I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall day! Don't forget that you can have free brewed coffee and tea and we just switched to fall flavors - just ask for a mug at the front counter. We also set out an air pot of coffee after we close for you to enjoy. Enter your pin + the pound sign to enter the cafe after hours.
As a member of The Coworking Center, you are an individual member of the Chamber automatically
. That means you can attend all Chamber events at member rates! Let me know if you want to be added to their email list and be notified of events. We also have a discount if you want to sign up your business for the Chamber.Grant Opportunities for Small Businesses
I received notice recently of a couple different grant opportunities that some of you might be interested in. These are attainable grants! We were lucky enough to win one back in May for The Meeting Place.
Grant # 1
We want our members to know about an incredible small business funding opportunity. Our friends at Excelerate America are hosting a new $20,000 Grant Competition in partnership with ODP Business Solutions. They’re looking for small business owners on a mission to positively impact their local community and/or fellow businesses.
The application period is open now through Friday, September 30.
20 small business entrepreneurs will be selected as Semi-Finalists and eight will continue on to compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes.
We know that the money and connections this competition provides could be serious game changers for our members and hope you take advantage and apply.
Get the full Grant Competition details and dates here: https://www.excelerateamerica.com/services/grant-competition
Grant # 2
Alibaba.com Manifesting Grants Program: Apply for a $10K Grant
In partnership with Hello Alice, the Alibaba.com Manifesting Grants program will award 50 small business owners $10,000 in cash grants, up to $5,000 in logistics support, and strategic business guidance.
Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible, your business must have a new or existing innovative physical product that is currently on the market or expected to be viable within six months. For a full list of eligibility criteria, please see the terms and conditions.
|Apply now|Grant # 3
What would a $15,000 boost mean for your small business? That’s what we want to learn from anyone applying to the Stacy's Rise Project, now accepting applications from women-founded businesses in the food and beverage industry until October 21, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET.
Apply for a $15,000 grant today!
To be eligible, applicants must:
Be a for-profit U.S-based business selling a consumer packaged good (CPG)
Be at least 50% woman-founded (based on original founding, not current investment ownership)
Have annualized sales of between $25,000 and $1M.
Other eligibility criteria include:
For a full list of eligibility criteria, see the terms and conditions.