Gemini Greetings® announced today that it has been recognized as one of the top 200 mom-owned businesses in StartupNation’s 2009 Leading Moms In Business Competition (http://www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-2009). The competition, sponsored by VerticalResponse, recognizes the achievements of mothers across the country who run outstanding businesses.
Gemini Greetings® is a unique company providing greeting cards and gifts for families with twins, triplets and quadruplets, found itself ranked 33 out of 200 plus businesses owned by moms. What sets Gemini Greetings® apart from the other competitors, is that it fills a need market for a family base that is ever growing in our society, those with twins, triplets and more. Currently, I am not aware of any other businesses focusing on this type of product the retail marketplace.
Featured in article “Moms Create Business in the Niches”, by Rich Sloan, Gemini Greetings® is recognized for its unique position in the market in conjunction with the competition.
“Moms across America were honored in this year’s ranking, showing that they’re capable of starting and running successful businesses while managing to balance family, career, home and self,” said Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation.”Well over 600,000 votes were cast in support of several thousand contestants. What an incredible achievement to be named a winner, and what an inspiration for anyone looking to start their own business.
“It’s challenging for anyone to start and run a successful business – particularly in this economy. These women are setting the standard for innovation and creativity,” said Janine Popick, founder and CEO of VerticalResponse.
StartupNation (www.startupnation.com) launched the first annual Leading Moms in Business Competition in January with the support of VerticalResponse (www.verticalresponse.com) to recognize the achievements of mom entrepreneurs across the US. Winners were selected and ranked according to public votes accumulated from January through March, 2009. The elite 200 win bragging rights, promotional support, and digital winner’s emblems recognizing their achievements as the Leading Moms in Business.
About Gemini Greetings®
Gemini Greetings® founded by Baton Rouge resident, Angelice F. Tyson in October 2007. Mother of identical twin toddler boys, plus a daughter not much younger, Angelice founded this e-commerce based off the simple need of greeting cards to reflect children of two or more to give to playmates, family and friends. The variation of greeting include birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving and much more. The cards have been well received by families with multiples, not only in the U.S., but in the U.K., as well. By word of mouth or by searching the internet, families are learning about these unique cards and are relieved to find this solution to an overdue product in the retail place. Currently these cards are sold online at http://www.GeminiGreetings.com.