StartupNation Honors Nation’s Leading Moms in Business

Nina Rodecker of Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company Wins Top Honors, Ranking #1 in Mom Business Competition

Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2010 --( From among thousands of contestants, Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company has been ranked #1 in’s 2010 Leading Moms in Business competition (, sponsored by Infusionsoft (

Over 709,000 votes were cast in support of the 2010 contestants, reflecting immense interest and supportiveness for moms 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.

“It’s rewarding to see all the hard work I’ve put into the business receive recognition. And more importantly, it helps put me in a position where I can help other [mom business owners] achieve their goals.” The winner’s profile for Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company can be found at

The 2010 Leading Moms in Business ranking, conducted in collaboration with Ladies Who Launch ( and The National Association for Moms in Business (, 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 2010 Leading Moms in Business ranking are available on StartupNation’s website at

About Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company
Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company was inspired by a pregnant woman who one day was craving for freshly made cotton candy in Los Angeles. As the pioneer in cotton candy catering services their goal is to sweeten everyone’s events with their wide variety of kosher certified flavors in traditional and organic choices. Tasty Clouds is the proud winner of three StartupNation nationwide business competitions: Leading Moms in Business - #1 overall in 2010 and #3 in 2009, and #1 overall in the 2009 Home Based Business competition.

Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company
Nina Rodecker