Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund
This program's goal is to help small businesses severely impacted by the pandemic to stabilize and thrive by providing better access to affordable capital in the form of non-repayable grants of up to $20,000. The program will also provides expert support through complementary, virtual skills-driven training and mentorship.
To be eligible, a business must be for-profit and:
Have an average gross revenue under $3 million
Been in business at least 12 months
Be committed to the success of the project or goal for which they are seeking funding
Extra considerations will be given to businesses owned by women, people of color, or veterans, and to those that operate in lower-income communities.
The program application has two components: (1) a questionnaire and (2) a short video and will be open until March 19, 2021 at 11:59pm.
Remember those old gym memberships for introductory members for $20 a year? This is like that. Alibaba is providing the first 500 US companies selected to sell on its platform a special deal...and this opportunity will likely be closed within two weeks.
Alibaba is a third party business to business marketplace that is a major player in international sourcing. They liken themselves to a virtual tradeshow. They offer a secure payment system, have designers to build your online store, and with this deal, there are no fees AT ALL on sales or invoices. The flat rates listed below cover all fees.
Basic pricing Plan:
Total payment - $2,399 for 12 month membership
$500 Ad-credit put back into your account
50 products uploaded by their design team (you can upload unlimited products beyond this on your own)
$1,399 annual renewal
Premium dedicated account manager included for first 500 suppliers