Top of the world. Lonely at the top. Top dog. Straight to the top. Let's face it, our society is obsessed with being number one. Lately, we've been giving this number-one thing a lot of thought, too. This thought turned into a quest, and the quest became a contest: Office Depot and Entrepreneur's HomeOffice magazine's first-ever search for the Small Business Owner of the Year.
Maybe you can help us. If you've been in business for at least a year, are a founder and majority owner of your company, and employ fewer than 100 people, enter the contest (see details on page 94). In exchange, we'll give you the opportunity to win a grand prize of $5,000 in merchandise from Office Depot, plus a few extra bonus prizes. Who knows? Our quest for the Small Business Owner of the Year could lead directly to your welcome mat, and that's something you'd be hard pressed to top.