The 2017 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest - See the Top 100 Finalists!

Meet our first grand prize grant winner

Opportunity knocked, and small businesses from around the country have answered! Since 2013, we've awarded $250,000 in small-business grants to entrepreneurs with a deep passion for their businesses. On our fifth anniversary of the grant contest, we spoke with our very first grand prize winner, Nicole Snow, founder and CEO of Darn Good Yarn. Nicole shares her experience with the contest and how she’s grown her business since winning. Who will be this year’s grand prize winner? See the top 100 finalists competing for $25,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services.

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Meet our first grand prize grant winner

See the 2016 grant winners

2016 Winners

Winners become part of a community of entrepreneurs who gain and share insights from peers, and enjoy great exposure for their business. Discover how grand prize winner Ginjan Bros and our other 2016 winners got their start and are using their grants to take their small businesses to the next level.

Meet our 2016 grant winners

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Mary Lynn Schroeder, In Blue Handmade

“Do it your own way; find your own path. I never had a conventional business plan — I had an idea, a goal and I carved my own way.” — Grant winner Mary Lynn Schroeder, In Blue Handmade

Read about the experiences of fellow small-business owners — we’ve collected stories, tips, and plenty of other helpful resources from entrepreneurs like you who love following their dreams.

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How to help your small business survive

In Blue Handmade - FedEx Grant Winner

What you do — or don’t do — in your first five years as a small-business owner can make or break your chances for long-term success. Our Bonnie Voldeng, Director of Marketing, FedEx Services, shares great tips from the winners of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. Their advice for building a strong foundation now will help your small business thrive in the years to come.

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How to Capture Your Story on Video

Ready to share your business story? Whether it’s for the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest or social media you can capture your best self with these tips for making simple, high quality videos on a smartphone.

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