May 23, 2013 // Franchising.com // CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA - Business Financial Services, Inc. (BFS) is pleased to announce that President and CEO Marc Glazer has been named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 awards program. Glazer, who co-founded BFS in 2002, is a finalist in the competition’s financial services category in the Florida market.
A serial entrepreneur, Glazer has transformed BFS from an online small business portal to a leading specialty finance company with more than 100 employees. Under his leadership, BFS has become one of the country’s largest providers of working capital to small and medium-size businesses in all 50 states. The company has recently expanded into the United Kingdom and Canada.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Ernst & Young program,” Glazer said. “I have a real affinity for these prestigious awards because our company is all about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit. BFS has been built on a commitment to provide much-needed capital for business owners to grow their companies, create jobs and contribute to the overall economy.”
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, now in its 27th year, recognizes the country’s leading entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced at a gala event at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 13, 2013.
“These finalists were selected from nearly 80 nominations by a panel of independent judges,” said Greg Rosica, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Florida program partner. “Collectively, these finalists grew their employment by 18 percent and their revenues by nearly 36 percent between 2010 and 2012.”
Business Financial Services, Inc. is a leading specialty finance company providing short-term loans and merchant cash advances to owners of small and medium-size businesses. Founded in 2002, with headquarters in South Florida and supported by private equity and institutional partners, BFS serves businesses in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and through affiliates in Canada and the United Kingdom. BFS is proud to be an accredited BBB company with an A+ rating. Visit the BFS website at www.businessfinancialservices.com. In the U.K., see www.boostcapital.co.uk.
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Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
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