Established Entrepreneur Eligibility

Businesswoman of the Year Awards

ESTABLISHED ENTREPRENEUR

For the purpose of this category, “Established Entrepreneur” is defined as a person who organizes and operates an established business or group of businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so. All BYA Established Entrepreneur nominees must satisfy the following criteria:

    • Must be a founder of her business and must be a significant equity stakeholder in her business;
    • Must be actively involved in running the business
    • Must have taken personal financial risks
    • The core business of the nominee has been in operation for MORE THAN 5 YEARS

NOTE: If it is a family business, then the founders or initial owners are considered to be the Entrepreneurs unless the nominee has demonstrated assumption of significant risk and success in significantly “reinventing” the family business.