One hundred and three years ago, a small business opened up in Seattle, Wash., and started providing message delivery services. Through effective leadership, teamwork and support from within and outside the business, it eventually grew into the global company we all know today: UPS. While the tale of UPS is impressive, it is not common – especially outside of the United States.
So in an effort to recognize SMEs for their entrepreneurial spirit in demonstrating innovative ideas and practices that have resulted in a successful business, UPS has launched the “UPS Entrepreneurial Spirit Award” in Latin America. The three most innovative and successful SMEs across 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will have the opportunity to compete for more than US$50,000 in cash and Hewlett-Packard equipment by entering the contest which runs from August 16th through September 30th. To register, companies can complete the entry form by visiting the official contest Web site at www.ups.com/premiopyme.