Moms In Business — Enter Competition, Maybe Get PR

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Are you a mom with a business? Enter Startup Nation’s new competition and maybe get some free PR.  The Leading Moms in Business Competition is “the one and only ranking focused on those ‘can do’ moms who run families and businesses at the same time.”  Parkers Markers has entered, and so should you.  (You can vote for Parkers Markers here.)

The competition will rank the top 200 mom-run businesses across America as determined by popular vote.  It’s open to U.S.-based businesses only.

Benefits of Entering

Publicity. StartupNation will choose moms from among the finalists and create editorial feature stories about them.  “Winners of the Leading Moms in Business Ranking will be part of a very 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 and StartupNation among them.”

Engagement. When you enter, you can post your entry on your website and mention it in emails.  This deepens your engagement with customers and prospects.  “By encouraging them to vote for you and support your quest to be a winner, you provide them with an engaging and 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.”

Credibility. If you win, you can display their emblem on your site.  This is a point of pride and adds credibility to 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.”

How to Enter

“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, you are encouraged to enter.”

Enter here: Leading Moms in Business Competition

Selection Process

Enter by March 31, 2009.
Winners will be announced in early May, 2009.

Is it tough to be a mom with a business? Leave a comment and tell us how you do it.

by Peg Corwin

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One Response to “Moms In Business — Enter Competition, Maybe Get PR”

  1. Susan Kraut Says:

    Is it tough to be a mom in business? You betcha!!! Mom-owners walk a virtual tight rope is finding the balance between growing and maintaining a business, as well as nurturing and attending to the needs of that which they hold dearest – their own children.

    Personally, I often find myself in the precarious position of juggling both at the same time, working diligently to ensure that the needs of my daughter are satisfied, both physically and mentally, while trying to tend to the similar needs of my client base. It is rare that I find the time to do so for myself and this seems to be the most difficult part of it all!


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