Are You a Rule Breaker?

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Are You a Rule Breaker?

There is no shortage of award programs honoring entrepreneurs, but most measure revenue or growth. While this is not a bad thing, entrepreneurs deserve to be recognized for other contributions.

They should be celebrated for things they don’t do:

• They don’t follow.
• They ignore conventional wisdom.
• They take the path less traveled.
• They do it the hard way.

They believe rules are meant to be broken. Did Steve Jobs follow the rules? Did Mark Zuckerberg? Did Elon Musk? Have you?

The Rule Breaker Awards honor and celebrate those entrepreneurs who have succeeded by doing it their way. Some have created whole new industries while others have revolutionized a field that has existed for hundreds of years.

Sponsored by Nextiva, Skype and Constant Contact, the awards salute those who never shirk from obstacles, don’t fear the unknown and persist – despite the odds. They salute the next business leaders.

Awards will be given to 15 entrepreneurs in the technology, retail, manufacturing, food/restaurant and service sectors. Nominations can be submitted digitally, and winners will be selected by popular vote and industry judges.

The Rule Breakers will be honored at a ceremony in New York in June 2014. At that event, one small business innovator will be chosen as the “Rule Breaker of the Year.”

Apply now to win the award and its prizes by March 31, 2014 at Rule Breaker Awards.

Barry Moltz is a host at the Rule Breaker Awards in New York City on June 10th. He can be found at

Barry Moltz Barry Moltz gets small business owners unstuck. With decades of entrepreneurial ventures as well as consulting with countless other entrepreneurs, he has discovered the formula to get business owners marching forward. His newest book, BAM! shows how in a social media world, customer service is the new marketing.