Local Business Woman Named As Winner for the
Make Mine a Million $ Businessâ„¢ Competition National Event
~Ten women entrepreneurs walk away with business coaching, marketing and PR opportunities and a host of other prizes to help catapult their businessesâ€™ revenue to a million dollars~
Houston, Texas February 18, 2010 â€“ Business growth program, the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition selected Nancy Dill of QuiltWoman.com as one of ten awardees at the American Express Open Womenâ€™s Business Summit in Houston, Texas.Â This exciting event featured female entrepreneurs from across the nation who competed for business development packages that included business coaching, marketing, PR, and technological assistance to help their businesses grow into million-dollar enterprises.Â Â The event also included educational and networking opportunities in addition to a keynote speech by Count Me In Founder, Nell Merlino.
Described as a cross between â€œThe Apprenticeâ€ and â€œAmerican Idol,â€ the competition provided these ten awardees with the opportunity to present their business in a 3 minute â€œelevator pitchâ€ to a panel of business experts and a live audience.Â The ten winners were chosen by the audience and judges who collaborate on the selection process.
Nancy is the owner of QuiltWoman.com. Â A life long sewer, Nancy became the owner of a craft shop at the age of 21.Â After running the shop for 7 years, she took a break to raise her family and become a CPA.Â In September, 2006, Nancy opened a quilt shop, Betty’s Quilting Etc., located in Spencerport, New York.Â In January of 2008, Nancy purchased the quilt pattern publisher QuiltWoman.com and relocated the company to New York. She is bringing new designers and their designs to QuiltWoman.com and continues to publish and distribute thousands of patterns and books per month all over the United States and worldwide.
Awardees will receive several of the key components of the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition awards package that will help their businesses break the million-dollar barrier, which includes inspiration, community, and business coaching from a â€œdreamâ€ team of coaches and business experts from Count Me In, and select discounts from national sponsors.
Launched in 2005 by Count Me In for Womenâ€™s Economic Independence and founding partner American Express OPEN, the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition was created to help post-start up, women-owned businesses grow to one million dollars in annual revenue. Since its inception, the program has hosted 19 competitions in cities around the country and grown into a nationwide movement.Â In the history of the program, thousands of women entrepreneurs across the nations have applied.
â€œWe are thrilled by the eagerness of women across the country to grow their businesses, create jobs in their communities, and create stability for their families and the national economy,â€ said Nell Merlino, Founder and President of Count Me In.Â â€œThe number of applicants mirrors the growth of our entrepreneurs, businesses, and their desire to take them to the million dollar level.â€
The Make Mine a Million $ BusinessÂ Competition has garnered support from organizations who are all joining hands in order to make an impact in womenâ€™s lives and strengthening the US economy. The impressive list of national sponsors includes American Express OPEN, FedEx, WIPP, and Samâ€™s Club. Sponsors provide an array of products and services that serve as invaluable tools for growth.
For more information about how women can grow their businesses please visit www.makemineamillion.org.
About Count Me In
Count Me In for Womenâ€™s Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses to million dollar enterprises.Â Count Me In launched the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition to inspire one million women entrepreneurs scale their businesses to a million dollars in revenue in the next decade by providing tools, skills, and the support of a nation-wide community of peers.