FedEx Small Business Grant
Running a small business can be a challenge financially. It takes a lot of work and usually, a little help from an outside source to make it work. Luckily, there are tons of small business grants that small business owners can obtain. One of which is the FedEx Small Business Grant.
The FedEx Small Business Grant recognizes innovative and passionate small businesses all over the county to who want to take their business to the next level. This year the contest will give out a total of $120,500 dollars in grant money to 10 US small businesses. According to the site, the prizes are as shown.
- Grand prize: One (1) winner of $25,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services
- Silver prize: One (1) winner of $15,000, plus $5,000 in FedEx Office® print and business services
- Bronze prize: Eight (8) winners of $7,500, plus $1,000 in FedEx Office® print and business services
To Be Eligible
- Must be a for profit business
- Must have less than 99 employees
- In operation for six months or more
To enter, applicants should go to www.fedex.com/grantcontest. From there, you will fill out your contact info and write a short profile about their business. You will also need to upload four photos from the business, including the logo.
It is not required, but entrants are also allowed to submit a 09-second video to give their case! From there, there is a voting period that allows anyone to vote for their favorite small business. The winners are announced in April each year.
Each year, the FedEx Small Business Grant has helped numerous small businesses get the extra help they need to succeed. If you decide to apply for this great grant, make sure you do everything available (even if it’s optional.” This will get your page more views and votes. Also, by using social media to ask people to vote for you, you will get additional eyes on your company that may help enough to make you one of the winners!
If you are interested in applying for the FedEx Small Business Grant, or you have more questions, go to www.fedex.com/grantcontest. This site will have all the info you need to apply, as well as past winner bio’s, frequently asked questions, and anything else you may need to help get started. You may just be a few clicks away from receiving an amazing grant from FedEx!