Melinda Massie Events Wins Top Ten Most Glamorous Company in the Country

Melinda Massie Events and Consulting Wins Top Ten Honors in StartupNation Business Competition in the Most Glamorous Category
By: Melinda Massie Events
Nov. 24, 2009 - PRLog -- Fort Worth, TX – Melinda Massie Events and Consulting ( has been recognized by StartupNation ( as a Top Ten business in its 2009 Home Based 100 competition under the category of Most Glamorous. (  

Many of the StartupNation Home-Based 100 submissions revealed that business owners are bucking the current economic downturn and finding business success in these tight times. Historically some of today’s most well known businesses started in a downturn, including Microsoft and General Electric.

“The 2009 ranking shows that the home-based business is more relevant than ever. The current recession has spurred a new wave of home based businesses as a response to loss of jobs, the need for supplemental income and the sheer passion for blazing your own trail and running your own show,” said Rich Sloan, co-founder of, one of the leading small business networking and advice websites. “Home based businesses are the biggest block of all businesses in existence and we expect numbers to grow ever greater as extra bedrooms, kitchen tables, basements and garages become host to the innovative thinking and pursuit of success by millions of Americans.”

“I am thrilled and honored to be recognized with this award,” said Melinda Massie, President of Melinda Massie Events.  “It’s fantastic that StartupNation showcases that glamorous things can produced from a home office.”

The StartupNation Home-Based 100 highlights 10 top-ten lists making it not just your ordinary business ranking. From the wackiest, to the most innovative, to the savviest in social media – this unique and diverse list highlights the home-based businesses that usually go unrecognized, but still play a vital role in the economy today. MSN publishes the ranking as well in an editorial collaboration with StartupNation. The ten categories for 2009 include:
•   Recession Busters
•   Savviest in Social Media
•   Most Innovative
•   Boomers Back in Business
•   Greenest
•   Yummiest
•   Wackiest
•   Highest Vote-Getters
•   Most Slacker-Friendly
•   Most Glamorous

Melinda Massie Events and Consulting was selected from among thousands of contestants by a StartupNation judging panel, which issues the ranking results annually in the November.

The full results of the Home-Based 100 ranking are available on StartupNation’s website at The 2009 ranking was sponsored by Microsoft Office Live, Infusionsoft and FedEx Office.

For additional information about Melinda Massie Events and  Consulting, visit

About Melinda Massie Events and Consulting
Melinda Massie Events and Consulting is a full service event planning company that specializes in luxurious, stress-free events with a personal touch.  Melinda Massie has over 14 years of experience handling all types of social, corporate and non-profit events and her event tips have been seen on the Oprah, CNN and TLC websites.

About StartupNation
StartupNation ( provides over 175,000 pages of business advice and networking for entrepreneurs and serves millions of entrepreneurs annually. StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with the intention of providing a one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, including blogs from small business experts, podcasts, forums, webcasts, eBooks, award-winning step-by-step advice, online and offline networking groups, and more.

StartupNation co-founders and “chief startupologists,” Rich Sloan and Jeff Sloan, are two of the country’s leading small business experts and run StartupNation from home to this very day. They speak frequently at entrepreneurial forums and act as sources for top media venues nationwide. They are authors of StartupNation: Open for Business, published by Doubleday, and provide their insights online at The Sloans are regularly quoted and featured in media such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and many others.

About Microsoft Office Live
Microsoft Office Live is the award-winning service that offers a complete, affordable set of easy-to-use Internet-based tools that help small business owners create a professional web presence. More information is available at Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Infusionsoft
Infusionsoft, the leader in automatic follow-up software, helps small businesses grow fast by putting email marketing, CRM and e-commerce on auto-pilot, backing it with the 'Double Your Sales' guarantee. The privately held, three-year-named Inc. 500 company is based in Gilbert, Ariz. and is funded by Mohr Davidow Ventures and vSpring Capital.
Marketing and small business insight from the Infusionsoft team can be found on the Infusionsoft blog at

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