Whether you’re looking to grow your business into a Fortune 500 or simply want it to pay for a couple extra family vacations a year, Make Mine a Million $ Business has some great resources for women business owners.
Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence and OPEN from American Express launched Make Mine a Million $ Business to provide a combination of money, mentoring, marketing and technology tools that women entrepreneurs need to help grow their businesses from micro to millions. Their goal is to inspire one million women entrepreneurs to reach annual revenues of $1 million by the year 2010. Now that’s a goal I’d like them to help reach (a lot more fun than the annual lose weight goal I keep setting). Besides some great mentors, educational tools, and events, I enjoy reading the stories of past Make Mine a Million $ Business award winners. From candy with a cause to an online media company to chic yoga accessories women just like us are making a name for themselves and using resources like this to do so.
After browsing the site take some time to visit Count Me In’s website as well. Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of micro loans and business education for women entrepreneurs. The organization provides micro loans from $500 to $10,000 to women just like us who are starting or growing their businesses. Check out the website and learn how you can apply to the Make Mine a Million $ Business Program (in business over two years and annual revenues of over $200k) or the Micro to Millions program (annual revenues of less than $200k). Either program will help give you the resources and inspiration you need to grow that business of yours into million-dollar business or a semi-annual, two-week-getaway-to-the-Caribbean business. –Emily