FedEx has launched its 2018 Small Business Grant Contest that will award ten small businesses grants up to $25,000 and up to $7,500 in FedEx Office print and business services.



Prizes for the top ten winners 

GRAND PRIZE | One winner of $25,000 + $7,500 in FedEx Office print and business services

SILVER PRIZE | One winner of $15,000  + $5,000 in FedEx Office print and business services

BRONZE PRIZE |  Eight winners of $7,500 + $1,000 in FedEx Office print and business services

Key Dates

2.20 – 3.28 | Entry Period
2.28.- 4.2 | Voting Period
4.12 | Top 100 winners announced
4.24 | 
Top 10 winners announced

Who can enter?

The contest is open for any for-profit small business in good standing that has been in continuous operation selling a product or service for no less than six months at the start of the contest and has 99 or fewer employees.

(To enter, go to fedex.com/grantcontest.)

What are the judges looking for?

  • Clear, compelling and engaging essay answers/video
  • Social presence to develop your brand voice, including use of visuals, cohesiveness, humor, engagement, uniqueness
  • Website ease of navigation, ease of product ordering (if applicable)
  • Uniqueness or innovative
  • Sustainability or environmentally friendly component
  • Positive impact on community or community involvement
  • How well the entrant’s brand aligns with the FedEx brand
  • Review of social media sites including all posts and/or images
  • Whether the small-business owner is prepared to be a small-business ambassador or mentor to other small businesses

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