Seattle-based SuccessStream Sales & Marketing Solutions Receives Top 50 Website Award for Small Business Resource Site

Avon Lake, OH, June 27, 2008 --( The staff and management at the The $elling Edge®, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have awarded SuccessStream, a small business marketing firm, a Top 50 Website award for their company’s website. This award is given only to Websites offering informative, useful, and original content that can make a difference in a visitor's ability to market and sell his or her products and/or services.

Launched with the goal of helping entrepreneurs take the stress, struggle and confusion out of growing and marketing their small businesses, the Website offers a variety of resources including: free reports, audios, e-books, workshops, products, services and more than 100 articles all presented in language that’s easy for even beginning marketers to understand.

For Stacy Karacostas, President of SuccessStream, this recognition is confirmation that these resources are valuable to the small business community. Karacostas states, “I’m thrilled to receive this award. It’s a great feeling knowing that my Website, and all the work that’s gone into it, is making a positive difference for entrepreneurs.”

This special recognition is given by The $elling Edge®, Inc. to a select group of Internet websites that can contribute to the overall sales ability of a business organization, service firm or an individual sales professional, through the products and/or services promoted by the site. Applications are open to all websites, yet only sites with helpful content related to sales promotion, marketing or personal selling skills are eligible to receive a Top 50 Website recognition. Judging criteria is based on website design, navigation and content.

They would like to congratulate Stacy Karacostas, President of SuccessStream for this outstanding achievement.

Website Criteria:
Any website may apply for this award. Websites with helpful content related to sales promotion or personal selling skills are eligible to receive their TOP 50 Website recognition.

Navigation - Functional graphic and text links. Easy to navigate.
Design - Appealing layout. Does not have to be elaborate, but it does have to look good.

Content - Informative, useful, and original--not a list of links to other places. Something that will capture a marketing or sales professional's interest and keep them coming back for more. Content that can literally make a difference in a visitor's ability to market and sell his or her products and/or services. No porn sites or sites that advocate violence, hatred or bigotry will be considered.

About The $elling Edge®, Inc.:

Founded in 1983, The $elling Edge® is a personal sales coaching and training company for individuals and organizations ranging from small to Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Visit for more information.

About SuccessStream:
SuccessStream was launched in 2006 as a way for Practical Marketing Expert and copywriter Stacy Karacostas to reach more entrepreneurs with her down-to-earth marketing ideas. Karacostas is the author of more than 100 articles on sales, marketing, copywriting and small business success as the 2-Page Marketing Plan Workbook “Putting Your Business on the Road to Success” and “The Small Business Website Bible”. She is a regular speaker at events geared towards small business, and also hosts her own teleseminars, workshops and seminars in the Seattle area.


Media Contact:
The $elling Edge®, Inc.: Virden J. Thornton,, 800-688-EDGE

SuccessStream: Stacy Karacostas, 206-200-7594
Success Stream
Stacy Karacostas
(206) 200-7594