Honors Nation’s Leading Moms in Business

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From among thousands of contestants, has been ranked 19th in’s 2012 Leading Moms in Business competition (, sponsored by ( and Sam's Club (

TeetheMe founder Akemi Williams awaiting celebrities at the posh Boom Boom Room pre-Oscar party.

I'm honored to receive this recognition as one of the 2012 Leading Moms in Business," says founder Akemi Williams.

From among thousands of contestants, has been ranked 19th in’s 2012 Leading Moms in Business competition (, sponsored by ( and Sam's Club (

Over 350,000 votes were cast in support of the 2012 contestants, reflecting immense interest and support for mothers who are building businesses at the same time they tend to their families.

“There’s been a sea change among moms as they’ve come to realize that adding entrepreneurship to their lives brings exhilaration and immense gratification, not to mention supplemental—sometimes primary—income to their families in these dicey economic times,” says Rich Sloan, chief startupologist and co-founder of StartupNation.

CEO of Akemi Williams states,“ I am so honored to receive this prestigious recognition and to be a part of such an elite group of moms. Creating TeetheMe. com has been such a joy, and I am excited for all that is to come.”

The winner’s profile for can be found at:

The 2012 Leading Moms in Business ranking highlights some of the dominant trends, motivations and attributes among moms in business. They include:

•A great eye for providing attractive discounts, coupons, savings and value, all especially important to consumer moms of the recession era.
•A likelihood to come up with innovative products and solutions to address the challenging maze of motherhood. It’s an environment that demands resourcefulness.
•Conscience-driven business, where “doing well” is just fine, but the real rush comes from doing good.
•The attraction of being your own boss looms large for moms wanting to take control they just can’t find in a day job.
•Sustainable solutions and responsible business practices are increasingly paramount.
•Making the most of social media for business benefit is seemingly a birthright for the socially adept moms.

The full results of the 2012 Leading Moms in Business ranking are available on StartupNation’s website at

About StartupNation
StartupNation ( provides over 175,000 pages of business advice and networking for entrepreneurs and serves millions of entrepreneurs annually. StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with the intention of providing a one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, including blogs from a host of experts, podcasts, webcasts, eBooks such as 23 Hot Businesses to Start Right Now (, award-winning step-by-step advice and more.

StartupNation co-founders Rich Sloan and Jeff Sloan are two of the country’s leading small business experts. The Sloan brothers speak frequently at entrepreneurial forums and recently hosted a Public Television special helping people transform their passions into business opportunities. They are authors of StartupNation: Open for Business, published by Doubleday. The Sloan brothers are regularly quoted and featured in media such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and many others.

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For StartupNation, contact Rich Sloan via email at rich at StartupNation dot com or by phone at 248-430-1002.

For, contact Erin Morrissey of Konnect PR at emorrissey(at)konnect-pr(dot)com or call (213) 988-8344.

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