REAL BUSINESS - Mar 3 - EasyDate, Max Polyakov’s business, boasts over 7M members across a range of websites, and it’s growing fast – 1.5M new members signed up in the second half of 2009 alone. According to Bill Dobbie, the company’s chairman, the company recorded £2.8M in profit on a £12M turnover in its last accounts, and expects turnover to ~ £20M this year. EasyDate – under its various brand names of DateTheUK.com, BeNaughty.com, Cupid.com, Canoodle.com and SpeedDater events – is now present and growing in Australia, India, Ireland, South America, and the US. “We’re also looking to move into France, Germany and Spain, and to really grow our American business significantly,” adds Polyakov. The next step is for the company to raise more capital, which will help them expand their operations.
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