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Saturday, May 19, 2018

One Savvy Entrepreneur Will Win $50,000 Grant in the Hatch Detroit Contest

In its eighth year, Comerica Hatch Detroit will be giving away $50,000 to another one deserving small business entrepreneur looking to open up a retail space in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Bank Awarded $1.2 Million to a Nonprofit That Supports Small Businesses

Woodforest National Bank, a Woodlands-based financial institution, awarded a combination of investment and grant worth a total of $1.2 million to LiftFund, Inc., a San Antonio-based nonprofit organization.

Friday, March 9, 2018

FedEx Launches Small Business Grant Contest in its 6th Year

FedEx Corporation, the global courier delivery services, has launched its Small Business Grant Contest for the sixth consecutive year. A total of $120,500 of grants will be given to ten U.S.-based small businesses.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Applications Once Again Available

The Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program
Some districts of Miami-Dade County have been accepting applications for the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Applications for this year. Small businesses located in those areas have the opportunity to be given financial and technical assistance.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Entrepreneur Pays it Forward by Launching Her Own National Business Grant for Startups

Tisha Marie Pelletier, an entrepreneur and business mentor in Arizona, created a Startup Business Grant to help another startup business achieve his/her dream. One recipient will receive a total of $10,000 cash and in-kind worth of grant.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

20 Small Businesses to be Awarded Grants Up To $100K

20 Small Businesses to be Awarded Grants Up To $100K
Grants for African Entrepreneurs: The African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) is currently seeking proposals for start-up and established businesses operating (or to be operated) through partnerships between U.S. based members of the African diaspora and local Sub-Saharan African entrepreneurs.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Support Small Business - Nominate a Business for a National Small Business Week Award

Support Small Business - Nominate a Business for a National Small Business Week Award
Every year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes small businesses around the country during National Small Business Week. Now is the time to think about nominating your favorite small businesses for a chance to be named National Small Business Person of the Year.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

$100K to Be Awarded in The GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition

$100K to Be Awarded in The GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition
Applications are being taken from small business owners across Michigan who want to pitch their company in the 6th annual GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition. A total of $100,000 in cash prizes will be awarded.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

This Foundation Awards Grants 3 Times a Year -- Find Out How to Qualify

This Foundation Awards Grants 3 Times a Year -- Find Out How to Qualify
If you are a non-profit organization whose programs impact the lives of people in the Great Lakes region, you may be eligible for a grant from The Joyce Foundation. The foundation is particularly interested in companies with a focus on Culture, Democracy, Education; Economic Mobility, Environment, and Gun Violence Prevention; Justice Reform.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

This Startup Competition Opens in Spring - Cash Grants Up to $50K Will Be Awarded

This Startup Competition Opens in Spring - Cash Grants Up to $50K Will Be Awarded
Mark your calendar; applications will open Spring 2018 for the 1st50K Startup Competition. Cash grants up to $50,000 will be awarded to entrepreneurs to establish or locate their businesses in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Alabama Small Business Receives $120K Grant

Alabama Small Business Receives $120K Grant
This small business in Alabama just received a $120,000 grant and plans to use it to replace a vintage sign outside the theater. The grant was awarded to The Alabama Theater from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation as part of the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

35 Business Pitch Contests to Check Out!

35 Business Pitch Contests to Check Out
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a non-profit organization that provides funding, training and support to small businesses across Massachusetts. Pitch contests are offered four times a year in  Lawrence, Lowell, New Bedford, Fall River and Lynn, providing startups an opportunity to present their business idea and get funding and valuable feedback from industry-expert judges.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

NYC is Giving Away $50K for Business Ideas That Cut Food Waste

NYC is Giving Away $50K For Business Ideas That Prevent Food Waste
Non-profit Foundation for New York’s Strongest just announced a microgrant program to fund $50K to local businesses who create initiatives that will reduce food waste. Applicants can be individual New York small businesses, or groups of businesses in a neighborhood working together on a proposal. Applications are due on January 8, 2018.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Small Business Grant Winners All Have These 3 Things in Common

Small Business Grant Winners All Have These 3 Things in Common
When applying for a small business grant, there is a great deal of competition. The larger the grant, the more the competition. To increase your odds of getting a grant, there are 3 important things that must be part of your application.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Start Or Grow Your Business With These 7 Grant Sources

Start Or Grow Your Business With These 7 Grant Sources
Grants from government sources are hard to find, including state or federal governments. However, many organizations, foundations and corporations can be great sources for business grants. In addition, many of these grants are in the form of competitions held every year for small businesses.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

KeyBank Foundation Awards $24 million in 4-Year Grants to Small Businesses

Key Bank Foundation Awards $24 Million Grants
KeyBank Foundation, the nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1969 and funded by KeyCorp, has just awarded its largest single philanthropic commitment to date -- a $24 million, four-year grant to help small businesses grow. The grant will benefit at least 1,000 startups and microenterprises across upstate New York.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Chicago Area "Big Idea" Grant Contest Also Pays Big -- $50,000

Big Idea Grant Contest Also Pays Big
For the last 3 years, The Big Idea small business grant contest has paid $50,000 in seed money to entrepreneurs in Oak Park, River Forest and the surrounding area. Could you be the next Big Idea winner?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Canon MAXIFY Printer Grant Challenge Winner Uses Money to Treat Infant Acid Reflux

Canon MAXIFY Printer Grant Challenge Winner
Bittylab Founder/CEO, Priska Diaz, center
Bittylab, designers and producers of True Air-free baby bottles that help eliminate severe gas/reflux symptoms in babies, recently won the Canon MAXIFY Printers Small Business Grant Challenge. Company founder Priska Diaz received $10,000 plus a Cannon MAXIFY Printer.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Buffalo's Annual 43North Business Contest Includes Grand Prize of $1 Million

Buffalo's Annual 43North Business Contest
Buffalo's annual 43North Business Competition awards $5 MILLION in capital – one of the biggest cash awards for startup competitions. The grand prize is $1 million. But that is only the beginning.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Edg3 Fund Competition for Entrepreneurs in Western Washington

Every year, Kitsap Bank in Western Washington holds a grant fund competition for local entrepreneurs. The winner receives $20,000. The mission of Edg3 Fund is to recognize entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their community in three ways: economically, socially and environmentally.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Don't Miss Out On These Top 7 Small Business Grant Contests

Grants represent free money that doesn't have to be repaid, so they are well sought after by small business owners. Many small business grant contests are held every year for qualifying small business. Grants can range from $5,000 all the way up to $100,000. Don't miss out on these top 7 small business grant contests.

Monday, September 18, 2017

MAGNET Awards $150K in Grants to NW Ohio Entrepreneurs

The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) has awarded $150,000 in grants in the last two years to entrepreneurs in NW Ohio. The organization holds an annual pitch competition for NW Ohio entrepreneurs. This year, six recipients received grants, resources and connections to help take their products and ideas to the next level.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Veterans -- Apply Now at StreetShares Foundation For a Grant to Fund Your Small Business

StreetShares Foundation holds a grant competition every year for businesses owned by veterans, reservists, or active-duty members of the armed forces or their spouses. Grants are awarded up to $5,000.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Grant Program Lets Detroit Entrepreneurs Put Their Best Face Forward

Detroit has a new grant program for existing business owners that lets them put their best face forward. The Motor City Re-Store program is a matching grant program aimed to improve business exteriors. Grants will also be available for design and architectural services for exterior improvement projects.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Greenville Small Business Plan Competition Awards $30K Grants

Every year, the Greenville Redevelopment Commission holds a Business Plan Competition. This summer's competition resulted in grants totaling $30,000 to local entrepreneurs.