Amy Cousin and Sirius7 Jewelry Win Top Honors in Mom Business Competition
10/27/2010

StartupNation.com Honors Nation’s Leading Moms in Business

Online PR News – 27-October-2010 – – Rock Hill, South Carolina – From among thousands of contestants, Amy Cousin, owner of
Sirius7 Jewelry has been ranked # 45 in StartupNation.com’s 2010 Leading Moms in Business competition, sponsored by Infusionsoft.

Over 709,000 votes were cast in support of the 2010 contestants, reflecting immense interest and supportiveness for
moms building businesses at the same time they tend to their families.
“There’s been a sea change among moms as they’ve come to realize that adding entrepreneurship to their lives
brings exhilaration and immense gratification, not to mention supplemental—sometimes primary—income to their
families in these dicey economic times,” says Rich Sloan, chief startupologist and co-founder of StartupNation.

“I’m thrilled to be ranked among the leading moms in business for the second year: last year I ranked 193. This year, thanks to my supportive customer base, Sirius7 Jewelry is the highest ranked jewelry business overall, as well as the highest ranked mom-run business for South Carolina. The winner’s profile for Amy Cousin and Sirius7 Jewelry can be found at startupnation.com.

The 2010 Leading Moms in Business ranking, conducted in collaboration with Ladies Who Launch and The National Association for Moms in Business, highlights some of the dominant trends, motivations and attributes among moms in business. They include:
A great eye for providing attractive discounts, coupons, savings and value, all especially important to consumer
moms of the recession era.
A likelihood to come up with innovative products and solutions to address the challenging maze of motherhood. It’s
an environment that demands resourcefulness.
Conscience-driven business, where “doing well” is just fine, but the real rush comes from doing good.
The attraction of being your own boss looms large for moms wanting to take control they just can’t find in a day
job.
Sustainable solutions and responsible business practices are increasingly paramount.
Making the most of social media for business benefit is seemingly a birthright for the socially adept moms.
The full results of the 2010 Leading Moms in Business ranking are available on StartupNation’s website.