About these Awards

There is no shortage of award programs honoring entrepreneurs. But most measure the same-old, same-old. Revenues. Growth. That’s not a bad thing…but entrepreneurs deserve more.

We think entrepreneurs should be celebrated for the 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.

The RuleBreaker Awards will honor and celebrate those entrepreneurs who have succeeded by doing it their way. Some have created whole new industries; others have revolutionized industries that have existed for hundreds of years.

We’re here to salute those who never shirk from obstacles, don’t fear the unknown and persist – despite the odds.

Important Dates:

May 15 to June 30, 2017– Nominations for Rule Breakers Awards Accepted

July 1 to July 31, 2017 – Public and Celebrity Judge Voting

Sept 6, 2017 – Winners Announced

October 24, 2017 – Rule Breakers Gala Event at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ

Your Hosts

CEO, GrowBiz Media
Rule She broke:

1st female editorial director/general business magazine

Getting Small Businesses Unstuck
Rule he broke:

Never learned from his failures

Author of Profit First
Rule he broke:

Sneaked books into Barnes & Nobles to get a large contract

©2017 Rule Breaker Awards.