Dawn Smith

maisol media, LLC - Copywriter
Atlanta, GA

    Are These Business Grants Flying Under Your Radar?

    September 2, 2009

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    Business Grants from the MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneurs Series (MUES)
    Knowledge and business grants await participants of the MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneurs Series (MUES), which includes the MUES ePowerlunch Webinar Series and a business plan competition. The webinar series includes six panels covering the essentials of running a business. This information comes in handy for the MUES business plan contest where business owners compete to win $200,000 in business grants. Deadline: October 1, 2009.

    Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize
    What could $1.5 million do for your non-profit organization? Every year, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize awards $1.5 million to an exemplary organization that makes measurable gains toward ending human suffering. Organizations must be in existence for five years and have an operating budget of $500,000 or more to qualify. Deadline: November 2, 2009.

    Small Business Grants from the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
    The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce is getting down to business and rebuilding the Gulf by offering small business grants to local companies. Established after Hurricane Katrina, the program awards business grants ranging from $500 to $2500. Deadline: September 11, 2009 for the Gulfport Chamber program. (The Biloxi Chamber of Commerce is entering Phase Two of its business grant program).

    CAPS Champion of the World Contest from Global Gains and Motley Fool
    Savvy investors with a penchant for risk taking finally have their own business contest with the CAPS Champion of the World Contest from Global Gains and Motley Fool, the world’s largest investment community. Quarterly winners snag one-year memberships to Global Gains. The grand prizewinner receives a 2-year membership. Deadline: May 13, 2010.

    Miss-Statements
    Their challenges are more formidable, but women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan have at least two things in common with business owners in the United States—limited access to financing and unbreakable spirits. In Emma Graham-Harrison’s Reuters article, “Afghan women entrepreneurs say just need investors,” Malalay Jawad stated, “There are many challenges for women who want to do business. I managed to have a job even in the Taliban period, so I am optimistic about the future.”


    By Dawn Smith, CEO and Copywriter at maisol media, LLC

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