Local Business Woman Wins Pitch Competition in Latest Make Mine a Million $ BusinessTM National Event

Nancy Vinkler of WSI We Simplify the Internet in the Philadelphia Region Receives $1000 Prize in National Business Pitch Competition for Women Entrepreneurs Also Competing in Next Round for a Spot in Renowned Business Growth Program.

Philadelphia, PA, October 13, 2011 --(PR.com)-- 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, has named Nancy Vinkler of Audubon, PA as one of 44 Pitch Winners selected in the latest Make Mine a Million $ Business (M3) event, M3 1000, held Monday, September 26, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.

Described as a cross between “The Apprentice” and “American Idol,” the M3 1000 pitch competition invites women business owners with at least $85,000 in annual business revenues that have been in business for two years or more to present their business in a two minute “elevator pitch” to a panel of small business experts and judges.

Pitch Winners came away with a $1000 American Express gift card and an introductory cycle of professional coaching. Pitch winners are also invited to participate in the next round of competition for a chance to be named an M3 Awardee and join the renowned Make Mine a Million $ Business program. M3 Awardees receive a business development package that includes national PR, access to financing, membership with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and enrollment in the Blast! Business Accelerator Program, a six month group coaching and training program.

Internet Marketing consultant, Nancy Vinkler, was among 79 women entrepreneurs from around the country to pitch their businesses at the event in competition for the prize. The event also featured nationally renowned small business experts and coaches, and past M3 Awardees sharing advice, expertise, and support. See a complete list of M3 1000 Philadelphia pitch winners at www.makemineamillion.org/features/M3-1000-Philadelphia.

Nancy Vinkler, certified in Advanced Internet Marketing, turns web properties into online marketing and revenue generating engines. She offers clients comprehensive digital marketing solutions including search engine marketing, mobile marketing, social media, web analytics, website development and email marketing to name a few. As her client Eleanor Sylvan, Vice President of Marketing for Mobile Mark, Inc. stated, “The Count Me In program, with its comprehensive support services, is an outstanding example of how we can foster business leadership and company growth. I can’t think of a better candidate for this opportunity than Nancy Vinkler. She has always been conscientious and professional. Mobile Mark has been working with Nancy since 2005 and she has gone out of her way to help us build an effective internet presence. With the resources of Count Me In behind her, not only will her own company grow but all of the companies she works with benefit as well. Nancy’s nomination is well deserved and I congratulate the organization on their selection.”

Launched in 2005 by Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence and founding partner American Express OPEN, the Make Mine a Million $ Business program was created to help post-start up, women-owned businesses grow to one million dollars in annual revenue. They have hosted more than 20 competitions in cities around the country with thousands of women entrepreneurs participating. To date, 28% of M3 program participants have surpassed the $1 million mark in annual revenues versus the 2.6% national average for women business owners. A year-to-date investment of $12 million in the program has yielded $160 million in revenues for M3 Awardees. The ultimate goal of the program is to elevate one million women businesses to over $1M in annual revenue generating $1 trillion in revenues and creating over 4 million jobs by 2020.

“We are thrilled by the eagerness of women across the country to grow their businesses, create jobs in their communities, and create stability for their families and the national economy,” said Nell Merlino, Founder and President of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence.”

About WSI - we simplify the Internet

WSI of the Philadelphia, an independently owned and operated business of the WSI franchise network, offers digital marketing services to help businesses realize their online marketing potential by elevating their Internet presence and profitability to new levels. Visit www.wsisimplyroi.com or follow: http:/www.twitter.com/WSI_SEM_Phila, http://www.facebook.com/wsi.search.marketing, www.linkedin.com/in/wsisimplyroi.

About Mobile Mark, Inc.

Mobile Mark, Inc. designs, engineers, and manufactures site, mobile and device antennas for 137 MHz – 9 GHz. Applications include GPS Tracking & Fleet Management, Cellular GSM/CDMA, LTE, WiMAX, WiFi, RFID, Public Safety, Military and Machine to Machine (M2M). Visit: www.mobilemark.com.

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