Local business wins award

SAN MARCOS — Mark and Samahna Stefanich, owners /founders of Dick
Pepper Enterprises, have been recognized by StartupNation as one of the top businesses in its annual Home Based 100 competition under the category of “Greenest.”
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 2008 ranking shows that the home-based business is more relevant than ever,” Rich Sloan, co-founder of, said. “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. 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.”
“We are so honored to receive this prestigious award from StartupNation,” Mark and
Samahna Stefanich said. “Our quest is to give consumers a simple, easy way to help save our Earth’s vital resources while saving time, conserving costs, and easing the burdens of the never-ending, relentless chore of laundering and dry cleaning clothing. We very much appreciate the recognition of our company, Dick Pepper Enterprises, and our product ‘Refresh’n Dryer Towel.’ We are proud to be placed amongst the top 10 greenest home based businesses in our nation.”
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