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20 ON THE RISE - Celebrating creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners alongside HoneyBook, Peerspace, Gusto, and the Rising Tide Society

HoneyBook and Rising Tide are thrilled to announce the launch of 20 ON THE RISE in partnership with Gusto and Peerspace. We’re celebrating individuals making waves through their hard work, determination and creativity in their respective industries. We’re launching this brand new initiative this summer, and are thrilled to be affirming our mission to empower the creative economy to rise together, doing what they love.

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20 On The Rise is a curated list of the individuals who are making waves and raising the tide, rocking their respective industries through hard work, determination and creativity. This isn’t a popularity contest nor is it a ‘most liked’ list. 20 ON THE RISE is all about the up and coming voices who deserved to be recognized. This is a celebration of 20 rising stars in 5 categories that you nominate and we choose.


Who we are as a community doesn’t fit into a box and as multi-passionate creators, we wouldn’t have it any other way. This list is for creative entrepreneurs, small business owners, side-hustle CEOs, freelancers, consultants and all the rest. To make it easier, we’ve crafted 5 broad categories that cover most of the creative industries that make up our community. We’ll be selecting 20 individuals in each category to celebrate through this list.


20 ON THE RISE - Celebrating creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners including designers, makers, communications experts, event professionals, and image makers.

The five categories for this year’s list include: designers, makers, image makers, event professionals and business development experts. See a full list of industries included on the event landing page.



It has been our dream for over a year to identify and celebrate individuals in our community who are raising the tide. We wanted to curate a list that wasn’t based on popularity, votes, or the size of someone’s social media following—a list that represented the extraordinary diversity of the creative economy.

We wanted to highlight fresh faces and dynamic voices on a global scale. This initiative is the manifestation of our values and a vision that we are thrilled to share with the world.

We are always seeking avenues to act on our core values:
– People come first
– We go the extra mile
– We love what we do
– We are fearless
– We are family


This initiative is a way for us to empower and elevate the voices of our community, truly putting you first and living out our mission as a brand.

We must champion community over competition in order to truly raise the tide for all. This means celebrating and supporting the accomplishments of others because success is not a zero sum game. It means elevating fresh voices, rooting for the up and comers, and working every single day to leave this industry a little better than how we found it. 

– Natalie Franke, CoFounder of Rising Tide + Head of Community at HoneyBook


We will be working quickly over the summer to accept your nominations, review all nominees, and make our final selections for the 2018 20 ON THE RISE list. This process will be extensive and we appreciate your patience as we review each nomination submitted.

Nomination Period: June 26th through July 11th [NOMINATE]
Selection Process: July 12th through August 27th
List Launch: August 28th


There are several ways to get involved. First: help us identify and celebrate the creators, the risk-takers, and the rising stars who are pushing the limits by nominating up to 3 individuals now through July 11, 2018.

You can also download and share one of our social graphics to spread the word about this initiative! Be sure to use the hashtag #20ONTHERISE and tag @honeybook @gustohq @peerspace @risingtidesociety when sharing online so that we can cheer you on as well.

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