February 23, 2015; 09:24 AM
Idea Café (http://ideacafe.com), an established online community for entrepreneurs, announced the beginning of a new Grant competition aimed at helping businesses realize their full potential. Idea Cafe's 16th Grant salutes the most outstanding business ideas that are proving themselves in highly competitive and dynamic business arena each and every day.
The IdeaCafe.com will give entrepreneurs the chance to win a cash grant and gain media exposure for their businesses. It will award $1,000.00 in cash and $1,500.00 in advertising credits to the most inspirational small business owners, who are willing to turn their business dreams into reality. The grant contest is now open. Deadline for entering is May 4th, 2015.
The grant is now open for registrations. Entrepreneurs are invited to submit their application and showcase their business. What will give them an edge is their creative approach and willingness to achieve more.
The entrepreneurs who are ready to put some extra time to create a video pitch instead of standard application will get in return some extra exposure for their business. Their videos will be featured on Idea Cafe's small-business Facebook page and our YouTube channel. Besides, selected videos will be featured on the Idea Cafe home page and blog, where we will encourage our readers to offer feedback and suggestions.
Entry deadline is May 4th, 2015. Applications are open to everyone who currently owns a business or is planning to start one. Visit Idea Café Grant Center at http://www.businessownersideacafe.com/small_business_grants/16th-grant-applications.php to get all the details and apply for the grant competition.
After the registration period ends on May 4th, 2015, all entries will be reviewed and the approved applications will be posted for public voting in the semi-finalists voting round. The top 10 companies with the highest numbers of votes will advance to the final round where the ultimate grant winner and the recipients of the additional prizes will be decided by the public.
The Idea Café grant is featured on SBA.Gov - the official website for the U.S. Small Business Administration, dedicated to providing support to small businesses across the nation. The Idea Café’s grant program for small business owners is aimed at highlighting and promoting the best of American small business. Previous winners have been featured in the press and on TV, and have gone on to earn further state and national recognition.
About Idea Café
Idea Café provides an extensive range of free services, well-written articles and other information aimed at helping small businesses get started and succeed. That includes everything from how to start a business and obtain financing, to tips for accounting, marketing, finding and keeping customers, marketing on the Internet, and more. IdeaCafe.com has been online since 1995 and is known for its popular CyberSchmooze forums, where small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and experts share questions, information and provide objective feedback. They have a well-established base of contributing business experts, plus a large base of loyal readers, who rely on them for new ideas and practical help running their businesses. To find out more about Idea Cafe, visit www.ideacafe.com.