Top Home-Based Business Honored in National Annual Ranking

Makeup Artistry by Tracie Wins Top Honors in StartupNation Home-Based 100 Business Competition.

Miami, FL, January 15, 2015 --( Makeup Artistry by Tracie has been recognized as one of the top home businesses in the nation by StartupNation ( in its annual Home-Based 100 competition.

Many of the StartupNation Home-Based 100 entries showed that people are leveraging the efficiencies and lower overhead of home-based businesses to pursue their passion and bring in income during these tight economic times.

“The 2014 ranking reveals that home business is serious business - more relevant than ever. It’s a natural response to loss of job opportunities, the need for supplemental income and the sheer passion for blazing your own trail and running your own show,” said Rich Sloan, co-founder of, one of the leading small business networking and knowledge hubs online. “Home based businesses are the biggest block of all businesses in existence and we expect numbers to grow ever greater as extra bedrooms, kitchen tables, basements and garages increasingly host the innovative thinking and pursuit of success by millions of Americans.”

“It is a huge honor to be recognized as a top home business for creating it from a love. I could not be happier to be #40 and in the top 100. I am passionate about makeup and providing excellent service so to be recognized for it, is icing on the cake,” stated Tracie Rosales owner of Makeup Artistry by Tracie.

The StartupNation Home-Based 100 highlights 10 top-ten lists making it not just your ordinary business ranking. From the wackiest, to the most innovative, to the best financial performers – this unique and diverse list highlights the home-based businesses that usually go unrecognized, but still play a vital role in the economy today. The ten categories for 2014 include:

Most Innovative

Boomers Back in Business




Highest Vote-Getters

Recession Busters

Most Slacker-Friendly

Most Glamorous

Savviest in Social Media

The full results of the Home-Based 100 ranking are available on StartupNation’s website at

About StartupNation
StartupNation ( has over 70,000 members, 2 million annual users and provides over 200,000 pages of business advice and networking for entrepreneurs. StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with the intention of providing a one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, including the StartupNation Radio Show, blogs from a host of experts, small business articles, community of entrepreneurs, award-winning step-by-step advice, and more.

About the Startupnation’s Founders – The Sloan Brothers
StartupNation co-founders and “chief startupologists,” Rich and Jeff Sloan, are two of the country’s leading small business experts and ran their business from home for eight years. The Sloan brothers speak frequently at entrepreneurial forums and act as sources for top media venues nationwide. They are authors of StartupNation: Open for Business, published by Doubleday, and provide their insight online at The Sloan brothers are regularly quoted and featured in media such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and many others.

For more information, press only:
Karen Torres, StartupNation karen (at)
Tracie Rosales, Makeup Artistry by Tracie, makeup (at)
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