The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

Join us in celebrating the grant winners.

Opportunity knocked, and the 2016 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest winners answered. Congratulations to the 10 winners and a special thank you to everyone who entered and promoted their small-business stories. Plus, thank you to the supporters and voters of every business.

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Last year’s winner: In Blue Handmade

In Blue Handmade

This leather crafter won the $25,000 grand prize in 2015 and is constantly working to make her business better. See how Mary Lynn Schroeder’s passion for design led her to find the perfect niche in hand-made leather goods and get inspiration for your own entry into this year’s contest.

See her story

Connect with our grant contest winners

Nicole Snow of Darn Good Yarn

“It’s not all about selling. It’s about figuring out how I can enrich my customers’ lives.” –Nicole Snow, Darn Good Yarn.

This is just one piece of advice from a fellow small-business owner — but we’ve collected stories, tips, and plenty of other helpful resources from entrepreneurs like you who love following their dreams.

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Meet our small-business community

FedEx success stories

From family legacies to small start-ups, our small-business community from across the country can provide deep insight into what it takes to make a great business.

Learn how they got their start, how they connect with customers, and how they continue to make their dreams thrive.

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