If you’re anything like most small business owners, an extra $10K would go a long way towards helping you meet your business goals. That’s why the Nav quarterly Small Business Grant Program is so exciting. It’s not a loan–it’s cold, hard cash the gets awarded to help deserving business owners take their company to the next level.
What is Nav?
Nav is a tool every business owner should have in their back pocket. They provide free business credit reports and monitoring, along with other financial tools to help owners save time and money.
In addition to business (and personal) credit monitoring, Nav also provides access to financing for small business owners around the globe. They’ve got some great resources on their site, and, best of all, did I mention it’s free? They do have paid plans available if you’re looking to really amp up your game, but I’ve found that the free plan is more than sufficient for most of my clients to get started.
$10K Grant for Small Businesses
Each quarter, Nav opens up entries for their $10k small business grant program. One grand prize winner receives a $10,000 check made out to the business and a second winner receives the runner-up prize – a $5,000 check made out to their business. Not bad, huh?
The entry requirements are fairly simple and should take you no time at all to complete. You do need to be a Nav customer to apply (free accounts qualify!), so make sure to sign up before starting your application.
Tips from the Judges
These tips are directly from the Nav website:
- Let your (and your business’s) personality shine in your post!
- Give us details! Your post should give us a really good look at who you are, what you do and why your business needs the money. Get specific about how you’ll use the money and the difference that will make. If you can, tell us facts, figures and numbers of the impact it will make in your business.
- Use photos or make a video! Words are great, but we love visuals too. Show us your business through video and photos. And, remember, it doesn’t have to be professionally done.
- Take a look at Nav’s past winners before you craft your application. Read through the blog posts and watch the videos of our previous winners to give you an idea of what we’re looking for in a business owner.
Ready to Apply?
Head over to Nav’s website for the full details, including the application deadline and the timeline for winner selection.
TBA Tip: If you missed the current entry deadline, stay tuned for the next quarter’s announcement. We’ll be sure to share it with our subscribers so you don’t miss your chance to win a life-changing prize for your business.