Finding and Sharing Skills Socially

We’re highlighting small businesses from around the country as nominated by you, our readers. If your favorite small business is using Twitter to communicate with customers, let us know about it @fbsmallbiz with the hashtag #mysbc, and it may be featured as an upcoming Small Business Spotlight.

Small Business Spotlight: Skillpages

Who: Iain MacDonald, 35, @Skillpages

What: A social site for sharing and finding people with the skills you need .

Where: Dublin, Ireland and now North America

When: 2011

How: MacDonald was struck by the idea of finding real-life people will the skills and services needed, via social circles.

Today, the site has more than 8 million active members in 190 countries.

“We see our members as evangelists for our products,” he said. “We are giving them value, and our growth mentality is the value for our members to share the existence of our product.”

Quote from owner: “No matter what your skill, we enable you to get found by people who want to hire you,” MacDonald said. “It’s difficult to get found by new customers. You may be a bookkeeper and someone three streets away may need your services, but they don’t know you exist. We help you get found in a simple and free way. ”