The San Francisco Make Mine a Million $ Business event recently announced this year’s contest winners. The ten chosen were selected from a wide pool of businesswomen with hopes of growing their business’ revenue to 1 million dollars and beyond. The winners will receive business coaching and a cash award, as well as the opportunity to network with the thousands of women who have participated in the Count Me in for Women’s Economic Independence program. Madera Group is proud to congratulate:
Stacey Antine, Health Barn USA, Inc.
Deidre Brown, Acsential
Dava Guthmiller, Noise 13 Design, Inc.
Lisa Ligon, Playful Life, Inc.
Muriel Montia, A Budget Lock & Door
Gina Ragsdale, Southern Demolition and Environmental
Deborah Roundtree, Roundtree Visuals, Inc.
Lorena Siminovich, Petit Collage
Kathy Wiley, Poco Dolce
Joy Opfer, Kyler by Joy O Eco Jewelry
These women all come from a variety of different backgrounds, but have one thing in common: they each have the potential to become million-dollar women. Winning this competition has proven to help female entrepreneurs succeed. Of 192 women who have won over the last five years, 38 have broken the million-dollar revenue ceiling. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/09/BU5D1G911L.DTL
Moreover, the competition includes a “Micro to Millions” segment that offers businesses earning under $200,000 in revenue similar opportunities. A winner this year is Laxmi Hiremath, whose gourmet food business, Laxmi’s Delights, specializes in packaged spiced nuts and flaxseed spreads. Equipped with the skill set and resources that Make Mine a Million $ will provide, Hiremath is excited to not only bring her healthy treats to more customers, but to also create more jobs. Encouraging those starting their own business, she advises “You can achieve your goal but there is a lot of hard work in it. Still go out and try to sell yourself… If you have enough patience and perseverance, you can reach for the moon.” (http://sanramon.patch.com/articles/san-ramons-million-dollar-woman)