Forbes and HP are looking for America’s most promising companies.
Whether you are “the” most promising or not. Filling out the survey
gives you a personal ranking of how your company compares to other
“America’s Most Promising Companies.” launched in May and a new
related editorial section within the Entrepreneurs channel, called
Promising Companies, is available at: www.forbes.com/promising. HP is the preferred technology partner and sponsor of the America’s Most Promising Companies ranking.
As part of the new feature, Forbes.com is teaming with The Venture
Alliance (TVA), a boutique investment advisory to early-stage companies
that has developed the most comprehensive free assessment survey on the
market. This tool will help determine a company’s potential – including
how fundable it is – and will provide guidance to entrepreneurs on how
to make their businesses even more attractive to potential investors.
“Working with TVA’s proprietary scoring algorithm to identify a list of
America’s Most Promising Companies ensures that the ranking is grounded
in the kind of real-world analysis typically performed by professional
investors,” said Nelson. The survey is available at: http://www.forbes.com/ampcSurvey/questionnaire.html
Brett Nelson, Entrepreneurs Editor of Forbes, and who I met at a
recent Business Matchmaking event said that, “Rather than pay thousands
of dollars to a business consultant, with our survey entrepreneurs can
answer straightforward questions on a Web-based form and quickly
receive a meaningful look at how their companies might look to a
professional investor. It will be the most important hour entrepreneurs
will invest in their businesses this year.”
The new section will feature a video-recorded celebrity roundtable
of business luminaries who will discuss pressing issues on the minds of
millions of entrepreneurs, among other related content. Guiding
discussion themes may include how to raise money, cash
management/re-investment strategy, the secret to innovation, bolstering
morale, how to thrive in a downturn, how to use technology to benefit
business, and the role of government.