Those people are called entrepreneurs, and each year, the most successful among them are chosen for the most prestigious honor in business: Ernst & Youngs Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, sponsored by SBN, McDonald Investments, Bowne, USA Today, Nasqau/Amex, Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, CNN and CNNfn.
The EOY program was developed to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs whose achievements place them among the leaders in business.
Nominations for this years program are being accepted through April 7. Finalists will be honored at a banquet in June. Winners announced at that banquet will be inducted into the Entrepreneur Of The Year Institute at a national conference in November.
Requirements: To be nominated for Entrepreneur Of The Year:
- The individual must be an owner/manager responsible for the recent performance of a privately-held company; and
- The company must be at least two years old.
- Founders of public companies are eligible, but must still be active in top management.
- Individuals who have assisted others in becoming successful through business or academic support may be nominated for the Supporter of Entrepreneurship award.
To nominate yourself or someone else, contact Ernst & Young at (800) 755-AWARD for an Entrepreneur Of The Year nomination kit.