Buffalo CEO Ben Sayers of VoIP Supply Recognized as Innovative Entrepreneur in RuleBreaker Awards

June 11, 2014 by Nathan Miloszewski

Unconventional award dismisses standard business metrics to honor entrepreneurs who became successful doing things their own way.

VoIP Supply is proud to announce that our founder and CEO, Ben Sayers, has been named a RuleBreaker Award winner in the Retailers Over $5M in Sales category.

The RuleBreaker Awards honor business owners and entrepreneurs who break the rules and forge their own path instead focusing on traditional measurements such as revenue and growth.
“Our goal is to salute those who never shirk from obstacles, don’t fear the unknown and persist despite the odds,” said Mike Michalowicz, award co-host and author of The Pumpkin Plan.

VoIP Supply Founded by Serial Entrepreneur

Sayers is a serial entrepreneur who early on in his intrepid career, decided that college wasn’t for him. Instead, he started a company.

That company eventually became the eCommerce business we now know today as VoIP Supply.

Back in 2002, selling Voice over IP (VoIP) hardware was a niche market with few outlets for customers to buy from. Sayers recognized a a growing demand from consumers needing help with installing business VoIP phone systems.

Putting People Ahead of Profits

VoIP Supply is also a Certified B Corporation (B Corp) that puts people ahead of profits, gives back to the community, and is held to a higher standard of accountability. Sayers ignores conventional wisdom and has decided to take the path less traveled by proving that a business can be both profitable and sustainable. “Our goal is to do well so that we can do good for others,” said Sayers.

“All of our RuleBreakers have one thing in common: They’re passionate about making a difference in business,” said co-host Barry Moltz, author of How to Get Unstuck.

About RuleBreaker Awards

The RuleBreaker Awards program was sponsored by Nextiva, Skype and Constant Contact. Winners were honored at an awards ceremony at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City on June 10, 2014.

Award categories included Service Providers, Technology Providers, Retailers, and Manufacturers.

Winners were selected by a panel of judges including:

  • Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE
  • JJ Ramberg, co-founder of Good Search and host of MSNBC’s Your Business
  • Anita Campbell, founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and BizSugar
  • Ramon Ray, Marketing and Technology Evangelist of Smallbiztechnology.com and Infusionsoft

“We’re proud to honor entrepreneurs who have succeeded by doing it their way,” said Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media and a co-host of the RuleBreaker Awards.

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