneur's Journal: Cutting costs without killing your company- August 2, 2009

    Let's face it, you need a variety of commodity items, like phones and so on. To get a good deal, you can try online comparison services like Resource Nation. It is quick and easy to use. What's more, Resource Nation covers many key areas for small businesses.

  • San Francisco Business Times

    Resource Nation Partners with National Non-Profit Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence- July 14, 2009

    Resource Nation and Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence have partnered to connect more businesses with local and national vendors in over 100 categories. The vendor matching program now being offered to racers and members helps business buyers and sellers speed up the purchasing process and save money.

    "We are excited to offer the additional resources provided by Resource Nation to our racers and members," says Nell Merlino, CEO of Count Me In. "As a nonprofit aiming to help more women entrepreneurs grow their business and create jobs for our communities and future generations, these free tools are very valuable to our community."

  • Resource Nation CEO Ryan Peddycord Wins "40 Under 40" Award

    San Diego Metropolitan Magazine- July 14, 2009

    Ryan Peddycord, CEO of Resource Nation, was recently named one of San Diego’s “40 Under 40” by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine. Peddycord was selected as a standout among hundreds of nominees for his efforts building Resource Nation over the past several years.  Over the past twelve months, Resource Nation’s monthly revenue has grown 700% and now connects over 10,000 buyers and sellers each month.  Peddycord will be honored at a luncheon this fall.

  • Resource Nation CEO Educates Entrepreneurs on Voice of America

    Voice of America- May 14, 2009

    CEO Ryan Peddycord was a guest on Voice of America’s Star of PR with Cindy Rakowitz. During the show, Peddycord provided tips and advice on how to start and grow your business.


    Managing a Small Business in a Recession - May 20, 2009

    ...To be sure, it may be possible to ramp up marketing efforts without doling out more money. "One way to keep customers satisfied is approaching them after a sale for feedback. See if they have any suggestions," says Ryan Peddycord, president of Resource Nation. "That opens more opportunities for sales to that client or referrals to new ones. People like to be heard, and not just in automated surveys."

  • Resource Nation Speaks at LeadsCon 2009

    Resource Nation participated on a speaker panel at this year’s LeadsCon held in Las Vegas on March 4-5. President Ryan Peddycord educated over 500 attendees about the B2B lead generation industry offering his expertise and insight to the audience. LeadsCon is the pioneering conference and expo dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of those operating in the online lead generation industry.

  • BizJournals

    Resource Nation Announces 2008 Results - Vendor Network Grows Over 500% - February 27, 2009

    "To support an increase in demand from businesses looking to save time and money on purchases for their business, Resource Nation grew its network of local and national pre-screened vendors by 500 percent in 2008. The company, whose vendor matching service connects businesses to local and national pre-screened vendors in over 100 business categories, attributes this rapid growth to the high-quality leads it provides to its vendors. Tripling its staff of purchasing consultants who match buyers and sellers, Resource Nation expects this pace of growth to continue in 2009."

  • AOL Money and Finance

    Entrepreneur's Journal: Time to renegotiate with your vendors and suppliers - February 15, 2009

    " has an extensive referral service for small business providers, covering things like phone systems, payroll services, teleconferencing and so on. It's easy to use and is based on bids from qualified vendors and suppliers. All in all, it's definitely worth checking out -- and can help out your business in these tough times."

  • Forbes

    Resource Nation Continues Rapid Growth With New Chairman and Partners - January 8, 2009

    "Resource Nation elects Kenneth B. Hamlet to Chairman of the Board. During his time as CEO and President at Holiday Inns Inc., Kenneth B. Hamlet was instrumental in managing over 1800 hotels worldwide and strategic decisions including the $2.5 billion recapitalization of the company in 1987."

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Resource Nation works with business communities who promote Resource Nation's vendor matching service to their members.  Below is an excerpt by the Wall Street Journal talking about Resource Nation"s relationship with the Microsoft and StartupNation Sun City online community of business owners.

    "Microsoft Office Live is one sponsor of a new competition called the Home-Based 100 being held by StartupNation LLC, an online entrepreneurial advice firm. Winners, who will be ranked based on total net income generated during the past two years as shown on tax returns, get to market their business via a virtual neighborhood nicknamed Sun City at Sun City is designed as an online community for real home-based firms, with a business directory and access to vendors who bid to provide services like Web hosting."

  • Startup Nation

    Resource Nation matches both existing businesses as well as budding entrepreneurs to qualified vendors.  StartupNation, the world's largest online community for startups, talks about the value Resource Nation provides an entrepreneur. 

    "Start a business... get a bookkeeper... build a website... buy some ads.  The list goes on and on.  But as an entrepreneur you deal with a constant flow of vendors to get things done.  So how do you pull this off in the best, fastest, least expensive way?  We may just have part of the answer.  It"s called, "Vendor Flow*."

    *Vendor Flow was renamed Resource Nation in 2007.

  • Yahoo Finance

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    We're totally committed to seeing people succeed. The StartMeUp! program is unprecedented in terms of the hand holding provided to individual entrepreneurs. We believe this is a game-changer," adds Troy Janisch, publisher of Business Owner's Toolkit. Enrollment is open to any and all aspiring entrepreneurs who want to make the leap and get launched in 2008.