Collaborative marketing mini-grants deadline Jan. 11

15 years ago

    Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community (WWC) invites southern Aroostook businesses to submit applications for its upcoming round of collaborative marketing mini-grants.
    One or more grants of up to $400 will be awarded to groups of three or more small business owners to support a collaborative marketing project.
    Examples of possible mini-grant projects include but are not limited to: collaborative brochures or website, group advertising, a group open house event, development of a collaborative package or product, or a shared booth at a large trade show or fair. Successful proposals will enhance the market reach of network members and serve as a catalyst for community building among small businesses from different sectors.
    “Collaboration helps local business expand their markets and reach new customers,” said Erica Quin-Easter, Microenterprise Coordinator for Women, Work and Community in Aroostook County, “These grants give a leg up to small businesses working together to build our local economy and boost their bottom line.”
    Applicant groups may include men and women, and groups may include businesses throughout Aroostook County so long as 50 percent or more of the participating businesses are located in southern Aroostook.
    The collaborative marketing mini-grant must be matched by a 25 percent contribution from the applicant group (for example $50 match required for a $200 grant; $100 match required for a $400 grant).
    The deadline to apply for a WWC mini-grant in the southern Aroostook region is Monday, Jan. 11. Applications are available from Women, Work and Community at 764-0050 or e-mail erica.quineaster@maine.edu.
    WWC’s County-wide collaborative marketing mini-grant program is supported by the Maine Women’s Fund and the Aroostook County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.