Business growth program, Make Mine A Million $ Business selected Nanci Lewis of Sweet Rexie's as one of the twenty five business women finalists selected to compete at the Hollywood, Florida event on December 11, 2008. The exciting event will feature female entrepreneurs from across the nation who will compete to help their businesses grow into million-dollar enterprises. For this event, more than 1,500 applications were submitted in hopes of securing one of the finalist spots. Selection criteria were based on a company's potential to reach target revenue goals, a credible marketing strategy, competitive strengths and experience of management.
Described as a cross between “The Apprenticeâ€ and “American Idol,â€ the competition provides these finalists the opportunity to present their business model to a panel of business experts and a live audience. Fifteen winners will be chosen by the audience and judges who collaborate on the selection process.
Nanci Lewis is Founder and President of Sweet Rexie's, a retail shop in historic South Norwalk, CT near the famed Maritime Center. When entering this colorful, fun filled store, you are greeted by a giant candy wall of 200 candies including old time favorites to assorted gummies that light up. Sweet Rexie's also hosts birthday parties and special events in the store to bring friends and families together. The store features educational toys and unique gift baskets for corporate clients, and individuals. In a difficult year for most retailers, Sweet Rexie's projects revenues to be up by 10%. The store also supports many worthy organizations like The American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes and the March of Dimes.
Since opening in 2004, Sweet Rexie's has won 14 awards for Best Candy Store, Best Gift Baskets and Best Kids Parties from publications including Boston Magazine's Best of New England, Connecticut Magazine and Best of the Gold Coast. “Our focus is on creating a fun-filled experience that makes a lasting impression, said Lewis. “We offer quality products, creative packaging and great personal service so our customers want to come back again and again.â€ To learn more about the store's events or purchase gourmet treats and gifts for any occasion, visit http://www.SweetRexies.com
About Count Me In and Make Mine a Million
Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education and community support for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow micro businesses to million dollar enterprises. Count Me In launched the Make Mine a Million $ Business to inspire one million women entrepreneurs scale their businesses to a million dollars in revenue by 2010 by providing tools, skills and the support of a nation-wide community of peers.
The Make Mine a Million $ Business program has garnered support from organizations joined to make an impact in women's lives while strengthening the US economy. The impressive list of blue-chip national sponsors includes founding sponsor American Express OPEN, AIG, Cisco, FedEx, Jet Blue, and Dell. Sponsors provide an array of products and services that serve as invaluable tools for growth.