It’s Fight Club here at Small Business Trends … and we need your help.
Er, well, not exactly Fight Club… maybe more like a friendly little neighborhood boxing match. You see, this week we’re duking it out with my good friend Tim Berry and his companies, BPlans and LivePlan. The battle is all about which of us can get the most small businesses to sign up at Startup America. See the intimidating and vicious Tim Berry about to knock me out in the boxing poster? Do NOT let that happen, please.
OK, I admit that Tim Berry looks about as vicious as a puppy dog in that poster. And I wouldn’t intimidate a pair of socks. But, nevertheless, don’t let those guys at BPlans stomp on Small Business Trends!
So here’s what I’m asking you to do:
Sign up your company to be in Startup America. It takes just a couple of minutes online. Once you’re approved, you can get free valuable resources and networking/mentoring opportunities from this high-profile initiative. Startup companies get:
- direct access to experts for mentoring and advice
- the ability to network both in your local region and via a private LinkedIn group
- access to resources from 50 Startup America partners in five key categories: expertise, services, talent, customers and capital
Startup America is a private organization working to help startups succeed. It has some high profile backing (including the Case Foundation — as in Steve Case, founder of AOL). And in 2011 it was launched at the White House — but don’t let that fool you — it is not a governmental agency.
We here at Small Business Trends get points in this competition, every time one of you signs up. (Note: Small Business Trends and BPlans/LivePlan are not getting compensated. We’re simply volunteering our time and efforts to help you all — and to help spread the word about the value that the Startup America Partnership offers. )
Help us beat the BPlans/LivePlan team! And get valuable resources for your company, too.
Sign up using this link by the end of day March 7 – REGISTER FOR FREE AT STARTUP AMERICA.