Grant amounts of $2,000, $1,000 or $500 in cash along with valuable prizes will be awarded to the top three qualifying businesses. Finalists will be featured online throughout the month of October and the three selected winners will be announced at ShopLocal’s South Bay Business Mavericks Grant Awards and Gala on October 29, 2014.
“We know it takes a lot to run your own business. It’s the courage, persistence and passion that drives the small business owners to get out there every day and serve our community,” said Heidi Butzine, ShopLocal.us Founder. “We’re proud to host the Small Indie Business Grant program to honor the tremendous contribution small businesses make to the national and local economy and give back by investing in our local South Bay businesses.”
The ShopLocal.us Small Indie Business Grant program is open only to small independently-
ShopLocal.us is part of a grassroots effort to inspire more people to buy from local businesses in neighborhoods across America. Our mission is to support small businesses and organizations to drive the economy, encourage innovation, support communities and create jobs. Founded by Heidi Butzine, a successful business woman and best-selling author, the organization helps promote local business advocacy, raises consumer awareness and provides tools to help small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed – strengthening the communities where we work and live.