• Applications Now Open for 2020 BBB Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship

    The Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming is now accepting applications for the 2020 BBB Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship. The Spark Awards honor businesses who start their journey on a solid foundation of trust and ethics.

    To be eligible for the BBB Spark Awards, a business must be:
    • Headquartered in BBB's Northern Colorado and Wyoming service territory;
    • Be in operation at least 6 months but not longer than 3 years as of January 2020; and
    • Be in good standing with BBB.
    Eligible businesses can apply by submitting short, written answers to nine questions and uploading a short video testimonial about why the business embodies the Spark Award criteria. Those criteria are:
    • Character - Leaders must be teachable and open to growing with ideas. Leaders habitually seek the truth, are open to criticism, and know that their own personal development is never complete.
    • Culture - Purposeful entrepreneurs start businesses for more than just the opportunity to be their own boss or fill a gap in the market. Instead, they create organizations committed to serving the needs of all their stakeholders and make intentional decisions about who they align with to bring their mission to fruition.
    • Community - The most successful entrepreneurs understand they are part of a community and commit to supporting those that supported them. They give back to worthy causes and treat other entrepreneurs and competitors as peers rather than opponents.
    Applications for the 2020 BBB Spark Awards are due January 31, 2020. All completed applications will be reviewed by an independent judging panel of local business leaders who will select the Spark Award winners. The Spark Awards will be awarded at the 2020 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the Embassy Hotel and Suites in Loveland, CO.
    To apply for the 2020 Spark Awards or to learn more about the program, visit the Spark Awards website. For additional questions, contact Greg Pierson at gpierson@wynco.bbb.org or 970-488-2049.

    ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2018, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Profiles on nearly 5.4 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming, which was founded in 1983 and serves 38 counties in Colorado and Wyoming.   


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