Brother Small Business Grant ProgramJuly 30, 2012
The Brother Small Business Grant Program is run by Brother International Corporation and advertised by startupnation.com. The program was launched on January 10, 2012. Brother International is a premier provider of products for home and offices and its US branch is based in Bridgewater, New Jersey. It’s parent commpany, Brother Industries, Ltd is in Nagoya, Japan. startupnation.com is a website for entrepreneurs. It claims to be a one stop shop for many types of small business resources, including advice, articles, blogs, podcasts, forum, and member-to-member networking.
Five people or start-ups won the grant, winning 5000 dollars each, for a total of 25000 dollars given. Obviously free money is helpful to anyone, especially a small business. The money could be used for either starting a small business or starting a project within an established small business.
An online poll was conducted to determine the size of the Grant. It revealed that most small business owners(61 percent) started out with less than 5000 dollars. Applications were filed from all over the country to be selected as one of the winners. It wasn’t clear who chose the winners or how.
This year’s winners were
-AARF Pet Central http://aarfpetcentral.com/
-Arcade Brewery http://www.arcadebrewery.com/
-Curvy Riders LLC
-Misty Mountain Farms and Education
-Sugared Beauty LLC http://www.sugaredbeauty.com/Welcome.html