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[U.S][Competition] Brother And StartupNation Launches Small Business Grant Program

Brother International Corporation just launched a US$25,000 small business grant program together with entrepreneurial online resource StartupNation, offering five grant packages of $5,000 each to small business owners who can convince them how the grant money can help them start their own business, or grow a current one.

Starting today through March 2012, five US$5,000 grants will be awarded to ambitious entrepreneurs who best demonstrate the vision, mission and aspiration in a business plan. “Despite economic barriers to obtain start-up capital, small business owners remain resolute and enthusiastic in their pursuit to doing more with less and living out their dream,” say John Wandishin, Vice President of Marketing, Brother International Corporation. “This grant program signifies an opportunity to help entrepreneurs rise above financial challenges and demonstrates the commitment Brother has to better understanding and addressing the concerns of America’s small business owners.”

“We feel for our fellow small business owners who are facing the challenges of starting and growing a successful business,” adds  StartupNation co-founder Rich Sloan. “That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with Brother to help these small business owners pursue their passion and seek out success.”

Interested applicants can apply here. The submission deadline is Friday, March 2, 2012.

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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