Women entrepreneurs from Atlanta to Orange County — and numerous communities in between – may compete in a Digital Growth Contest for a prize package of business-boosting services, sponsored by their local cable companies.  Co-sponsored by Ladies Who Launch, a multi-platform lifestyle company that supports female entrepreneurs, the Digital Growth Contest is organized and managed by Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM). The contest is an important component of CTAM’s Cable Means Business initiative.  The contest continues through Thursday, November 13. Winners will be announced in December.  One winner in each of 11 U.S. markets will be selected by a panel of judges, and each will be awarded a prize package that includes a free year of business telecommunications services (telephone, Internet and/or TV) from a cable company. Other prizes are provided by Ladies Who Launch, and include a virtual business roundtable discussion, facilitated by Ladies Who Launch founder Victoria Colligan; and a prominent feature on the winning companies at http://www.ladieswholaunch.com.  Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men, but are often short of funds and support as they strive to grow their companies,” said Char Beales, president & CEO, CTAM. “The Digital Growth Contest continues the cable industry’s long tradition of philanthropy by offering these women a helping hand as they work to succeed.”  Beales added that the contest is an important component of CTAM’s Cable Means Business initiative, because it honors women entrepreneurs and their savvy approaches to business strategies. The criteria for winning are based on the entrants’ essays about their business plans and how digital technologies could help their businesses grow.

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