Exceptional Growth Earns Repeat Ranking in 2011’s Top 50 by San Diego Business Journal

Due to a sixth straight year of exceptional growth in providing client services despite the ongoing economic downturn, the San Diego Business Journal named At Your Home Familycare in the top half of San Diego’s Top 50 Women Owned Businesses.

The list is compiled annually by the San Diego Business Journal, an award-winning publication that examines the San Diego economy and offers analyses of the community’s ever-changing business and economic scene. Rankings are based on audited and verified company financial statements of 2010 gross revenues. This is the sixth consecutive year At Your Home Familycare has achieved this designation.

At Your Home Familycare is the top women-owned business in the in-home care industry in the San Diego region, which is among the fastest growing business sectors in the United States.

“There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the home care field,” said Laurie Edwards-Tate, MS, President and Founder of At Your Home Familycare.  “With Baby Boomers hitting age 65 in unprecedented numbers, we are meeting the need to provide services that allow seniors and disabled people to remain independent and in their own homes,” Edwards-Tate said. “It’s incredibly rewarding, because at the heart of it all are the clients and families we serve that are counting on us. They are the reason for our success and we must never forget it.”

“For a sixth year, all of us working with At Your Home Familycare thank the San Diego Business Journal for its critical support of San Diego-based businesses,” said Edwards-Tate.

According to the Center for Women’s Business, the number of women-owned businesses in this country grew at twice the rate of all firms between 1997 and 2006. However, the Small Business Administration finds that women-owned businesses account for just one in four of all privately-owned businesses, and just over one-third of sole proprietorships.  Only 1.8 percent of all women-owned businesses such as At Your Home Familycare produce $1 million and above annually in revenue. Seventy percent of women-owned businesses are in the service industries.

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