The Nominations for the 2017 Spirit Awards Begins on March 15, 2017 and ends on July 31, 2017. Nominating an entrepreneur is easy! Simply contact us directly to request a nomination form or complete and submit the online nomination form. Once nominated, Spirit staff will be contacting each nominee and provide them with the a short 3-page electronic application profile form that must be completed for the judging process. Self-nominations are encouraged!
Entrepreneurs and companies that have innovative products or services, use unique business practices or are constantly pushing the boundaries of their industry.
Entrepreneurs that possess strong leadership skills that inspire their team to reach new levels of success.
Entrepreneurs and companies that have achieved significant financial performance as measured by growth, revenue, profitability and sustainability.
Entrepreneurs that demonstrate personal integrity and values that have earned them respect from their team, their peers, industry and the greater community.
Individuals who truly possess the entrepreneurial mindset and are constantly pushing to improve their businesses, always striving to advance their ventures and facilitate progress in the industries in which they work.
Companies nominated must have been in business at least 2 years and have achieved a minimum annual revenue level of $400,000.
The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards is an effective way to bring positive recognition to a company by highlighting the accomplishments of the entrepreneur and his/her team of valued employees. A nomination alone is an honor to the business!
Nominees — especially finalists and award recipients — benefit from extensive media coverage and enhanced peer recognition.
Nominees get a chance to network and build relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs and business leaders from a diverse set of businesses and industries.