Growth Matters: Qype finds the best local services

With all the gloom in the global economy, I got to wondering whether there is anything else going on in the world of business. I'm looking for growth because I think that's what will ultimately bring the economy out of the doldrums. Not surprisingly, that growth is coming from technology companies. In Growth Matters, I look at consumer technology companies that point the way to growth trends -- and in the process introduce services and products you may want to explore

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If you're new to a city or town, how do you find out where the best dry cleaners and restaurants are? If you've used Qype then you've got your answer. I interviewed, Andrew Hunter, General Manager Qype.co.uk, who said, "Qype is your local community online. It's a great way for people to discover the best places in their local area -- from restaurants and bars to libraries and book stores. Qype is also a great way for local businesses to connect with their existing audience and attract new customers."