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MINNESOTA COUPLE IS NAMED 2007 E-MYTH WORLDWIDE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Tuesday, January 02, 2007   (0 Comments)
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Award Honors Entrepreneur Who Attended a Community College
and Will Be Presented at the Fourth Annual Conference of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

Springfield, MA – January 2, 2007 – Lois and Dave Anderson, owners of Bay and Bay Transfer Company of Rosemount, MN, have been named the 2007 E-Myth Worldwide Entrepreneur of the Year. The award recognizes entrepreneurs and the community colleges they have attended. E-Myth Worldwide, a leading provider of business development systems for entrepreneurs, established the award through the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), which invited students, faculty persons, administrators and entrepreneurs to make nominations.

The Andersons will enjoy an all-expense-paid trip to the Fourth Annual NACCE Conference, Entrepreneurial Leadership: Revolutionizing Community Colleges, in Orlando, FL, from January 8-11, 2007. The Andersons will be present for the award ceremony to be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, and $2,000 will be given to their community college alma mater, Dakota County Technical College (DCTC), to support entrepreneurship.

To be eligible for the E-Myth Worldwide award, entrepreneurs must have attended a community college, been in business for three years, and achieved annual gross revenues of $500,000. Nominators were asked to explain why the entrepreneur deserves this award and how the community college they attended assisted them in becoming a successful entrepreneur.

The Andersons got into small business when the diesel repair shop for which Dave worked went out of business. Instead of going back into the world of traditional employment, Dave went home and announced to Lois that they were going into business for themselves. Today, Bay and Bay’s transportation business is booming, with 200 employees and 147 contract drivers. Sales have grown approximately 25% per year and are nearing $50 million annually.

“Lois and Dave were selected for this award because they give of their time and wisdom to help other entrepreneurs achieve success,” said Heather Van Sickle, executive director of NACCE. “In 2004, when their alma mater, DCTC, launched its Business and Entrepreneurship Institute, Lois and Dave both volunteered to be a part of the advisory board. Despite their busy schedules, they have offered their input and expertise to help shape the college’s programming and support services for entrepreneurs. Lois has also served as a graduation speaker, and Dave has helped the college reach new funding partners in the community.”

About E-Myth Worldwide
For almost 30 years, E-Myth Worldwide - the leading results-based entrepreneurial solutions provider - has been committed to the success of the small business owner. E-Myth Worldwide enables entrepreneurs to transform their businesses, and their lives, with interactive and pragmatic business development systems. For more information, visit www.e-myth.com.

About the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) connects community college administrators and faculty with knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurial thinking, entrepreneurship education, and student business incubation. NACCE holds an annual conference, hosts a dynamic list-serv, develops web resources such as shared entrepreneurship curricula and syllabi for faculty, creates guides in beginning and sustaining entrepreneurship and student business incubation programs, as well as, tips for grant proposals specific to entrepreneurial endeavors at community colleges. To learn more, visit http://www.nacce.com.



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