I received an early Mother's Day present this year. Yesterday Start-Up Nation announced that I am one of the Leading Moms in Business. Rich Sloan, head of Startup Nation described the competition as follows:
In an effort to celebrate the triumphs, tribulations, and incredible capabilities and achievements of moms running businesses across America, we launched our first annual StartupNation Leading Moms in Business Competition and set out in search of the top 200 moms in business. The thousands of self-nominated contestants illustrated exactly how dynamic moms are in their communities, adding color to the traditional 1950s mom portrayed in black and white TV land.
Then we let America choose their favorites. And after several months, the Top 200 Winners for 2009 have been announced. The contest struck a chord as the contestants reached out to their circles to generate support and more than 620,000 votes came pouring in. And as word spread and buzz was created, we took our own tally and watched closely to see if we could identify the themes or trends common among mom-owned businesses. We found several. Perhaps those listed below will help explain what makes mom-owned businesses tick.
Thanks to all who voted for Accepted and me!