NMSDC corporate member, FedEx is giving small businesses an opportunity to take their business further with a chance to win one of ten $30,000 grants in the annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. Winners will also receive a $1,000 credit for FedEx Office print services.
The 2023 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is open to U.S.-based for-profit small businesses that have 1-99 employees, have been in operations selling a product or service for six months or more as of Jan. 31 and have a shipping and printing need. To enter, participants must visit fedex.com/grantcontest and enter their business information (including their FedEx shipping account number), write a short profile about their business, and upload up to four photos of their business or product, including their logo. While not required, participants also have the option of submitting a short “elevator pitch” video to supplement their entry.
An exciting new addition to this year’s contest is the People’s Choice Awards, a 10-day voting period in which the public gets to vote for a daily winner among all of the entrants. The People’s Choice Awards provides entrants a chance to win one of ten $1,000 digital cash gift cards. From Feb. 27 to March 8 one gift card per day will be awarded to the qualified small business with the highest number of likes on their entry that day. People’s Choice Voting will take place Feb. 27 to March 8. The top 100 finalists will be announced April 12. Following an additional judging period, winners will be announced May 11.
The deadline to enter is February 21. Read more about this year’s program in the official announcement at: newsroom.fedex.com/newsroom/global-english/fedex-to-launch-11th-annual-small-business-grant-contest.