The story of your small business
is one worth telling

You’ve grown stronger and wiser over the last year. And the valuable new lessons you’ve learned have
helped you become more focused than ever before. Now you have a chance to win $50,000 to help you
continue growing your business. Enter the 9th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest today.

Here are a few simple tips to help you get started

The 2021 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is now open. Entries close March 9, 2021.
Before you enter, have your FedEx account number handy. Or create an account if you don’t have one.
Then follow these five simple steps to prep your entry.

If your business is up and running but needs more capital, you can rely on familiar options.  However, funding an existing business still requires careful preparation and planning.  Anyone who gives you funds wants to feel confident that their investment will pay off.  Prepare a business case and financial statements to convince lenders, crowdfunders, or investors to fund your small business.  This webinar also discusses SBA’s Lender Match tool that is helpful in finding potential lenders to provide capital for existing businesses, and start-ups too!

Webinar Wednesday events are broadcast live each Wednesday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm, June-December 2019 and bring key advice to persons who already own a business and to those who are contemplating the start of a new business. The presenter is Linda Williams, Economic Development Specialist with SBA’s Dallas/Fort Worth District Office and each event features material found on SBA’s website www.sba.gov.  Webinars are succinctly delivered within a one-hour timeframe.  You do not have to leave your home, office or workspace to attend – simply connect via phone and/or computer for these webinar events.   

Registration is recommended in order to receive reminders with connection information prior to this event.  For those who register, reminders are sent 24 hours prior to the webinar and again 2 hours before the start of the event.  For all participants, the Connection Instructions are included just below the Webinar Registration link, and are for this webinar only on the day of the event.

REGISTER HERE

On average, women in the U.S. are paid 20% less than men.

20% Counts!

If you break it down by race and ethnicity, the gap is even worse.

Black women are paid 39% less and Latinas are paid 47% less than white men.

39%47%

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