Black Enterprise has covered—extensively—the challenges entrepreneurs of color face acquiring capital for their businesses. If you are a small business owner looking for funding, here is an exciting opportunity.
FedEx is awarding 10 grants to small businesses in its 2018 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest! And since everyone knows how busy entrepreneurs are, submitting your business is really quick and easy—just four simple steps:
- Write the story of your business: What was your inspiration to start it? What are your products and services? What would a grant help you achieve with your business?
- Gather photos of your business as well as your logo.
- Describe your business in a one-minute “elevator pitch” video.
- Promote, promote, promote! Share your business story, logo, images, and video across your social networks and with fans and customers. The amount of engagement you generate will be one factor in selecting winners.
Grand prize: One winner; $25,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office print and business services
Silver prize: One winner; $15,000, plus $5,000 in FedEx Office print and business services
Bronze prize: Eight winners; $7,500, plus $1,000 in FedEx Office print and business services.
Be sure and read the contest details at fedex.com/grantcontest. Submission deadline is March 28, 2018.