How to Get the Government to Promote Your Start-up
Recently there has been buzz around New York City Mayor Michael Blumberg giving support to a local start-up Zaarly. So how did Zaarly land a prominent leader to support their start-up?
Eric Koester, Zaarly’s co-founder and chief marketing officer, provides great tips to any new start-ups in the early stages. Here are three tips you may want to follow. To get noticed by local officials
1. Create a street/dream team to create buzz for your product or service before the launch.
2. Building and investing in relationships.
3. Hold meetups around your city and invite a variety of people.
Top 100 Franchises
AllBusiness AllStar Franchise released winners for the fourth annual “best of the best” franchises of 2012. If you’re looking into Franchises click here to read the full list of the top 100 franchises for 2012. Here is a partial list of some of the top franchises.
1. Domino’s Pizza
2. Great Clips
3. Dunkin’ Donuts
4. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar
5. Plato’s Closet
7. Comfort Keepers
8. Anytime Fitness
9. Marco’s Pizza
Women vs. Men in the Game of VC Funding
Why is it much harder for women to receive VC funding for a start-up? According to Penelope Trunk from VentureBeat in an article posted “women aren’t cut out for entrepreneurship” Trunk suggested that women are too distracted by childbearing and desires for much more.
Let’s look at this closely – while men may seem to be more aggressive, invincible, and much tougher. Women tend to have the feminine leadership qualities. We are successful with team-building, thoughtful management, partnership building, and market savvy. So why is it hard for us? Disadvantages: we lack the emotional disconnect with VC ‘s – most VC’s are led by men – we can’t possibly connect with men. If there were more of a balance of women VC’s – female-led companies would have a greater chance of being funded. Read more on this article here.