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Top Home-Based Business Honored in National Annual Ranking

BeFunky_OrtonStyle_1.jpgMakeup Artistry by Tracie Wins Top Honors in StartupNation Home-Based 100 Business Competition

Makeup Artistry by Tracie has been recognized as one of the top home businesses in the nation by StartupNation in its annual Home-Based 100 competition.

Many of the StartupNation Home-Based 100 entries showed that people are leveraging the efficiencies and lower overhead of home-based businesses to pursue their passion and bring in income during these tight economic times.

“The 2014 ranking reveals that home business is serious business – more relevant than ever. It’s a natural response to loss of job opportunities, 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 StartupNation.com, one of the leading small business networking and knowledge hubs online. “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 increasingly host the innovative thinking and pursuit of success by millions of Americans.”

“It is a huge honor to be recognized as a top home business for creating it from a love.  I could not be happier to be #40 and in the top 100.  I am passionate about makeup and providing excellent service so to be recognized for it, is icing on the cake.” stated Tracie Rosales owner of Makeup Artistry by Tracie

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 best financial performers – this unique and diverse list highlights the home-based businesses that usually go unrecognized, but still play a vital role in the economy today. The ten categories for 2014 include:

  • Most Innovative
  • Boomers Back in Business
  • Greenest
  • Yummiest
  • Wackiest
  • Highest Vote-Getters
  • Recession Busters
  • Most Slacker-Friendly
  • Most Glamorous
  • Savviest in Social Media

The full results of the Home-Based 100 ranking are available on StartupNation’s website .

Tracie Rosales Makes Clients Look Their Best Every Time

Thanks to Small Business Trendsetters for the lovely story about me and my business!  Honored to be written and shares about.


062608143845_ppEveryone wants to look their best, every day. From special occasions to professional engagements to actors and actresses on the set, Tracie Rosales of Makeup Artistry By Tracie (www.tracierosales.com) is invested in bringing her clients’ best faces forward. Recently expanding operations from solely serving the metro DC area to including service in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Rosales is working to bring her fresh-faced, customer-driven aesthetic to a wider audience. By offering a mobile service, Rosales is able to travel to her clients, wherever they need her.

“We are totally mobile and come to the client, to make it convenient for them,” Rosales says. “If it is a photo shoot then I come before and will stay on set during for any touch-ups, modification and to help.” Rosales services help bring her clients more confidence and helps give them a sense of calm, whether it’s their wedding day or they are uncomfortable in front of a camera or appearing in public. Being behind the scenes is one part of her job that she loves most. “I get to see the bride before she walks down the aisle, the speaker before they go out on stage, the models backstage before they walk the catwalk,” Rosales says.

In addition to offering clients her skills and services, Rosales is also happy to pass along any makeup tips or tricks that can help her clients achieve professional-looking results at home. Dedicated to increasing her professional development, Rosales is considers herself a lifelong learner when it comes to her improving her skills. Boasting an impressive list of credentials and certifications, Rosales is committed to bringing her clients the most up-to-date looks, techniques, and beauty services.

Customers are appreciative of the services Makeup Artistry by Tracie provides, often offering referrals and providing customer endorsements and testimonials. Using her professional expertise, Rosales is able to be the calm, quiet voice of reason, standing behind her aesthetic choices, even when other professionals are dubious. In one instant, the fresh-faced, natural looks she created not only set the perfect tone for the bridal photo shoot she was hired for, it also brought referrals from the photographer.

“From that point on she began referring her brides and other clients to me saying that I knew what I was doing and that with the right technique you could achieve an amazing look, without being overly done, and still have beautiful pictures,” Rosales said. Landing clients from individuals to corporations – including Google – and working for magazines like Brides and Wedding of Northern Virginia and Winery Weddings, which both chose Rosales to craft their cover looks, Rosales has been named to the Top 40 Under 40: Rising Business and Community Leaders for Loudon