San Mateo County is a good place to start a business for a number of reasons. It ranks second nationwide after Santa Clara County in terms of overall venture capitalist investments, and has a vibrant community for biotech, software, IT and other firms.
Yet while schools, airports and good weather are other dividends, many companies nonetheless decide to leave the county once they make it — a plight the county shares with San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. Read More
A San Mateo company is jumping into the buy-local movement with a mobile application that lets consumers earn discounts and freebies by promoting local businesses through social media.
Chatterfly has 250 locally owned Peninsula businesses in its network, but following a partnership with the 1,000-member San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce in August, that number could grow quickly. Read More