I found out last week that I am a regional semi-finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. I met with two folks from Ernst & Young along with one of the sponsors at the E&Y offices in downtown Denver last Monday for a one hour formal interview. I was asked to bring some marketing materials, some financial statements, and anything else I wanted to “show off” that best represented Outskirts Press. So, of course, I brought along some of our books.
After I summarized our history, our 5-year plan, and our most recent 3-year 850.5% revenue growth that was recognized by Inc. Magazine for their Fast 500 list, one of the Ernst & Young representatives told me that even before he knew I was a semi-finalist he had learned that a close friend of his was publishing her children’s book with Outskirts Press and enjoying the process immensely. What a nice surprise; and what a small world!
Ernst & Young are not judges of the EOY Award. That responsibility falls to another group of individuals who I will have the pleasure of meeting at a Thursday night reception at the Cherry Hills Country Club on the 29th.