Chantilly, VA, May 30, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- WVEC, made possible with generous support from Capital One, is an exciting new business growth initiative for women veteran entrepreneurs currently at $50,000 to $150,000 in annual revenues and designed to help them grow their businesses quickly and sustainably to spur local economies and job growth in their communities.
WVEC aims to help women-owned businesses across the country grow to $250,000+ in revenue with support through the Count Me In Business Accelerator Program. That goal translates into $75 Million in new economic activity and 600-900 much-needed new jobs.
WVEC Awardees each receive a place in Count Me In’s renowned nine-month Business Accelerator program, which provides intensive business coaching and education designed to help participating businesses grow their revenues by at least 30% and create new jobs within 18-36 months. That program will commence for the Awardees in January 24, 2014 at the Capital One Conference Center. Awardees also receive a one-year legislative membership with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). A full list of the 2014 WVEC Awardees is available at www.countmein.org/WVEC2014Awardees.
Stephanie Alexander commented “I’m thrilled and honored to have been selected as a WVEC awardee. I’m excited to get started with Count Me In’s Business Accelerator program to take my business to the next level.”
“Our Women Entrepreneur Awardees represent yet another group of women business owners have to the potential to truly impact economic growth in our country,” said Nell Merlino, Founder and President of Count Me In. “We look forward to working with this promising group of motivated entrepreneurs as they grow their micro-businesses into thriving enterprises.”
According to 2010 US Census statistics, while women-owned businesses represented nearly 50% of privately held companies, the majority of these firms reach just $50,000 in annual gross revenues or less. In order to impact the current economic recovery, significant growth among these businesses is essential.
About Count Me In
Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses to million dollar enterprises. Count Me In launched the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition to inspire one million women entrepreneurs scale their businesses to a million dollars in business revenues in the next decade by providing tools, skills, and the support of a nation-wide community of peers.
For more information about Count Me In and WVEC, visit www.countmein.org, and follow Count Me In at https://www.facebook.com/CountMeInforWomensEconomicIndependence and @CMIAward.
About BOOST LLC
BOOST LLC delivers strategic back-office services – Accounting, Contracts, HR and Recruiting - to government contractors. We offer a flexible approach designed to provide government contractors with solutions that cut costs and save time. We provide experienced, knowledgeable support for back-office functions designed to keep contractors compliant with government requirements, allowing the contractor to focus on growing their business. Stephanie Alexander is the Founder and President of BOOST. She has more than 14 years of experience in providing business leadership, management and problem solving for a variety of GovCon businesses throughout the Washington DC area.