Small Business Grants Texas

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Small Business Grants in the Texas area has received a big boost.  FEDEX and  ME MY STORY have combined together to form the  AUSTIN SMALL BUSINESS GRANT GIVEAWAY CONTEST.   No purchase is necessary to be eligible for this small business grant for Austin Texas. This grant is grant is not designed to promote business for FedEx or Me My Story. Therefore, this is probably one of the best small business grants  – Texas.

Description of the contest: The contest is designed to promote and encourage small businesses in the Austin Texas Area.  If you have a business in Austin (please see below for Zip code eligibility), you may be eligible to apply for this grant.  The grant itself includes 3 prizes.

  1. Grand Prize – $15,000 in the form of a check.
  2. First runner up – $10,000 in the form of a check.
  3. Second runner up – $5,000 in the form of a check.

To win this small business grants Texas (TX), each contestant must submit an essay.  The essay will be judged based on the following criteria:

1. Passion: what drove you to start this business and what continues to drive you to succeed in this business.  What passion do you have aside from just making money?  For many entrepreneurs it is just not about the financial rewards.  Oprah had a segment in her very popular day time show regarding what makes a business successful?  Should an entrepreneur follow money or should they follow their passion.  Overwhelmingly, it was recognized that the better route is to follow your passion.

2.  Triumph – a description of a major obstacle you were able to surmount and be successful.  As an entrepreneur there are many stories of how people over came tremendous odds to achieve success. This reminds us of a recent article in Yahoo News, about a Janitor – Tony Lee in Ohio: who took a stand when his factory was about to go bankrupt and decided to buy the business.  With no experience in the financial aspects of running a company, he was able to pull this off. Read more on Yahoo News.

Small Business Success Story

Such stories of extreme difficulties make compelling stories about your ability to face adversity and still succeed in your business.

3.  Commitment:  Starting a new business and succeeding could be a roller coaster ride.  Your actions during the low points in your business determine your commitment to the business.  There are times when you need to make the choice of maybe taking the easier path.  There could be times when you want to hang your hat and just go get a job.  Your commitment to the business

Submission Period:  The submission period is between March 1, 2012 at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) and  May 1, 2102 at 11:59:59PM ET

Eligibility: This contest is open to FedEX + Me participants.  The must be legal residents of the United States and must own a small business.  The zip codes eligible for this grant competition are:

Austin, Texas (TX) Zip codes eligible for this small business grant are:

73301, 73344, 78701, 78702, 78703, 78704, 78705,

78708, 78709, 78710, 78711, 78712, 78713, 78714, 78715, 78716, 78717, 78718, 78719, 78720, 78721, 78722, 78723, 78724, 78725, 78726, 78727, 78728, 78729, 78730, 78731, 78732, 78733, 78734, 78735, 78736, 78737, 78738, 78739, 78741, 78742, 78744, 78745, 78746, 78747, 78748, 78749,78750, 78751, 78752, 78753,78754, 78755, 78756, 78757, 78758, 78759, 78760, 78761, 78762, 78763, 78764, 78765, 78766, 78767, 78768, 78769, 78771, 78772, 78773, 78774, 78778, 78779, 78780, 78781, 78782, 78783, 78785, 78786, 78787, 78788, 78789,

Small business grants Texas  in the Austin Area is a pilot project to encourage small business owners. Forty years ago, FedEx was also a small business.  This project  is a commitment of FedEx to promote small businesses.  We hope that with the success of this grant in the Austin, TX area, FedEx will be encouraged to start similar small business grant projects in other parts of the country.  Watch the video below to get insight into some of the small business owners who are passionate about this program.

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