Make Mine A Million $ Business™ Releases Podcast on Details of Inaugural North Carolina Event

Charlotte, NC, September 18, 2008 --( Mary Cantando, coordinator for the North Carolina Make Mine a Million $ Business™ ( event, has announced the release of a podcast discussing what women business owners can expect at the inaugural North Carolina Make Mine a Million $ Business™ event, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Blake Hotel, located at 555 S. McDowell St. In the podcast, Leah Brown, CEO of Aten Solutions Inc. ( and 2007 Make Mine a Million $ Business™ recipient, and Cantando discuss how the audience participates in the competition as well as the prize package that the winners will receive. The podcast is available to download at

Make Mine a Million $ Business™ provides a combination of money, mentoring, marketing and technology tools that help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses from micros to millions. Finalists will be selected from applicants statewide and asked to deliver a business pitch to women entrepreneurs, judges and guests at the event. Winners will be chosen by judges and audience members. Women entrepreneurs interested in applying for the North Carolina event are encouraged to visit for more information.

“We are excited to open our North Carolina event to women entrepreneurs from South Carolina,” said Nell Merlino, founder and president of Count Me In. “Our movement is growing exponentially, pushing American women into the next frontier of economic achievement. The small business sector is a thriving part of our country’s economy, and women-owned firms are the fastest growing segment. There is a great opportunity here to help create jobs and generate revenue from which we will all benefit.”

“The Make Mine a Million $ Business™ event is a great opportunity for women business owners to learn how they can push their businesses past the $1 million benchmark,” said Cantando. “Not only do program applicants receive valuable business training, but audience participants can also learn from the presentations at the event.”

About Make Mine A Million $ Business™:
Make Mine a Million $ Business™, a program of Count Me In and founding partner, American Express OPENSM, provides women entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expand their businesses by generating more than a million dollars in annual revenue. A unique nationwide program that provides money, mentoring and marketing opportunities to help businesses grow from micro to millions, the goal of Make Mine a Million $ Business™ is to lead one million women entrepreneurs in the effort to reach annual revenues of one million dollars by 2010. North Carolina will host the state’s first Make Mine a Million $ Business™ event on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte. For more information please visit or call (212) 245-1245.

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