Important Note: There are very specific instructions for how your application needs to be provided in order to qualify, so check The Judging Process & Criteria.
Provide your contact information
Please list (each on a separate line) your name, email address, business name, street address, city, state/province, country, zip or postal code, and telephone number. Also list the first names and ages of your children.
Tell us whether
This business is a new one you will start after receiving the grant, or
This is an existing business.
Please answer all these questions
(make your answers just 1 to 3 paragraphs per question -- no longer!)
1. Please describe the primary product or service your business offers.
2. How will you use this grant?
3. What portion of the grant (if any) will you earmark for "fun," sanity or stress relief and how will you use that?
4. Describe a typical "day in your life" as a mother and as CEO of this home business.
5. As a business owner, how do (or will) you integrate (and separate) the business and the kid(s)? What's your plan for getting help with the kids when you need it?
6. Describe how much net income you personally will have to generate from this business to make it worth your while. How did you determine this? If the business can't generate this much income for you by at least year two, then what will you do?
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