Here's a cool thing. Count Me In, a non-profit devoted to helping women grow their own small businesses--whose founder and president, Nell Merlino, was apparently the original brains behind Take Your Daughter To Work Day--is launching Make Mine a Million $ Business RACE at the end of the month. (And, yes, we would be fans of the race even if its founding partner weren't our sponsor, American Express OPEN.) The program provides ample resources, including national networking events, access to exclusive expert advice, and media promotion, aimed at helping women small business owners reach their pre-set 2009 revenue goals of $250,000, $500,000, or, yes, $1,000,000. As if reaching those plateaus weren't award enough, the Grand Prize winner will get $100,000--cash.
Registration is here (it costs $100). And if you choose not to register, either because it's not for you or because you're, y'know, a man, we hope you'll still set yourself an ambitious 2009 revenue goal and check in with BizBox regularly to get tips on surpassing it.
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