A version of this post originally appeared on Handshake 2.0.
ReviewHounds, a VT KnowledgeWorks member company, launched its online reputation management system on January 7, 2011. ReviewHounds's services to business owners include custom ReviewHounds TRACKreports documenting a company's online reputation. A TRACKreport addresses these questions and more: "Where can people find you?" "Where do people talk about you?" "How are people rating you?" and how your reputation changes over time. Click the image for a larger view of the first page of a sample TRACKreport or view an entire sample ReviewHounds TRACKreport here (.pdf).
ReviewHounds provides business owners with the most effective tools to understand, monitor and improve their online reputations. We believe that service companies, especially in the food and drink industry, need help to proactively manage their online reputations, maximize their web presences, and appeal fake reviews hurting a company's reputation. While our primary aim is to create tools that help business owners understand what is being said about their businesses and how that is changing over time, we want to support the business in the pursuit of new customers with our customized reputation improvement program. Inquiries for more information on our customized reputation improvement program can be sent to [email protected].
VT KnowledgeWorks is a unique growth enhancement program open to entrepreneurs in the New River Valley and beyond. Acceleration center and incubation facilities are located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. Programs for Members are divided into two categories according to the evolutionary status of the member company. Pre-Launch program components are carefully constructed to help market-worthy ventures organize, formulate strategy, obtain outside investment, and launch in an efficient manner. Enterprise class members benefit from emphasis on strategic support for ongoing growth, continuing intra-preneurship, and professional development for the corporate leader.
VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).