Better Business Bureau officials are looking for nominations for its new award program that recoginizes young entrepreneurs.
The program, called the BBB Spark Award, will highlight young entrepreneurs age 35 and younger and new business owners who are operating less than three years.
To qualify, entrepreneurs must demonstrate ethical character — a transparent and open culture among their team and show that they have given back to the community, according to a press release.
The press release said consumers and businesses can nominate an entrepreneur who is actively working to maintain an ethical marketplace while connecting with their community.
“BBB Pacific Southwest is thrilled to add this award to the impressive line up of support it currently provides entrepreneurs, including business loans, incubator and accelerator programs, and ignite sparked by BBB coworking locations,” the press release said.
Nominations for the awards are open to businesses operating in the Pacific Southwest region. Four winners will be announced— two in Arizona and two in California. Winners will receive a $1,500 cash prize and free coworking at ignite sparked by BBB in Phoenix or San Diego.
Applications and nominations are accepted May 3 through May 31. For more information, please visit https://bbbpacsw.typeform.com/to/hy3Inzwc