By Claire West

A new social business networking platform, SunZu.com is currently being created to meet the needs of modern business owners.

The successful British businessman, Lyndon Wood, last month set up a new company in Dublin, called SunZu - The Art of Business Limited.

The company founder - who is rapidly developing a new social business network launching at the end of January - owns the intellectual property and assets of Ecademy.com that he acquired in July 2012.

Unashamedly straight-talking Lyndon Wood said, “There is no global social business network that gives business owners the assistance and shared learnings they desperately seek in today’s volatile global economy. There will be an emphasis on sharing, learning, trading together and inspiring growth whilst not forgetting that people run businesses so establishing new business friends is very important.

“Since acquiring the intellectual property and assets of Ecademy.com in the summer, I have listened to thousands of people running small enterprises. What everybody wants is unbiased support, information, exposure and new business friends at little or no cost.

“My vision is that the new SunZu.com platform will provide open and free assistance because the start ups will be assisted by intermediate stage member companies, which in turn will benefit from the more advanced business owners.

“There will be three levels of membership, the first level of which is free to join and provides some great benefits and crucially there will be no advertising on the site apart from member services via our business pages.

“What’s more, there will be a strong focus on large and small face to face gatherings that will provide added impetus to the online SunZu community. SunZu is the missing link in social business networking. The honeymoon is over for ‘social’ and ‘business’ and it’s now time to take it seriously”.

Lyndon Wood concluded, “I am naturally inclined to assist businesses and have an affinity with those looking to succeed. My passion is unrivalled and I respect everyone who has made the leap to self employment and I will do all I can to assist their success. This is driving my motivation to deliver a superb global social business networking platform for enterprises of all kinds at every stage of growth.”