Inspiration: A college intern wondered why small businesses start companies that are repeatative. He then stepped back and realized that just like them others wondered about what’s different.
What it does: Official USA lists the chamber of commerces working with small businesses in each state.
Our app provides listings, events, coupons, and B2B deals of chamber of commerce affiliated small businesses. Our web includes Communications and Marketing, Disaster, Preparedness & Recovery, Diversity & Inclusion, Economic & Community Development, Education and Workforce Development, Events & Programs, Governance & Leadership, Government Relations & Public Policy, Human Resources, Membership, Non-Dues Revenue, Operations, Tourism & CVB
Challenges: Validating that these assumptions help small business owners.
What’s next: In theory, we want Watson Analytics to compare all businesses. Other next steps would be to market the app to other coders, so they can refine it to attract members.