COUNT ME IN NAMES 33 GREATER RALEIGH-DURHAM AREA WOMEN SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AS URBAN REBOUND AWARDEES
~Select Women Entrepreneurs to Apply to Participate in Business Accelerator Program Aimed to Help Grow their Businesses and Strengthen Local Economy~
NEW YORK, NY [January 23, 2014] – Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs, is pleased to name 33 business owners as Awardees of its 2013 Urban Rebound Raleigh-Durham small business competition for women.
Urban Rebound Raleigh-Durham, made possible with generous support from Sam’s Club Giving Program, is an exciting business growth initiative for women entrepreneurs currently at $50,000 to $150,000 in annual revenues and designed to help them grow quickly and sustainably to spur local economies and job growth in their communities.
Urban Rebound 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 $50 Million in new economic activity and 400-600 much needed new jobs.
Urban Rebound 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 on February 7, 2014 and concludes in October 2014. Awardees also receive a one-year legislative membership with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).
In addition, the Top 3 Awardees each receive Jump Start Prizes, a $1000 cash award to use in their businesses.
Congratulations to all of the Awardees!