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Meet the 2017 winners

Meet the 2017 winners

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

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Grant contest

The 8th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest has ended. We awarded more than $250,000 to 12 businesses across the U.S. Learn more about the 2020 winners.

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We meet a lot of entrepreneurs on their business journey and have great conversations about what it's really like running a small business. The Making It Work podcast lets you be a fly on the wall while a team of savvy entrepreneurs share techniques and best practices with our small business support team.

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Flexfrost

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SEE PASSION BECOME A PRODUCT
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Brian Boggs Chairmakers

Brian Boggs Chairmakers pairs techniques from the past with environmental consciousness of the present.

DISCOVER HOW CRAFTSMANSHIP SELLS
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Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

Founded by a foodie with resilient passion, this gourmet spring rolls company is fully fueled and focused on the future.

LEARN HOW THEY BUILT A FOLLOWING
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Jamis Bikes

This bicycle company was founded 80 years ago and is keeping in motion through a growth strategy focused on the road ahead.

SEE HOW ADAPTATION BREEDS SUCCESS
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Nurdle in the Rough

This sustainable jewelry company founder is all about building a brand that speaks from the heart and resonates with people.

DISCOVER HOW HER ART HELPS
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The Konery

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EXPLORE THEIR NEXT-LEVEL TREND
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Scratch and Peck

Meet the company staying connected to their community with a personal mission ingrained into their organic feed business.

FOLLOW THEIR ORGANIC JOURNEY
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Terra Klay

Terra Klay is a labor of love that’s making an impact on the lives of the Indian craftspeople at the heart of the company.

Learn about their crafts
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Yellow Scope

An innovative, crowdfunded company founded by two women who are every bit as engaging as the science kits they create.

SEE THEIR EXPERIMENT FLOURISH

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