Since this site is now in beta, it is time to have these conversations with the folks who are actually building this site. Please bring your comments and discussions to this site's 'meta' support forum so not to split these conversations. Thanks.
Proposal: Startup Business
I don't see any good reason why limit it only to start up businesses?
I see such choice equivalent to instead of having Stack Overflow having Microsoft Programmers only, or instead of Philosophy having only Epistemology, that means narrow niche with less users for no good gain. Another problem is determining where is the line between the start-up and fully functional business? Is it 1 year 2, or 5, or some other criteria (that will cause thousands of down-votes and gallons of bad blood)?
Increasing the scope on the other hand would attract more people who would commit and help to get to beta faster. Start-up part would benefit too as more mature businessmen would be the audience and could give good tested advice instead of amateurs teaching one another. Would old businessmen rather spend his time giving advice to start-ups or getting his questions answered? He's not on start-up level, why would he bother registering? If he could get his answers here there would be motivation.
Could you think of some good reasons why it should stay only
Startup Business? Or if you agree that it should be expanded, what scope would be big enough to attract enough users to get to beta and would have clear well defined boundaries?