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Small Business Grant Contest

Small Business Grant Contest

Entry period opens February 10. 
Start preparing now.

Entry period opens February 10. 
Start preparing now.

How would winning $50K help your business do more of the things it does best?

By entering the 2022 FedEx® Small Business Grant Contest, you have a chance to do even more and set your sights on even bigger goals. Because in celebration of the Contest’s 10th anniversary, we’re awarding more grand prizes and support for you to discover what’s next for your business.

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Three Grand Prize winners will receive
$50,000, FedEx Office® print services credit
worth $4,000, plus the following:

Three Grand Prize winners will receive $50,000, FedEx Office® print services credit worth $4,000, plus the following:

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Seven First Place winners will receive
$20,000, FedEx Office print services
credit worth $1,500, plus the following:

Seven First Place winners will receive $20,000, FedEx Office print services credit worth $1,500, plus the following:

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Highlight what sets your business apart

There’s no other business quite like yours. You’ve poured your heart and soul into it and created something unique. Something innovative. Something that you continue to evolve and push forward. That story is one that only you can tell. And here’s how you’ll need to do it:

1. Create a FedEx account.
To enter the contest, you’ll need a FedEx account. If you don’t have one, you can create a new account now.

2. Start thinking about a short company profile. 
Get ready to tell us about your business and what makes you unique or stand out from the competition. Why did you start this business? What does your company do? What do you do differently or better than your competitors? Are there any social causes that are important to your business? How would you use the winnings to enhance your business?

3. Have a copy of your logo available to upload along with some photos. 
You’ll need a digital version of your current logo and several photos that best represent your business. Be sure your photos are formatted horizontally.

4. Develop an idea for a video. 
You’ll have the option to create a two-minute elevator pitch video about your business. Be authentic and show us the things that make your business unique.

5. Review this example entry. This gives you a good overview of what a contest entry entails.

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How to create a winning pitch

Get tips from 2018 Grant Winner Kat Samardzija of
Locker Lifestyle.

Get tips from 2018 Grant Winner Kat Samardzija of Locker Lifestyle.

Congratulations to the winners of the
2021 Small Business Grant Contest

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Meet last year’s winners and get to know a little
more about them. Then get inspired to tell your
own unique story as you prepare for a chance to
win $50,000 in the 10th annual Small Business
Grant Contest. The entry period opens Feb. 10,
so get ready.

Meet last year’s winners and get to know a little more about them. Then get inspired to tell your own unique story as you prepare for a chance to win $50,000 in the 10th annual Small Business Grant Contest. The entry period opens Feb. 10, so get ready.

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