Shine the spotlight on inspiring entrepreneurs - nominations open today
TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - With entrepreneurs accounting for 50% of
employment in most G20 countries, celebrating and advocating for these
innovative businesses is more important than ever before, Ernst & Young
said today while launching the 20th anniversary year of its Entrepreneur Of The Year program in Canada.
The firm is calling on Canadians to nominate local entrepreneurs from
across the country who demonstrate outstanding vision, leadership,
financial success and social responsibility.
"Entrepreneurs operate across a wide spectrum. They lead companies of
all sizes in developed and emerging markets. But their goals are the
same," says Colleen McMorrow, National Director of Entrepreneur Of The
Year. "They strive to push the boundaries of what's been done and what
is possible. And when they have that 'light bulb moment,' there's no
These business leaders embrace innovation in ways never before thought
possible, exploring and monetizing a pipeline of new ideas and business
platforms — a drive we can all learn from.
"Companies at every stage and size can learn from entrepreneurs'
determined drive for innovation," says McMorrow. "It's not always about
reinventing the wheel or uncovering the next big thing. It's about
embedding innovation into every aspect of your organization."
McMorrow says the amazing practices we've learned from leading
entrepreneurs through two decades are an important part of why programs
like this matter. Among the leading practices for sparking innovation
Tailoring your strategy to your company
Factoring in the human component
Welcoming outside resources
Rewarding innovation at each staff level
"It's the entrepreneurs' mandate to reinvent the way we do business —
and it's ours to help them along the way," says McMorrow. "We're proud
to celebrate 20 years of supporting countless Canadian visionaries and
we encourage other organizations to do the same. Together we can create
a truly thriving entrepreneurial environment."
For more information, FAQs and key dates — and to submit nominations
online — visit ey.com/ca/EOY.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year program
Entrepreneurs turn us on. To new ideas, new ways of thinking and new
possibilities. We've shone the spotlight on entrepreneurs for 20 years
— and we've only just begun. The call for nominations for Ernst &
Young's awards program begins today. Self-nominations are encouraged as
well, and there is no fee to nominate. An Entrepreneur Of The Year
nominee must be an owner, CEO or CEO-equivalent of a private or public
company with primary responsibility for its recent performance and an
active member of top management. The company must be at least three
This year's national program sponsors are the National Post, La Presse and RDI. For more information, FAQs and key dates — and to submit nominations
online — visit ey.com/ca/EOY.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services practice
Ernst & Young LLP's Entrepreneurial Services practice guides Canadian
entrepreneurs by delivering integrated services tailored to their goals
and needs at every stage of the business lifecycle. We are the world
leader in advising, guiding and recognizing the entrepreneurs who
propel the economy — and community — forward.
For more information, please visit ey.com/ca/Entrepreneurs.
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About Ernst & Young
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advisory services. Worldwide, our 167,000 people are united by our
shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a
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Image with caption: "Ernst & Young's Colleen McMorrow, National Entrepreneur Of The Year program director with 2012 Entrepreneur Of The Year Dr. Alan Ulsifer of FYidoctors, and Ernst & Young Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Trent Henry. (CNW Group/Ernst & Young)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130301_C9525_PHOTO_EN_24177.jpg
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