Thursday, April 28, 2016

Small Business Grant Contest - from FedEx

The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest home page

Are you seeking funds for your start-up or growing business? Do you need $25,000 or could $25,000 have a positive impact on your business funding needs? If your answer to either is "yes", FedEx's small business contest may be your answer. FedEx is hosting the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest in which you can win as much as $25,000 and connect to a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Below are the details:

Dates (When):

You can enter the contest from: May 3 – May 30, 2016

The voting period occurs from: May 17 – June 13, 2016

The top 100 finalists will be announced on: June 20, 2016

The final winners will be announced on: July 11, 2016

Prizes (What):

Grand prize of $25,000 (1 winner)

2nd prize of $15,000  (1 winner)

3rd prize of $7,500 (8 winners)

Entry (How):

  1.  Create a profile for your business on the FedEx Small Business Center site.
  2. Upload a photo (1) of your logo and three (3) photos of your business or product.
  3. Create an optional 90 second video in which you give your "elevator pitch" about your business.
 Here's the link: FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. Good luck!!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

My Favorite Napoleon Hill Poem
The Master Key to Riches, by Napoleon Hill
The following quoted poem is taken from pages 91-92 of the Napoleon Hill book, The Master Key to Riches.

"I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

"For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

"I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid."

Remember that successful men and women do not bargain with Life for poverty. They bargain for riches! When you feel discouraged as entrepreneurs, refer to this poem for additional motivation.
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