Rapport International Finalist in the Make Mine a $Million Business

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Rapport International, a language services provider of translation and interpretation in over 100 languages, today announced that it is a finalist in the Make Mine a $Million contest sponsored by Count Me In and OPEN from American Express.

Rapport International, LLC a language services provider of translation and interpretation in over 100 languages, today announced that it is a finalist in the Make Mine a $Million contest sponsored by Count Me In and OPEN from American Express.

Finalists in the contest will present at the Women's Congress (http://www.thewomenscongress.com) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Thursday, March 29, 2007 and winners will be announced at the luncheon on Friday, March 30, 2007.    

Make Mine a $Million Business is the only national incentive committed to the growth needs of post-start-up, women-owned businesses with less than $1 million in annual revenues. These businesses account for 97% of all women-owned firms in the U.S.

"Women are changing America with their ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship," said Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. "Make Mine a $Million Business provides women business owners with the confidence to succeed and the resources necessary to build million dollar enterprises."

Program awardees are eligible to receive financing from OPEN from American Express and Count Me In, a year of intensive business coaching and mentoring from a "dream team" of successful women entrepreneurs and professional coaches, business software and training from Intuit, discounts on shipping and business services from FedEx, marketing assistance from QVC, and assistance on work/life issues and financial security from AIG. In addition, five awardees will receive a Smart Business Communication technology package from Cisco valued at up to $20,000 complete with installation and support for one year. This robust package will support awardees to build their businesses into million-dollar enterprises within two years.

About Rapport International

Founded in 1987, Rapport International offers foreign language translation, interpretation and services in over 100 languages to hundreds of well-known companies around the globe. With a commitment to providing precise professional translation services in order to improve global communications locally, Rapport International is the source for fast yet exacting, knowledgeable and culturally sensitive translation and interpretation services. The company services the medical, legal, financial, consumer products, governmental, non-profit and bio-pharmaceutical industries.

About Count-Me-In

Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of on-line business loans and resources for women to grow their micro businesses into $million enterprises. Find us at http://www.countmein.org or call 212-245-1245.

About OPEN from American Express®

OPEN® is the American Express team dedicated exclusively to the success of small business owners and their companies. The OPEN Team supports business owners with unparalleled service. With tailored products and services, the team delivers purchasing power, flexibility, control and rewards to help customers run their business. Specifically, business owner customers can leverage an enhanced set of products, tools, services and savings, including charge and credit cards, convenient access to working capital, robust online account management capabilities and savings on business services from an expanded lineup of partners. To obtain more information about OPEN, visit OPEN.com, or call 1-800-NOW-OPEN to apply for a card or loan. Terms and conditions apply.

American Express Company (http://www.americanexpress.com) is a leading global payments, network and travel company founded in 1850.

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