We want to create a database of lists of unique and/or top-performing small businesses (SMBs) in the United States - for consideration for our Able 100 program, which will fund 100 of the top SMBs in the United States.
For example, the Martha Stewart Made in American list found here: http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/
We will then go scrape this information and then do custom outreach to each person: "because you were nominated for the martha stewart award, we'd like to consider you for our special program." So it is especially helpful if the directory of business names has a lot of information about the business--owner name, links to social media sites, etc.
The general criteria we are looking for include:
- post-revenue; not a startup
- under $2m in revenue
- less than 10 years in business
So this probably means we are looking for lists about 'new' or 'up and coming' companies.
Ideas for lists:
- fortune magazine or other publications