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2nd Annual Rulebreaker Awards Honor Entrepreneurs Who Blaze Their Own Trails
Entrepreneurs Can Nominate Themselves or Others for Awards and Prizes
If you’re an entrepreneur who’s breaking the rules (or know someone who is), you can nominate yourself or others.“We’
“Ironically, the evolution of any industry comes from a revolution sparked by someone who challenges the industry—it comes from the rule breakers. That is what this award ceremony is all about, recognizing the people who revolutionize industry,” said co-host Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First.
“After the overwhelming response to the event last year, we found that some RuleBreakers revolutionize their industries and others create whole new industries,”
15 finalists and one Grand Prize Winner will receive prizes worth over $5,000, including:
--A RuleBreaker “Hammer” Trophy
--One-year subscription to Sage One (www.sageone.com)
--Free phones and service for one year from Nextiva (www.nextiva.com)
--3 free months of Infusionsoft + Kickstart Services sales and marketing solutions from Infusionsoft (www.infusionsoft.com)
--One selected book authored by Mike Michalowicz or Barry Moltz
--One hour of consulting time with Mike Michalowicz, Rieva Lesonsky or Barry Moltz
Nominations are open through March 31, 2015. Visit http://rulebreakerawards.com to nominate yourself or another RuleBreaker in the following categories: Service Provider, Technology Provider, Food/Restaurant, Manufacturer or Retailer.
Public voting and judging will be held in May. The panel of judges will include:
· Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE
· Gabie Boko, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sage North America
· Anita Campbell, founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and BizSugar
· Ramon Ray, Marketing and Technology Evangelist of Smallbiztechnology.com, Smart Hustle magazine and Infusionsoft
· Shama Kabani, the CEO of Marketing Zen Group
Winners will be announced in June; the Grand Prize Winner will be honored in July at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Sage Summit in New Orleans.
For more information about the contest and to enter, visit http://rulebreakerawards.com.
ABOUT RIEVA LESONSKY: Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. A nationally recognized speaker who regularly addresses audiences across the country, Rieva broke the rules by becoming the first female editorial director of a general business magazine; she was SVP/Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine for more than 25 years.
ABOUT MIKE MICHALOWICZ:
ABOUT BARRY MOLTZ: Barry Moltz is the author of How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways To Get Your Business Growing Again. He is a small business motivational speaker and radio talk show host. He breaks rules by having entrepreneurs stop doing what they have always done to move forward.