StartupNation just launched a very fun and attractive competition for home-based entrepreneurs: The StartupNation’s Home-based 100.
Aiming to shed glory and exposure on the oft-neglected sector of home-based entrepreneurs, it is the first annual ranking of the best-performing home-based businesses in the U.S.
The categories include:
Home-based businesses that have a positive environment and social impact.
Some of the greatest business successes in existence today were born in the college dormitory – here’s a watch list of who’s next in line!
- Boomers back in Business
Living longer and with greater vitality than ever, these 50+’s have taken up the yoke of entrepreneurship at home.
Your mouth waters just at the thought of their edibles (and drinkables).
The zaniest, most outrageous home-based businesses that actually work.
If grease, grime, dirt, oil, tar, goop, soot or any combination thereof is a reality in your daily home-business life, this one’s for you.
Home-Based businesses now serve a worldwide customer base – these entrepreneurs are living proof.
- Most Slacker-Friendly
Does your business offer a day-to-day existence that’s the envy of all? If you’ve beaten the system with a “lifestyle” business, this one’s for you!
I think that home-based entrepreneurs are the unsung heroes of mainstream media. While many publications quantify small businesses as those with annual sales of $10M, some of the happiest, most creative and well-balanced people I know earn a modest but content living traipsing to their home office in bare feet.
There are some cool features of the contest which include a virtual "Sun City" where you can post information about your business, videos, etc.
Preregistration is available here – the contest officially opens on August 1, 2007.
Remember, winning contests are a great way to garner free publicity for your business.
Good luck, and I hope that many EfCN readers win their category!!!