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Welcome to the one and only ranking focused on the most successful moms running both families and businesses at the same time.
The 2013 StartupNation Leading Moms in Business competition will rank the top 10 mom-run businesses across the United States as determined by the combination of popular vote and our panel of judges. The competition is a celebration of these important, special and inspirational entrepreneurs.
The #1 winner of the competition will be awarded $10,000, provided by office products leader Staples!
The top three winners will each receive a 1-2 hour complimentary workplace design consultation from Business Interiors by Staples® and $1,000 towards your office improvement efforts.
The top three winners will also win a complimentary business growth consultation by StartupNation founders Jeff and Rich Sloan, valued at $2,000.
First off, you have the chance to win $10,000 for your business. Imagine all that you can do to help your company succeed with an extra $10,000!
Plus, the complimentary consultation with Jeff and Rich Sloan will provide you with powerful ideas and recommendations to fuel your business growth in the coming year and beyond!
Beyond just the prizes, though, the publicity can be priceless. We know that awareness and driving traffic to your business is one of the biggest challenges for any business owner. Winners of the Leading Moms in Business Ranking will be part of a high profile list that will be published and promoted widely in traditional media such as national and local TV, radio, in newspapers and magazines, and on some of the largest, most influential websites on the web. MSN, Bizjournals, and ABC News have been among media covering the rankings and spreading the word about these enterprising moms.
In addition, previous years’ contestants say that being part of the competition enables you to engage your website visitors, email database and business contacts with an exciting announcement that you’re a contestant. By encouraging them to vote for you and support your quest to be a winner, you provide them with a fun way to participate in your success. This can help you create deeper loyalty and affinity, which ultimately can lead to business opportunities and increased revenue.
Finally, being named a winner and displaying the Leading Moms in Business winner’s emblem on your website and in your emails will not only a source of pride for you, but also adds immense credibility to your site, your brand and your business. It’s a huge achievement to be selected from among the millions of moms in business, and your customers will recognize and respect this immediately.Enter your Business
To enter you must be a mom and be a majority owner of a business. You must also have a website for your business. No matter what industry, what business model, what size and stage, if you meet those three requirements, youâ€™re encouraged to enter. If you are selected as a winner, you will need to supply proof of ownership of your business and proof of your company revenue for the past three years (or fewer in the case that your business was founded less than three years ago).
The judges (to be announced) will review the top 10 vote getters and select businesses from among those to highlight as “Most Outstanding.”
For us at StartupNation, our hope is to make the biggest possible positive impact on mom-run businesses. We appreciate your help in spreading the word and shining the spotlight on these inspiring women!