How To Prevent The Pandemic From Taking A Greater Toll On Women Entrepreneurs - Forbes

Image
How To Prevent The Pandemic From Taking A Greater Toll On Women Entrepreneurs - ForbesHow To Prevent The Pandemic From Taking A Greater Toll On Women Entrepreneurs - ForbesBuilding an Asset With an Online Business – 5 Great Business Ideas to Try - Business 2 CommunityCity of Charlotte to host small business forum about support during coronavirus - Qcity metroHow To Prevent The Pandemic From Taking A Greater Toll On Women Entrepreneurs - ForbesPosted: 03 Apr 2020 04:15 AM PDT Women entrepreneurGettyBetween 2007 to 2012 — the period before and after the Great Recession — the number of women-owned businesses jumped 27% while privately held businesses grew only 3.3%, according to theSurvey of Business Ownersby the Census. Average revenues for women's businesses decreased from $154,300 in 2007 to $143,700 in 2012 and privately held businesses revenue grew from $417,400 to $440,200 during the same period. One reason for the decline in revenue among women's businesses was a surge in s…

Seattle offers grants to help small businesses. What about Philadelphia? - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Seattle offers grants to help small businesses. What about Philadelphia? - The Philadelphia Inquirer


Seattle offers grants to help small businesses. What about Philadelphia? - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted: 04 Feb 2020 03:04 AM PST

It is meant to help such businesses navigate through a "destabilizing event" such as property destruction, a loss of business due to construction, raising rents, crime, a personal emergency, or some other event that reduced business income and or risked displacement of their business. In January, the city awarded grants to eight of its local businesses.

How Would You Use $50,000? Enter the 2020 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest and Find Out - Black Enterprise

Posted: 28 Jan 2020 07:11 AM PST

You imagined it and made it a reality. Now, where would you take your business next if you won a grant? The 2020 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is here—with 12 prizes available this year. Entries will be accepted January 28 through March 2.

Entering is an opportunity to get the word out about your business. "The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest helped us further connect with our community," says Jesse IƱiguez, co-founder of 2018 Bronze Prize Winner Back of the Yards Coffee Co. "We created a video that touched on who we are as a business—it's a great marketing tool that we can use for other things as well."

And winning could give you even more exposure. "So many doors have opened for us since winning," says Anne Hed, owner of 2016 Bronze Prize Winner HED Cycling. "Interviews with local and national media, podcasts and more."

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest 2019 Bronze Prize Winner (Image: FedEx)

Enter for a chance to win one of these 12 prize packages:

  • One Grand Prize: $50,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services
  • One Silver Prize: $30,000, plus $5,000 in FedEx Office services
  • 10 Bronze Prizes: $15,000, plus $1,000 in FedEx Office services

All winners also receive priceless business-building consultation and learning opportunities.

Entering is easy:

1.     Write a short profile. How did your business get started? What unique products do you offer?

2.     Upload a logo and photos that capture the spirit of your business.

3.     Create a one-minute video about what makes your business special.

4.     Spread the word! Encourage your fans to vote for your entry—they can vote once every 24 hours between February 4 and March 8. Votes are one of many factors in the judging process.

Important: Buying votes from anyone, or giving discounts or gifts in exchange for votes, is strictly prohibited. Any entrant in violation of these rules will be disqualified.

Learn more at http://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/

Maryland Women's Business Center Grant Opportunity Closes in Two Weeks - PRNewswire

Posted: 03 Feb 2020 10:57 AM PST

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration would like to remind applicants about the Maryland Women's Business Center's grant opportunity. Applications are now being accepted through Sunday, February 16th.

"The funding opportunity for a new Women's Business Center (WBC) in Maryland is part of SBA's expansion of services. It also reflects the agency's priority to increase access for women entrepreneurs to resources in socially and economically disadvantaged communities," said SBA's Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development Allen Gutierrez. "WBC's foster stronger local economies by delivering critical training and technical assistance to women entrepreneurs whose small businesses then generate new employment opportunities."

The total award amount is up to $150,000, which will fund up to two WBCs. Each WBC will receive up to $75,000, which will cover the period from April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020. Applications are being accepted on grants.gov. There are less than two weeks remaining for this grant opportunity, which opened January 16, 2020, and closes on February 16, 2020. All applications must be submitted online by the closing date. To apply, please visit grants.gov and look for Funding Opportunity Announcement No. OWBO-2020-02.

Eligible applicants for the grant must be private, nonprofit organizations with 501(c) tax-exempt status from the U.S. Treasury/Internal Revenue Service and must provide services in the State of Maryland. This may include universities, foundations, chambers of commerce, or economic development institutions. 

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and their auxiliary entities that provide entrepreneurial development services to socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply. Likewise, other organizations meeting the WBC program eligibility criteria and serving socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs are also encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants must register and receive a certificate from SAM.gov as part of the grant application process. Questions about this WBC funding opportunity can be directed to the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) at owbo@sba.gov.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov

Contact: Cecelia.Taylor@sba.gov (202) 401-3059 
Follow us on
Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram
Release Number: 20-12

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration

Related Links

http://www.sba.gov

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Here are 5 myths about side hustles you can't afford to ignore - CNBC

5 Last-Minute Ideas for a Successful Small Business Saturday - Entrepreneur

Small business taxes could be simplified under new proposals - Simply Business knowledge