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Biz Tip: How to Connect with Service Providers

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    The notion of busting out the Yellow Pages and calling all the listings relevant to your particular needs doesn't just seem antiquated in this information age -- it's obsolete.

    But say you need a lawyer, accountant or a consultant and don't want to fritter away precious man-hours finding one and then subsequently haggling over a rate.

    The Wall Street Journal recently identified a local company that addresses this very issue: ExpertBids.com allows individuals and businesses to connect with service providers, and lets the seeker set the price.

    Here's how it works: Put out a bid for what you need (which is free), and wait for the professionals to come out of the woodwork. Find the one you want, send them a personalized fee and get what you want.

    Not bad at all -- and beats getting a hernia from lugging out the phone book. 

    Read the full piece at the Wall Street Journal.