I've been a lurker on this forum since 2009 and am a past winner of both the StartupNation top 100 Home-Based Business and 200 Leading Moms in Business contests.
I just received notice this week that I am a semifinalist of the Moms In Business Grant and I need help to win!!!
The National Association For Moms In Business' grant program www.momsinbusinessgrant.com allows me to build my business capital by harnessing the power of crowd funding to get my next manufacturing run off the ground. This new way of fundraising process allows all people, even those with very little to give, to show their support and be a part of something big. By helping me you are helping us fight breast cancer (10% of sales of the pink Kitty Holster will be donated to this cause) and continue to provide medical care for the hundreds of rescued livestock who live on our farm.
The Moms In Business Grant is the first-ever crowdfunding business grant in the nation, and I'm one of the Top 10 National Semifinalists!
This is an exciting opportunity for me to grow my business and to have a chance at a $12,000 Grand Prize Grant Package. I'm literally one of the final 10 that were chosen out of dozens of business owners who initially applied.
I'm so close to winning, but I need your help.
As you may already know, statistics show that women business owners do not have the same advantage as male business owners in getting funding for their business. In fact, women business owners only receive 11% of venture capital funding, but woman-owned businesses tend to stay in business longer. This is exactly why the National Association For Moms In Business has developed this revolutionary business grant rather than giving the "traditional" kind of business grant. Due to the promotional requirements to be successful in this grant, it's a good way to identify those entrepreneurs who will go the extra mile to publicize and build their ventures therefore making them ideal candidates for our additional $12,000 grant support.
How does this work?
The "crowdfunding" platform is a way to raise money by attracting many small donations from a large group (friends, family, professional contacts) to meet a funding goal. "Backers" give contributions in exchange for rewards or perks offered by the grant applicant - rewards can be any product, service or experience to which the grant applicant has access. And example of crowdfunding is an NPR pledge drive - if you donate $25.00 to NPR, donors may get an NPR T-shirt or a coffee mug, or get to go "behind the scenes" at a special event, etc.
In addition, if I win, I will receive up to $1000 in additional funding. That means that every dollar you give to my project may be matched: dollar for dollar!
Here's the link to my venture:
Please either pledge support for my business by becoming a backer at any level you are comfortable with and/or by circulating the link to my venture to your networks.
I very much appreciate your help!