Friday, September 09, 2005

WebMama.com is one of the fastest growing companies in the Bay Area. Details in the Press Release [rankings to be reported here when available]:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/9/prweb281791.htm

WebMama.com: 27th Largest Women-Owned Business and One of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Silicon Valley

WebMama.com is recognized as a force in the advertising industry and in Silicon Valley by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times. CEO Barbara ‘webmama’ Coll Takes Search Engine Marketing Company to the Next Level.

(PRWEB) September 8, 2005 -- Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal has recognized WebMama.com Inc. [http://www.webmama.com] as the 27th Largest Women-owned Business in Silicon Valley. The Business Journal has also selected WebMama.com Inc. as one of the FAST50 – the list of the 50 fastest growing privately held companies in Silicon Valley. The San Francisco Business Times just announced WebMama.com's place in the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the entire Bay Area.

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posted by Barbara 'webmama' Coll @ 2:23 PM     Permanent Link

An interview with me allowed me to talk about the industry, SEMPO and what I see coming.

And the Q&A follow up was really fun.

Example of Questions and my Answers:

What are your biggest pet peeves? I think my biggest pet peeve to bring it back to the business is people posting on forums and blogs with no accountability. They don’t use their real names. I don’t think that that’s fair play. There’s just no accountability as to who’s saying what. I think people use those [outlets] to libel and slander other people. What you’ve done is taken away the legal recourse and you’ve given people much more airtime to do that kind of thing. It’s small-minded. If you want to have a fight, let’s do it face-to-face.

What scares you the most? I’m frightened that there’s an Internet bubble happening again. I’m worried about the amount of venture capital that’s being invested in startups and just the amount of venture capital money wanting to be invested. I’m frightened about some of the business plans that I see from dot-com companies where they’re just completely based on advertising revenue from another company. I don’t want that vicious cycle happening again. I live in the middle of the Silicon Valley and I don’t want to see it happening again.

posted by Barbara 'webmama' Coll @ 2:19 PM     Permanent Link