Defining the creative economy isn't easy. Who we are as a community doesn’t fit into a box and we wouldn’t have it any other way. 20 On The Rise is for creative entrepreneurs, small business owners, freelancers, consultants and everyone in between.
Fashion / Accessories
Craft / Makers
Health + Wellness
Legal / Financial Pros
Real Estate Agents
Marketing / Comm Pros
Entertainment / DJ
Lighting / AV
Bakery / Desserts
Hair / Makeup
Food / Drinks
Nominees must identify as a member of the creative or freelance economy—an individual who uses their skills or creative passion to generate income.
No! They can be full time, part-time, side-hustle CEOs, weekend warriors, and everything in between.
We are looking for individuals who believe in inclusivity, community over competition, and exemplify our Lift All Boats Policy + Core Values.
Providing support, education, and guidance to their community as they build a business that they love. They believe in inclusivity, being better together, and empowerment through education.
Anyone in the creative, freelance, and/or small business economy.
Our team will review each nomination to identify creatives on the rise who embody our core values and mission. We will review based on the following criteria:
While multiple nominations of the same individual may be taken into account, please keep in mind that this list is not dependent on the amount of times an individual has been nominated.
The heart behind this list is to celebrate those who deserve recognition. This is not based on popularity or bots bringing in votes. For that reason, there will not be a voting round. Real people, our team, will be reviewing each nomination.
Simply put—no. While our Rising Tide leaders and HoneyBook members exemplify our core values, it is not a requirement to be a local chapter leader or HoneyBook member to be nominated or chosen. We will be evaluating each nomination without bias.
You can submit up to 3 nominations for different individuals.
The nomination period is from June 26th to July 11th. You may submit up to 3 nominations for different individuals from Tuesday, June 26th through Wednesday, July 11th.
After the nomination period, the evaluation and selection process will begin. No nominations will be accepted after July 11th.
Simply put, no. We are using this opportunity to support and empower others, and we ask that you do the same.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners end up spending 80% of their time on uninspiring tasks, and only 20% on the reason they started a business in the first place—their superpower. No more. We want to encourage more of that 20%—the creativity, passion, and individual talent that leads to a life built on passion and purpose.
On The Rise
This list is not a space to see the ‘popular’ and ‘most liked’ faces that are frequently highlighted as celebrities in our industries, but rather to blaze a trail of fresh faces and new voices that deserve to be elevated. By intentionally leaving out a describer in the title, we open the door to encompass freelancers, solopreneurs, and small business owners who may self identify with one description over another.