Grand Blanc, Mich. (PRWEB) May 4, 2009
Lil' Baby Cakes announced today that it has been recognized as one of the top 200 mom-owned businesses in StartupNation's 2009 Leading Moms In Business Competition. The competition, sponsored by VerticalResponse, recognizes the achievements of mothers across the country who run outstanding businesses.
"I'm thrilled to be recognized as one of the top 200 leading moms in business competition. Special thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for me, especially my customers who not only voted but left supportive comments regarding the diaper cakes they have purchased and the service received. It was the icing on the cake for me," said Candy Budyta, owner of Lil' Baby Cakes. "Each day I receive tremendous support from my dedicated staff of women who hand make our unique diaper cakes and provide outstanding customer service. My husband Alan is my sounding board and confidant to talk about new ideas and the future. Together we all make a great team that I am very proud of."
Ms. Budyta left a successful career in the automotive industry after 21 years to find a way to bring balance to family and work. "The corporate world was burning me out and consuming virtually all my free time. I wanted to pursue my dreams of running a business where I could be creative and have the flexibility to be a mom. Lil' Baby Cakes became that outlet and I wouldn't change it one bit," said Budyta. "It's so exciting to see our diaper cakes ship throughout the US and abroad. It feels great knowing one of our baby diaper cakes will be a unique baby gift to someone."
Owning Lil' Baby Cakes has allowed Candy the flexibility to attend her kid's activities while continuing to create her diaper cake line. She is very excited about this recognition and looks forward to a bright future.
"Moms across America were honored in this year's ranking, showing that they're capable of starting and running successful businesses while managing to balance family, career, home and self," said Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation. "Well over 600,000 votes were cast in support of several thousand contestants. What an incredible achievement to be named a winner, and what an inspiration for anyone looking to start their own business."
"It's challenging for anyone to start and run a successful business - particularly in this economy. These women are setting the standard for innovation and creativity," said Janine Popick, founder and CEO of VerticalResponse.
StartupNation launched the first annual Leading Moms in Business Competition in January with the support of VerticalResponse to recognize the achievements of mom entrepreneurs across the US. Winners were selected and ranked according to public votes accumulated from January through March, 2009. The elite 200 win bragging rights, promotional support, and digital winner's emblems recognizing their achievements as the Leading Moms in Business.
Lil' Baby Cakes is a baby gifts online retailer offering a unique line of theme based newborn diaper cakes. Each baby diaper cake is designed to match a traditional tiered cake and adorably decorated with ribbons, bows, a plush toy, and newborn baby care items the new mom is sure to use. Customers include family and friends celebrating the birth of a new baby, coworkers interested in sending a corporate baby gift, and by hostesses interested in using diaper cakes as baby shower centerpieces.
Lil' Baby Cakes also offers a blog which provides baby shower ideas such as baby shower themes and games and other informative articles for expectant moms.