Kick off to Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2013 presented by The UPS Store
Small business owners wear many hats, and those looking to gain priceless company exposure should consider throwing one into the ring for a chance at being recognized as Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2013. Presented by The UPS Store, the contest recognizes entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing their industries, inspiring their employees and making a difference in their communities.
Past winners of the annual contest include Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries (2012), Jason Lucash of OrigAudio (2012), and Daniel Lubetzky, founder of KIND Healthy Snacks (2010).
“Being recognized as the Entrepreneur of 2012 kicked off a series of amazing milestones for our company,” said Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries. “We had our best month ever in terms of revenue, the most number of orders and we hired more team members. But most importantly, it put our industry as a whole into the spotlight, and that was beneficial for other companies as well.”
Winning entrepreneurs will be chosen in three categories:
Among other prizes, winners will be profiled the January 2014 issue of Entrepreneur magazine and will receive $500 in business services from The UPS Store. In addition, the College of Entrepreneur of 2013 will win $5,000 in business startup capital.
“The contest’s call for entries is hands down one of the most exciting times of the year for us. We get to see applicants from across the country come forward, showcase what they’ve built and give us a taste of what’s next for them,” says Amy Cosper, vice president and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Their stories highlight the great accomplishments being made in small business and give us insight into the possibilities to come.”
“The UPS Store is passionate about supporting small businesses owners,” said Michelle Van Slyke, vice president of marketing and small business solutions at The UPS Store. We are excited to shine the spotlight on small business owners who deserve to be recognized for their hard work, dedication and remarkable success. ”
For more information, detailed rules and to submit an entry for Entrepreneur of 2013 or Emerging Entrepreneur of 2013, please visit entrepreneur.com/e2013. College students can enter their business plans for a chance to win at entrepreneur.com/e2013college. Entries are being accepted until June 17, 2013.
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