This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur Of 2012 Contest Presented By The UPS Store Launches 5th Annual Search For Top Small-Biz Owners

IRVINE, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The call for entries has begun for Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of 2012 contest presented by The UPS Store ®. For the fifth year running, Entrepreneur is searching nationwide for extraordinary entrepreneurs to share their inspired stories on how they have revolutionized their industries and positively impacted their employees and communities. Nominees are being accepted until June 15, 2012.

Entrepreneur of 2012 and Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012 Categories

Businesses with no more than 100 employees and gross sales revenue of at least $3 million in 2011 qualify for the Entrepreneur of 2012 award. The Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012 is open to companies with no more than 12 employees that posted at least $350,000 in gross sales revenue in 2011. Entrepreneurs can submit their entries at

College Entrepreneur of 2012 Category

College students with promising business ideas can enter their business plans for a chance to win $5,000 in startup capital. Interested students should visit Entrants must be either undergraduate or graduate students between the ages of 18 and 25 during the time of submission.

"Now more than ever, it is an honor to hold the title of entrepreneur," says Amy Cosper, vice president and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. "The ones who will stand out in this competition are those who go above and beyond profits. It's not enough for them to excel in their own companies – they want to advance their industries and improve the lives of those around them. We're excited to see who has that winning spirit this year."

Last year's winners included Entrepreneur of 2011 Lee Rhodes of glassybaby, Emerging Entrepreneur of 2011 Adam Nelson of Good Nite Lite, and College Entrepreneur of 2011 Gabrielle Palermo of G3Box. Read more about them and their business stories at:

A panel of judges, including representatives from Entrepreneur's editorial department and The UPS Store, will choose the finalists. The panel will base its decision on several criteria, including business growth in terms of number of employees and annual gross sales revenue as well as impact on an industry, the community, employees and customers.

"It's a privilege to connect with the small-business community through this contest," says Stuart Mathis, president of Mail Boxes Etc. Inc., which franchises The UPS Store locations. " The UPS Store franchise owners offer services to help fellow small businesses launch and then grow, including mailboxes with a real street address, printing services, direct mail and much more."

In addition to the start-up capital for the College Entrepreneur of 2012, all three winning entrepreneurs will receive two roundtrip tickets within the continental U.S. and a profile in the January 2013 issue of Entrepreneur magazine. The three winners will also be honored at an awards luncheon and ceremony in January 2013 at Entrepreneur's fifth-annual Growth Conference in Dallas. In addition, the winners will receive a gift certificate for $500 in services at The UPS Store, a three-year subscription to Entrepreneur magazine and a selection of Entrepreneur Press books.

Entry criteria and the complete rules can be found on, or for the college contest, visit The deadline to enter is June 15, 2012.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

Entrepreneur Media Inc. is the premier content provider for and about entrepreneurs. Our products engage and inspire every day with the advice, solutions and resources that fuel the bold and independent way entrepreneurs think.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $94.02 0.00%
FB $104.07 0.00%
GOOG $683.57 0.00%
TSLA $162.60 0.00%
YHOO $27.97 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,204.97 -211.61 -1.29%
S&P 500 1,880.05 -35.40 -1.85%
NASDAQ 4,363.1440 -146.4150 -3.25%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs