Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
April 2007
Call-in Assistance Offered for Make Mine a $Million Business ® Competitors

Women business owners interested in applying for assistance through the national Make Mine a $Million Business event can now call in for guidance in applying.

"Women business owners in Wisconsin have a unique opportunity to compete for a year-long package of mentoring and coaching by highly successful individuals," says Department of Commerce Secretary Mary P. Burke. "I strongly encourage interested women business owners to use these call-in opportunities."

Women business owners can access application assistance through an informational call scheduled for April 19, 2007. To receive call-in information, e-mail info@countmein.org.

Wisconsin has been chosen to host the first-ever statewide Make Mine a $Million Business event at the Madison Concourse Hotel on May 21, 2007.

Key note speaker will be Nell Merlino, founder and CEO of Count Me In. There will also be a panel of current award recipients that will share their stories about growing their businesses to the $1 million level.

Fifteen Make Mine a $Million Business award nominees will be selected from applicants statewide and asked to compete on May 21, 2007 in Madison at the Concourse Hotel. The Wisconsin award nominees will earn their awards after delivering business pitches to an audience of women entrepreneurs, judges and guests. Throughout the event, attendees will have access to inspirational and educational programming.

The cost of the conference is $49, which includes all presentations, lunch, workshops, and networking reception. Applications are now available online at www.makemineamillion.org and will be accepted through April 24, 2007.

-- Casey Shorts

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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