Entrepreneur, in conjunction with Office Depot, is proud to announce the winners of the Entrepreneurial Woman Small-Business Owner of the Year contest.
Winners were selected in three categories--the Grand Prize Winner; the Homebased, or SOHO (Small Office/Home Office), Business Winner; and the Start-Up Business Winner.
From those applicants who met our financial criteria, a committee of Entrepreneur editors selected semifinalists based on three primary factors: how and why they started their businesses, their community involvement, and the benefits or programs they offer to employees. Final winners were chosen by the Executive Board of the National Association of Women's Business Advocates.
With so many applicants to choose from, and so many inspiring stories, making the selections wasn't easy--even for people who read dozens of business success stories every day. But somehow, we managed to select the cream of the crop. We think you'll be pleased to meet them.