Calling all Entrepreneurs

What sets entrepreneurs apart from the pack? They like to compete. They’re in a hurry and they’re always only halfway there. To get above the crowd, they stick their necks out. And when opportunity knocks, they open the door.

That describes just about every winner in the 30-year history of EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year awards. Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the awards celebrate the country’s most innovative business leaders.

This year, our firm is proud to be a sponsor of the 30th anniversary program in Greater Los Angeles.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is a real competition, so everyone can't win. But there are many other benefits for competing companies and their leaders. Pictured are award recipients in Greater Los Angeles as revealed last year at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is a real competition, so everyone can’t win. But there are many other benefits for competing companies and their leaders. Pictured are award recipients in Greater Los Angeles as revealed last year at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

How does an entrepreneur get recognized?

It’s simple: self-nominate or nominate another worthy entrepreneur.

Many of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year participants are nominated by proud colleagues, their vendors, or any admirer who thinks recognition is due. Entrepreneurs can also self-nominate. There’s no fee to enter, just a simple application the entrepreneur fills out.

It’s a real competition, so everyone can’t win. But there are many other benefits for companies and their founders and leaders, from raising awareness among customers and investors to igniting pride among employees and board members.

Finalists Jaspar Weir and Bryce Maddock of TaskUs being interviewed at the awards gala in Los Angeles on June 16, 2015.

Finalists Jaspar Weir and Bryce Maddock of TaskUs being interviewed at the awards gala in Los Angeles on June 16, 2015.

Ways to take advantage of the program benefits 

Entering the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program is a great public relations strategy for any company, whether you win the prize or not. Here’s how to take advantage once you’re nominated:

  • Publish a press release announcing success at each stage of the competition — semi-finalist, finalist, regional winner, national finalist and national winner. Distribute each release through a major wire service such as PRNewswire or Business Wire to increase your company’s visibility online.
  • Post updates on your company’s website, share across all social media channels, and encourage employees to add details each step of the way to their LinkedIn profiles and email signature lines to truly celebrate the whole team. You’ll boost employee morale and highlight company culture for all to see.
  • Attend all award-related events to network and build relationships with other semi-finalists, judges, past winners, sponsors and influential media for business development/partnership opportunities.
  • Distribute photos and award status updates through your company’s e-newsletter to customers, prospects and key business partners to showcase the validation from other business leaders.

Have you nominated yourself or another worthy entrepreneur yet? Visit www.ey.com/us/eoy for more details on eligibility and deadlines. Give us a call to brainstorm additional ways to promote your company.

January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Commentary|Tags: , , |

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award finalists talk business with Christine Devine

TaskUs_logoChristine Devine talks with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 elites, including Social Gaming Network founder, Chris DeWolfe, Spokeo CEO, Harrison Tang and TaskUs co-founders, Jaspar Weir and Bryce Maddock.

“If you have a dream, you can make it happen,” says Maddock.

The 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year regional winners are headed to Palm Springs, California in November to compete for the national title in their category. One of the 256 regional winners will be named the 2015 national winner.

Read the full article:

Entrepreneur Of The Year (FOX 11)

September 8th, 2015|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards: KNX interview with Revolve owners (audio)

This is the sixth in a series of interviews with Frank Mottek of the KNX Business Hour highlighting the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Los Angeles. The recipients were revealed at a black tie awards gala on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel attended by close to 700 of the region’s elite business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Mike Karanikolas and Michael Mente, Co-Owners & Co-CEOs of REVOLVE talk with Frank Mottek about their entrepreneur journey and their target market in this clip.

June 25th, 2015|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards: KNX interview with David Allerby (audio)

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with Frank Mottek of the KNX Business Hour highlighting the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Los Angeles. The recipients were revealed at a black tie awards gala on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel attended by close to 700 of the region’s elite business leaders and entrepreneurs.

David Allerby, Co-Founder & CEO of 24Hr HomeCare, talks with Frank Mottek about team work and disrupting the market with superb customer service.

June 24th, 2015|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , |