The Search Has Begun For The Next Top 'Trep

                 The Search Has Begun For The Next Top 'Trep

Nominations Now Open for Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of 2014 Contest
presented by The UPS Store

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., April 8, 2014

IRVINE, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneurs make huge
sacrifices for their companies' success every day, but it's that time of year
for small-business owners to sing their own praises and earn major bragging
rights for a chance to be named Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of 2014.
The contest is presented by The UPS Store and honors the fearless business
leaders who are re-shaping their industries and giving back to their
communities with their passionate entrepreneurial endeavors.

Past winners of the annual contest include Patrick O'Neill of olloclip (2013),
Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries (2012), Jason Lucash of OrigAudio (2012),
Daniel Lubetzky, founder of KIND Healthy Snacks (2010), and Rick Alden of
Skullcandy (2009).

Winning entrepreneurs will be chosen in three categories: 

  oEntrepreneur of 2014 - open to established business owners with no more
    than 130 employees and gross sales revenue of at least $3 million in 2013
  oEmerging Entrepreneur – open to established business owners with no more
    than 12 employees, and between $50,000 and $300,000 in gross sales revenue
    in 2013
  oCollege Entrepreneur – for undergraduate or graduate students with
    promising business plans, between the ages of 18 and 25 during the time of

Among other prizes, winners will be profiled in the January 2015 issue of
Entrepreneur magazine and will receive $500 in business services from The UPS
Store. In addition, the College Entrepreneur of 2014 will win $5,000 in
business startup capital.

"Every profitable day is a win for entrepreneurs, but the ones who stand out
in this contest go beyond that," says Amy Cosper, vice president and
editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. "It's an exciting time to see what
our readers have been accomplishing through their companies. Every year they
deliver quality ideas, inspirational back stories and really 'wow' us with
their innovations."

"Having the opportunity to align with today's leading small-business owners
drives us to support them with the same amount of passion they exhibit for
their own companies," says Michelle Van Slyke, vice president of marketing and
small business solutions at The UPS Store. "We are proud to champion the
efforts of the small-business community through this annual recognition."

For more information, detailed rules and to submit an entry for Entrepreneur
of 2014 or Emerging Entrepreneur of 2014, please visit
College students can enter their business plans for a chance to win at Entries are being accepted until June 17, 2014.

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