I’m a Winner!!!
I’d like to thank the acadamy…or not.
Really, I have all of you, my friends, family, and fans, to thank. Without your votes I wouldn’t have placed in the top 200. So, thank you for everything! Group hug?
Here’s the official press release…
StartupNation.com Honors Nation’s Leading Moms in Business
Michelle Cazella of Toddler Tech USA Wins Top Honors in Mom Business Competition
Port Orange, FL – April 28th, 2011– From among thousands of contestants across the United States, Toddler Tech USA’s Michelle Cazella, creator of Dapper Snappers Kids Belts, has been ranked in the top 200 in StartupNation.com’s 2011 Leading Moms in Business competition. (http://www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business/2011-winners/)
Millions of votes have been cast in the annual competition, and this year’s flurry of popular support of the 2011 contestants was no exception. America has once again demonstrated its immense interest and support for moms building businesses as they also tend to their families. “With startup rates at an all-time high, these leading moms are leading the pack in startup rates,” says Rich Sloan, chief startupologist and co-founder of StartupNation. “They’re going after their business opportunities and developing their innovative products and services with fervor,” Sloan adds.
“This is an amazing acknowledgement of the hard work all of us Mamapreneurs put into our businesses while balancing our family lives,” says Michelle. She has worked diligently for the past 3 years to make Dapper Snappers Kids Belts a household name while wearing her “Mom” hat full-time.
After launching Dapper Snappers in 2008, Michelle decided to manufacture her kids belts here in the United States. Up until a year ago, she was still making them in her garage. Today, she has a 2,000 sq foot manufacturing facility and 7 employees. She now sells Dapper Snappers in more than 200 stores nationwide and in 14 countries! “One of my dreams when I started this business was to help other Mamapreneurs launch their products, build their brands, and become successful entrepreneurs. As a recognized winner of Startup Nation’s Leading Moms in Business contest, I have the confidence to move forward with that dream,” Michelle says. Her winner’s profile can be found at http://bit.ly/dslmib11.
About Toddler Tech USA
Toddler Tech USA is the manufacturer of Dapper Snappers kids belts. Toddler Tech aims to provide time-saving, high-quality, affordable products and amazing customer service. Toddler Tech also manufactures Dapper Snappers Mitten Clips, Dapper Snappers Belts for Moms, as well as provides add-on clips for pants without belt loops. Find out more about the company at: http://www.dappersnappers.com/About-Kids-Belts-Baby-Accessories-Toddler-Belt.html.
About Michelle Cazella
Michelle, a 40-year-old mother to two little people, owns and operates Toddler Tech USA, manufacturing and distributing Dapper Snappers worldwide. After giving birth to her first child in 2005, and proudly watching him begin to walk (albeit with droopy drawers) just eight-and-a-half months later, Michelle became an “mamapreneur” with her Dapper Snappers invention. Michelle is busy working on her inventive additions to the Dapper Snappers line, including new designs and big kids belts.
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