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					June 15 Entry Deadline Fast Approaching for Entrepreneur Magazines Entrepreneur of 2010 Contest

The entry deadline for Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2010 contest presented by The UPS
Store® is fast approaching. Marking its third year, Entrepreneur and The UPS Store are in search of
small-business owners making an impact on their industries, employees and communities--and the
many innovative ways in which they're doing so.

Entrepreneur of 2010 and Emerging Entrepreneur of 2010 Categories

Businesses with no more than 100 employees and gross sales revenue of at least $3 million in 2009 will
qualify for the Entrepreneur of 2010 award. The Emerging Entrepreneur of 2010 is open to companies
that have been in business for less than four years with no more than 12 employees and posted at least
$350,000 in gross sales revenue for 2009. Entrepreneurs can submit their entries and, as an added
bonus, simultaneously promote their businesses online to thousands of web visitors at
www.entrepreneur.com/e2010.

College Entrepreneur of 2010 Category

College students with the entrepreneurial fever get a chance to pitch their business ideas for a shot at
$5,000 in startup capital. Interested students should visit www.entrepreneur.com/e2010college.
Entrants must be either an undergraduate or graduate student between the ages of 18 and 25 during
the time of submission.

"Coming off our second-annual Growth 2.0 Conference in January, there is no doubt entrepreneurs are
considering this economy an opportunity to grow their businesses. In all facets they are showing their
grit, determination and innovative brilliance," says Amy Cosper, VP/editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur
magazine. "Considering that small businesses represent more than 99.7 percent of all employers and
provide 60 percent to 80 percent of net new jobs annually, it's clear that their success transfers to our
collective resilience. And while every Entrepreneur issue is dedicated to assisting them in their efforts,
the Entrepreneur of 2010 contest gives us a singular opportunity to champion and support these
business owners."

Last year's winners included Entrepreneur of 2009 Rick Alden of Skullcandy, Emerging Entrepreneur of
2009 Kelly Giard of Clean Air Lawn Care, and College Entrepreneur of 2009 Bradley Ericson. "We're
tremendously excited to see who will enter as we head into another great year for small-business
owners," says Cosper.

An expert panel of judges, including representatives from Entrepreneur's editorial department and Mail
Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE), franchisor of The UPS Store, will choose the finalists. The panel's decision will be
based on several criteria, including business growth in terms of number of employees and annual gross
sales revenue as well as impact on an industry, the community, employees, and customers.

"As America begins to rebound from the recession, it is small-business owners that will fuel our
economic recovery, positioning themselves and their customers for great opportunities in the coming
years," says MBE President Stuart Mathis. "Each and every The UPS Store franchisee is a small-business
owner as are many of their customers. Supporting Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of 2010
contest is another way our network continues to support the entrepreneurial community."

In addition to the start-up capital for the College Entrepreneur of 2010, all three winning entrepreneurs
will receive two roundtrip tickets within the continental U.S. and a profile in the January 2011 issue of
Entrepreneur magazine. The three winners will also be honored at an awards luncheon and ceremony in
January 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia at the third-annual Growth 2.0 Conference and receive a gift certificate
for $500 in free services at The UPS Store, a three-year subscription to Entrepreneur magazine and a
selection of Entrepreneur Press books.

Entry criteria and the complete rules can be found on www.entrepreneur.com/e2010/rules, or for the
college contest, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/e2010college/rules. The deadline to enter is June
15, 2010.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

Entrepreneur Media Inc. is the premier content provider for and about entrepreneurs. Our products
engage and inspire every day with the advice, solutions and resources that fuel the bold and
independent way entrepreneurs think.

After 31 years, nobody reaches more growing businesses. As the original magazine for the small and
midsize business community, Entrepreneur continues to be the definitive guide to all the diverse
challenges of business ownership. Entrepreneur.com is the most widely used website by entrepreneurs
and emerging businesses worldwide. Entrepreneur Press publishes the books that turn entrepreneurial
skills into business success.

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 About The UPS Store

With approximately 4,800 locations in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, The UPS Store and
Mail Boxes Etc.® network comprises the world's largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal,
document and business service centers. In the United States, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc.
locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS
subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of
master licensee MBEC Communications, L.P. For additional information, please visit
www.theupsstore.com or www.mbe.com.

Source: Entrepreneur Magazine

				
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