By Rieva Lesonsky

Two companies that have long been dedicated to serving small businesses are joining forces–our client Network Solutions, and The result will bring even better offerings to small business owners as the union of these two companies creates new opportunities for leading-edge small business products.

To celebrate the acquisition of Network Solutions,, a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will ring the Closing Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite today.

“We are delighted to ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell … and to celebrate our enhanced opportunity to serve small businesses,” said chairman and chief executive officer, David Brown. “We strongly believe that mass adoption of the Internet by small business is taking place right now.”

Brown, whose wife is a small business owner, started to help small businesses grow by harnessing the power of the Internet. Network Solutions is the 11th company has acquired to better service small businesses. Brown believes small businesses need a lot of help, especially in using online tools and dealing with the changing landscape of online commerce. Brown says the combined company¬†will provide more value to small business customers, because they’ll be able to use the best products that the combined companies have to offer.

I hope you’re already reading Network Solutions’ GrowSmartBusiness blog. Visit for more information about this exciting new era that means more power for small and midsized businesses!