Local Business Woman Jane Regan Named As Finalist for the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition ™ in Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas February 8, 2010 – Business growth program, the Make Mine A Million $ Business Competition selected Jane Regan of HB Building Design. Inc., Montara, CA as one of the twenty business women finalists to compete for an awards package at the Houston, Texas event on February 17 18 at the American Express Open Women’s Business Summit. The exciting event will feature female entrepreneurs from across the nation who will compete for business development packages that include business coaching, marketing, PR, technological assistance to help their businesses grow into million‐dollar enterprises. The event also includes educational networking opportunities in addition to a keynote speech by Count Me In Founder, Nell Merlino.
Described as a cross between “The Apprentice” “American Idol,” the competition provides these twenty finalists with the opportunity to present their business in a 3 minute “elevator pitch” to a panel of business experts a live audience. Ten winners will be chosen by the audience judges who collaborate on the selection process.
Jane provides for the care safety of others through beautiful, affordable design. An experienced Network engineer nominated for a Smithsonian Award in the field of medicine in 1988, the Internet brought global responsibilities at Symantec; then a long time role as Principal Citrix Systems Engineer, leading to Sr. Director of Business Development. She switched to an Interior Design career in 2002, is now CEO of the NKBA a Build It Green Design design/build General Contracting firm serving San Francisco, the Peninsula the East Bay. She was named a Silicon Valley Independent Business Woman of the Year 2009.
Finalists will receive several of the key components of the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition awards package that will help their businesses break the million‐dollar barrier, which includes inspiration, community, business coaching from a “dream” team of coaches business experts from Count Me In, select discounts from national sponsors.
Launched in 2005 by Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence founding partner American Express OPEN, the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition was created to help post‐start up, women‐owned businesses grow to one million dollars in annual revenue. Since its inception, the program has hosted 19 competitions in cities around the country grown into a nationwide movement. In the history of the program, thouss of women entrepreneurs across the nations have applied.
“We are thrilled by the eagerness of women across the country to grow their businesses, create jobs in their communities, create stability for their families the national economy,” said Nell Merlino, Founder President of Count Me In. “The number of applicants mirrors the growth of our entrepreneurs, businesses, their desire to take them to the million dollar level.”
The Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition has garnered support from organizations who are all joining hs in order to make an impact in women’s lives strengthening the US economy. The impressive list of national sponsors includes American Express OPEN, FedEx, WIPP, Sam’s Club. Sponsors provide an array of products services that serve as invaluable tools for growth.
For more information about how women can grow their businesses please visit www.makemineamillion.org.
About Count Me In
Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is the leading national not‐for‐profit provider of resources, business education, 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 revenue in the next decade by providing tools, skills, the support of a nation‐wide community of peers.