Please consider nominating a woman business owner for the Keys to Success Awards!
Nominations for Keys to Success Awards are due by
August 31, 2009
. The Keys to Success Award Program showcases Ohio’s leading women-owned businesses and rewards their personal achievements, economic power, and financial/operational strength. The program has recognized and honored women-business owners since 1996 (formerly the Governor’s Excellence in Enterprise Awards).
Awards are presented in the following categories:
¨ Manufacturing/Technology ¨ Service ¨ Wholesale/Retail ¨ Real Estate/Construction ¨ Rising Star (in business less than five years) ¨ Healthcare/Medical ¨ Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations ¨ Social Entrepreneur (someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change) ¨ Youth Entrepreneur (21 years of age or younger)
To be considered for the Keys To Success Award, businesses must meet all of the following criteria:
· Majority female owned (51% or more) · Sales greater than $250,000 in annual revenue, [except Service (minimum $200,000) and Rising Star (minimum $150,000)and social and youth entrepreneurs are not required to provide annual revenue] · Well-established, growing and profitable for the 2008 federal tax reporting period · Ohio-based · In operation for one year
Click here for more information and the nomination application 2009 keys nomination form.pdf