21 Jan Women entrepreneurs courted for Make Mine a Million contest
Madison, Wis. – Women business owners in Wisconsin are being recruited to compete in the Make Mine a Million Business RACE, a year-long, online business growth marathon.
Starting January 27, at the click of a mouse, women who enter the M3 RACE will have access to experts, resources, and opportunities tailored to their business.
The M3 RACE is a program of Count Me In for women’s economic independence. Count Me In and Make Mine a Million were founded by Nell Merlino, the creative force behind the “Take Your Daughters to Work Day” initiative.
The goal of Make Mine a Million is to help one million women-owned businesses generate $1 million in annual revenue. At the moment, only three percent of the 10.5 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. generate $1 million dollars or more in annual revenue.
Among the technology-related benefits to women business owners that enter the M3 RACE are:
- An on-line business assessment with expert advice and education.
- Personalized digital “dashboards” to track the goals and annual revenue.
- Social networks to connect with thousands of other M3 RACE participants.
- Promotion through local and national media, including blogs.
Women entering the M3 RACE will choose to be a walker, jogger, or runner based on their personal goals to increase revenue.
The race starts at the Make Mine a Million website, where applicants enroll for a $100 registration fee and declare their revenue goals for the year.
Registration ends May 31, 2009, and the M3 RACE ends on midnight, December 31, 2009.