2018 BBB Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship Accepting Applications

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Spark Awards are the BBB's newest awards recognition program to celebrate emerging entrepreneurial businesses whose leaders demonstrate a high level of character, generate a culture that is authentic about its mission, and genuinely connects with their community. Applications and judging for the Spark Awards is based on three principles: Character, culture, and community. The Better Business Bureau is now accepting applications for the 2018 BBB Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship.


The Spark Award is open to for-profit organizations located within BBB Serving Nothern Colorado and Wyoming's service area. Business must be in operation for at least 6 months but no more than 3 years at the time of application (January 2018) Firms need not be BBB accredited but must be in good standing with BBB. 

Entry  Submission

Bring your entrepreneurial organization to life and tell the story of how your business lives out character, culture, and community through online written entries. There is also a required video testimonial component, 3-minute (max). This video should come from you and your team.

Question 1: Character

Explain how you have transformed as a leader, and how that has impacted your business. Because leaders are constantly aiming to grow and improve, share ways that you are planning to progress in the future.

Question 2: Culture

How do you articulate that you value your treasured employees and team? What sort of goals do your teams have, and how do they work together to create a supportive and honest atmosphere, while being purposeful and transparent?

Question 3: Community

How have you given back and shown to your community? Whether it's working with after-school programs or donating to a charity, what ways have you contributed to your community with your time and/or reinvested within your industry?

Video Submission

We want to hear your voice and get the STORY straight from your team! Rally your team and take up this cause on how your business embodies Character, Culture & Community!

Apply Online

Applications are due January 26, 2018. Apply at

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