You could win the $25,000 grand prize grant!

It's almost time to enter the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. When registration opens on May 3, share your small-business story and enter the contest. What inspired you to start your own business? How will winning a grant help you realize your goals for your small business? Opportunity is knocking, so start thinking about the story you want to tell.

Mark your calendar. Enter May 3, 2016 ►

1

Entry Period

May 3 - May 30

Submit your business story, photos and optional video.

2

Voting Period

May 17 - June 13

Campaign for your business.

3

Top 100 Announced

June 20

See who made it to the finalist phase.

4

Winners Announced

July 11

Join us in celebrating the grant winners.

Your community. More opportunity.

The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest offers you more than just a chance at winning a grant — it’s a great way to connect with other small-business owners who understand the hard work and passion you put into your business. Before the contest opens, connect to this community on the FedEx® Small Business Center for valuable ideas on prepping your entry and bettering your business.

Before the contest begins, prep your entry by completing the following:

  • Write a short profile about your business — details could include the story of how you got started and what makes you stand out in your community or industry.
  • Gather four photos of your business or product (including one logo).
  • Create a one-minute video of your "elevator pitch" about your business story (suggested, but optional).

Your story will appear on your public contest profile along with your photos and optional video.

Here are a few ways to help you complete the entry process smoothly:

  • Review the sample entry forms before you start. Note the word counts and photo sizes.
  • Write your profile in another document and edit it before you type into the entry form.
  • Once you submit your entry form you will not be able to edit it.

It's worth entering

Past winners share how to create a strong entry and why entering the contest gives you more than a shot at prize money.

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