Have you ever wondered what it takes to take your company to that million dollar mark? The Make Mine A Million organization helps women entrepreneurs that are looking to grow their micro business to million dollar enterprises.
One of their main events allows 250 competitors have the opportunity to pitch their business in a classic 2 minute presentation. The latest M3 1000 Event was held this past April and 50 winners were chosen.
Would you be ready to pitch?
This question has come up here on 8 Women Dream regularly in regards to business, future plans and our dreams. You have to share the vision for others to help you along that path. This competitions criteria for a pitch has to include:
- Your ability to execute your vision: Do you have the mindset to grow and experience to make it work?
- Show your business is set up forÂ potential growth: Is the growth scale reasonable?
- Is your marketing and financial plans realistic: Where’s your niche and competition?
I always thought this type of event meant big tech companies pitching to big venture capital and angel investment. Looking at the type of companies that won this last competition gave me a little hope. The winners include an interior design firm, green lifestyle company, and a PR firm.
Pitching isn’t always for the tech crowd.
Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is pleased to announce our newest class of Make Mine a Million $ Business (M3) Awardees!
These 50 women were selected as part of our first ever M3 1000 pitch competition in Denver, Colorado, on April 4, 2011. It was the largest ever gathering of women entrepreneurs pitching their businesses in competition, with nearly 300 women entrepreneurs participated in a day-long business growth event for women, which also featured a keynote address from leading women entrepreneurs like Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price and business education sessions.
That event yieldedÂ 62 Pitch Competition Winners from which the 50 M3 Awardees were chosen, based on an additional competition round involving financial, business plan and reference reviews. We believe these 50 business have the potential to grow into million dollar enterprises quickly, and we look forward to working with them on that journey.
Congratulations to each of these motivated women entrepreneurs!
Have you ever pitched your company in this situation? Ever wanted to? Share the story and comment!
Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her couture jewelry, which are crafted by her. You can find Heather online at For Your Adornment and Twitter And Beyond Dot Com. She also teaches Social Media tactics for business, besides being CEO of her own web design company. Heather’s post day is Friday.