Count Me In continues to attract female entrepreneurs
Caroline MacGregor January 30, 2013 | WGVU Count Me In
has motivated thousands of aspiring women entrepreneurs to launch their own business.
The business accelerator program is facilitated by Grand Rapids Opportunities
for Women or (GROW) a West Michigan source for training and techniques to help entrepreneurs
and small business owners.
Ann Webster is the owner of Big Lyle's Party &
Event Entertainment and so far has exceeded her business goals by 20% with
help and guidance from the program. She says Make Mine a Million $ Business is an initiative of the program which includes learning how to market a business to potential clients.
“They go around the country and set up these pitch parties which encourages women to really learn how to get their elevator speech, their pitch for their business and really get that information down so you are confident and able to explain it in a professional and concise way.”
is geared toward anyone who has decided the time has come to be their own boss
but who need help writing a business and marketing plan along with
financing options available to them.
"It's pretty much designed to help you facilitate your business; you may be good in one part of it but there's very few of us that know every single aspect of a business whether it's a financial part or marketing part. We usually know what we do best, which is usually the service or the product but it's all the little things that make a business that hold us back."
Another participant, Nancy Metzger, owns a
natural skincare company, Brittanie’s Thyme and has cemented a deal with Kroger
to place her products in their West Michigan stores. She credits Count Me
In with helping her meet increased production needs.
More information on the program can be found at
www.makemineamillion.org or www.countmein.org.
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