Dublin: The entrepreneurial merit badge (ESS) was introduced in the US in 2015.
It is now in place across the globe.
It has become the gold standard for people from the creative class to make a career.
But now, there is a new set of regulations that make it difficult for talented entrepreneurs to get their name on the list.
The new rules, which are due to come into force on February 3, mean it will take five years from the date of the first nomination for a name to be placed on the register.
That is far from the only change.
The criteria for the list has also been altered.
There are now more restrictions on the size of companies, including limiting the number of people that can be on the same board.
The new rules mean there will be no place on the ‘entrepreneurial class’ for people with just three years of experience in business or science.
In other words, these are changes that will affect a lot of people.
There is also a whole raft of other changes, which will affect many more people.
For example, the new rules do not require any proof of a specific position in the business or any experience in the industry, unless you are an ‘entertainer’, which means someone who has had the opportunity to learn about and build up their business.
Entrepreneuric status will also not mean that you have the qualifications needed to work in an office.
You will have to demonstrate that you are ‘entertaining’ in your role as a company director, which could include working at a desk, at a computer or in a conference room.
Another change is that the new criteria are not linked to the company you work for.
If you are a company in the private sector, the criteria are linked to your salary, and not the company.
And finally, the ‘Entrepreneurship merit badge’ is now available to anyone from anywhere in the world.
It is only available for companies registered in the European Economic Area, which is one of the EU member states that has implemented the ‘global’ criteria.
We spoke to the chief executive of the Irish Business Chamber about the changes.
This is a developing story.