Palm Beach Score will name its second Entrepreneur of the Year on May 8. The winner will receive $5,000, and two runners-up will each receive $1,000. The awards will be presented during National Small Business Week.
The competition is open until March 24, and the first 10 small business owners to apply will each receive a $25 gift card. Palm Beach Score (formerly called the Service Corps of Retired Executives) invites any small business owner who has attended a local Score workshop or received counseling from a Score-certified mentor to apply for the award. Special consideration will be given to businesses that have produced a steady revenue stream of at least $500,000 and have at least one employee other than the owner.
An independent panel of judges selected from the local business community will determine the winners based on how receiving the award will help the business achieve measurable results and grow to the next level.
Complete entry details and entry forms are on the Palm Beach Score web site at www.pbscore.org/EOTYwin5K.
The award will be presented at a celebration and learning event, including a luncheon, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8 at the West Palm Beach Marriott Hotel. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online at www.pbscore.org/ECRAattend.
In 2014, Palm Beach Score helped start 350 new businesses and more than 500 new jobs, and was described by more than 250 existing business owners as a major factor in their ability to grow their businesses. Palm Beach Score has 54 volunteer mentors.
For more information, call Score’s office at (561) 833-1672 or visit www.palmbeach.score.org.