April 7, 2009 //
Looking for a COO to launch and run this new StartUp.
Many companies and people court the attention and resources of StartUps.
But who to believe?
- What is the best SEO company?
- Who is a good StartUp lawyer?
- Know any great web designers?
- I think I have some IP, who’s best to help me protect it?
How can I get my first bit of funding?
Some think I’m a trusted source of recommendations and am asked these sorts of questions on a daily basis. The idea is to put the answers to these commonly asked questions in one online repository evolved into the “StartUp Marketplace”.
The portal, will allow start-up businesses to connect directly with hundreds of hard-to-reach early-adopter investors in possession of digital funds that range from £6,000 to £600,000.
Marketplace users will also be able to access proven business-plan templates, which can be filled in online and sent directly to interested parties.
A wealth of professional business advice on subjects such as, obtaining Government grants or how to get start-up businesses up and running, will also be freely available.
A special section for aspiring business mentors will ensure that the Marketplace will work as both a business networking portal and a business providing valuable information and leads.
Off-line activity will include regular meet-ups, mentor breakfasts and other opportunities for users to enhance their business potential.
I have amassed the list of the people I know and trust in order that they are happy with being involved. Once this list was assembled it occurred to me that I had, in my opinion, THE best team any start-up could have. It occurred to me that StartUp Marketplace could be a StartUp Business itself.
Industry & market niche
I know the StartUp space. Some think I’m also a trusted name within it. So I’m leveraging this trust for the StartUp Marketplace. It’s my name and reputation at risk if I wasn’t to uphold quality and standard of the recommendations.
Marketing & sales process
Good amounts of focused user traffic will be achieved through group recommendation through social networks and word-of-mouth positive referral.
The Marketplace is also plugging straight in to a number of other trusted social networks - which I’m keeping to myself for now…
Little ole me and CFO to start-ups and entrepreneurs, Rob Carter CA.
If you think you have what it takes to create and launch the StartUp Marketing, please email me paulatsegala.com