StartupNation to Honor Top 100 Mom-Owned Businesses

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The sixth annual StartupNation Leading Moms in Business Competition is now accepting entries, offering priceless publicity for the nation’s leading mom-owned businesses.

Each year we aim to celebrate the most innovative and successful mom-owned businesses in the country, and are truly excited to discover this year’s contestants!, a leading business advice, resources and networking site for entrepreneurs, announces the start of its annual Leading Moms in Business Competition, honoring the top 100 mom-owned businesses in the United States. Now in its sixth year, StartupNation’s Leading Moms in Business Competition continues to garner national publicity for mom-owned businesses and the inspiring women behind them.

Women-owned businesses have a significant impact on the U.S. economy. According to American Express OPEN’s 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, there are approximately 8.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States, including many mom-owned businesses, generating nearly $1.3 trillion in annual revenue. StartupNation’s Leading Moms in Business Competition is the only ranking of the top mom-run businesses in the country.

The 2014 Leading Moms in Business Competition winners will be determined by online voting and announced on May 5, 2014. The first place winner will be awarded a feature slot to promote her business on StartupNation Radio, while the top three contestants will each receive a complimentary Business Growth Consultation by the co-founders of StartupNation, Jeff and Rich Sloan. Prior winners have earned national publicity for their business, including featured coverage on high profile media outlets such as MSN, Bizjournals, ABC News, and others.

“Since 2009, we have had the pleasure of recognizing hundreds of mom-run businesses through the annual Leading Moms in Business Competition,” says Jeff Sloan. “Each year we aim to celebrate the most innovative and successful mom-owned businesses in the country, and are truly excited to discover this year’s contestants!”

Prior competition winner Nina Rodecker of Tasty Clouds claims, "Winning StartupNation's Leading Moms in Business Competition did wonders for my business. Winning the competition helped me grow my revenue to the extent that I could not have imagined. The exposure I received would be invaluable to any startup business."

April Marcial of, another prior winner, states, “After issuing a press release announcing our ranking, it opened doors that I couldn't have imagined. My sales have tripled since last year’s competition and the projections this year are even better.”

“We applaud these women for the risks they have taken in starting their own company,” says Sloan. “To run a thriving business while also caring for a family is inspiring – and that’s why we at StartupNation are so passionate about this competition.”

Mom-owned businesses from all 50 states are encouraged to enter the StartupNation 2014 Leading Moms in Business Competition here:

About StartupNation:
StartupNation ( has over 130,000 members, nearly 3 million annual users, and provides over 200,000 pages of business advice and networking for entrepreneurs. StartupNation is a service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with the intention of providing a one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, including articles, blogs, forums, radio show, competitions, award-winning step-by-step advice, and more.

About StartupNation’s Founders – The Sloan Brothers:
StartupNation co-founders and “chief startupologists,” Rich and Jeff Sloan, are two of the country’s leading small business experts. The Sloan brothers speak frequently at entrepreneurial forums and act as sources for top media venues nationwide. They are authors of StartupNation: Open for Business, published by Doubleday, and provide their insight online at 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, PBS, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and many others.

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