Yahoo to Sell Small Business Unit

Reuters reports that Yahoo is trying to sell its HotJobs and Small Business units. This is part of an effort by Yahoo to focus on its core businesses.

Yahoo Small Business primarily engages in hosting services including web hosting, domains, and merchant solutions. Frankly, Yahoo has never been a particular strong competitor in the hosting space, so this makes sense.

The division also includes sponsored search and display advertising. I would assume these offerings will be moved to a different division (at least from a sales perspective).

This division does not include Yahoo’s local business listing service.