Small Business Grants
Business grants for your small business will get you access to free financing. Sometimes the challenge is knowing where to go. At BRP Onesta we provide different grant opportunities such as the one below. We keep our grant hopper current at all times.
The prizes are awarded for the following amounts:
First prize: $50,000
Second prize: $10,000
Third prize: $7,500.
There is also a People’s Choice award of $1,000 that is voted on by the general public.
Only NBMAA members are eligible to apply for this grant. Applicants must represent a business in which at least one of the owners is Black, and the business must be in the initial stages of business development.
To enter this grant competition, start by becoming a member of the NBMAA.
How to Pitch Your Idea to the NBMAA
As the contest’s name suggests, the Scale-Up Pitch Challenge revolves around a pitching process, in which entrants explain their business to a panel of judges.
Your pitch should discuss:
Who the target market is
What value the product/service adds to customers’ lives
What sets the product apart from competitors
How it will generate revenue
How much revenue they expect in the first year
Each business gets three minutes to deliver their initial pitch, which must be accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. The pitch segment is followed by a three-minute Q&A session with the panel of judges.
As the organization states on its website, the goal of the Scale-Up Pitch Challenge is to “help members create businesses that are scalable.” So if you decide to apply, be prepared to discuss your plans for scaling with the panel.
We’ll start with a brief questionnaire to better understand the unique needs of your business.
Once we uncover your personalized matches, our team will consult you on the process moving forward.
Let Us Write Your Grant
We have team members who write grants for small businesses. Packages begin at $99.