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IdeaCafe Grants

At Idea Cafe, It's Free, Quick & Easy to Apply for an Idea Cafe Small Business Grant. There's no entry fee or purchase you have to pay for in order to apply. You don't even have to prepare a complete business plan. We just ask that you sign up as an Idea Cafe Regular.

Our Current Grant

15th Small Business Cash Grant

The $1,000 Grant is in honor of all forward-thinking businesses.

No matter whether your business idea is ground-breaking or a simple, but yet creative solution to an everyday problem, we would like to hear about it.

Grant Dollars: The ultimate grant winner - the business with the most innovative business idea will receive a $1,000.00 check, heaps of free publicity and national recognition. Also each of the top three finalists will receive $500 in advertising credits.

For What Kind of Person or Business: Anyone who currently owns a business or is planning to start one.

Timing: Final voting is now closed.

The final voting is now closed.

The winner will be announced on March 31st, 2014. So stay tuned!

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Avanquest & Idea Cafe have teamed up to lend a helping hand to your business ventures by giving away free copies of WebEasy 2013 software to the first 1,000 visitors who sign up on Idea Cafe.

All new users will have the opportunity to build their own impactful website with this easy to use do-it-yourself website builder. What's more - no programming or HTML knowledge is required; all can be achieved with simple drag and drop.

Learn more how to claim your free copy.

Our Past Grants

Idea Cafe's 14th Small Business Grant - sponsored by WebiMax

Idea Cafe's $1,000 Small Business Grant has been awarded Rachael Loving-Painter, the owner of Sparkly Jewels Boutique, a company that helps you design a wardrobe around your personality, tastes and lifestyle.

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Idea Cafe's 13th Small Business Grant - sponsored by WebiMax

Idea Cafe's $1,000 Small Business Grant has been awarded Jason Schadewalt, the owner of Addi Cakes, a company that specializes in Gourmet Cheesecakes, Cupcakes, Custom Cakes and other tasty treats offered in a wide range of flavor combinations for a variety of occasions and tastes.

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Idea Cafe's Twelfth Small Business Grant - sponsored by WebiMax

Idea Cafe's $1,000 Small Business Grant has been awarded to Amanda Bloom, the owner of The Mercurial, a web magazine and an art gallery devoted to the cultural (and economic) revitalization of the Greater Danbury area.

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Idea Cafe's Eleventh Small Business Grant - sponsored by LiquidWeb Inc.

Idea Cafe's $1,000 Small Business Grant has been awarded to Laura Ray, the owner of Horsepower Inc., a business that specializes in the manufacturing of aftermarket throttle bodies and related products engineered.

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Idea Cafe's Tenth Small Business Grant - sponsored by LiquidWeb Inc.

Idea Cafe's $1,000 Small Business Grant has been awarded to Correda Rizer, the owner of Custom Flipz, a business that provides affordable housing with a "custom" fit that accomates people of all financial backgrounds.

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Idea Cafe's Ninth Small Business Grant - sponsored by LiquidWeb Inc.

Idea Cafe's $1,000 Small Business Grant has been awarded to Gerhard Guevarra, the owner of All-American Fencing Academy, a business that teaches and trains new and competitive fencers.

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Idea Cafe's Eighth Small Business Grant - sponsored by Hostway

Idea Cafe's $1,000 Small Business Grant has been awarded to Megan Dean, founder of Moth Attack, a business that builds and designs custom steel bicycles and components.

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Idea Cafe's Entrepreneurial Spirit 2009 Grant

Idea Cafe's $1,000 Small Business Entrepreneurial Spirit 2009 Grant has been awarded to Susan Jenkins, founder of Go Green Go, a T-shirt business that promotes eco-friendly activities.

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Idea Cafe's Innovation and Originality Grant

Idea Cafe's $1,000 grant Small Business Innovation and Originality Grant was awarded to online recommendation service WOMBeat!.

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The Small Business Grant in Honor of Kent Capener

Idea Cafe's $1,000 grant Small Business Grant in Honor of Kent Capener was awarded to Leah Larson, founder of YALDAH -- a quarterly magazine 'for Jewish girls, by Jewish girls.

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The Al Marks Inventive Mind Grant

Idea Cafe's $1,000.00 Al Marks Inventive Mind Grant was awarded to Laura Koehne, founder/owner of THRIVE Against the Grain, Takoma Park, MD. She'll use the grant to develop audio "Postcards from the Road Less Traveled".

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The Ray Ward Creative Spirit Grant

Idea Cafe's $1,000 Ray Ward Creative Spirit Grant grant has been awarded to a deserving entrepreneur, Janie York, of Janie Lynn Textiles, Ithaca, Nebraska, US. Click below to meet the winner and view videos of her receiving Idea Cafe's grant.

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Pilot Grant for Registered Idea Cafe Regulars

PBS-TV, The London Times and more have featured our grant winner, Percy Marchand, of Marchand Ink, New Orleans, LA. Click to see the PR he's attracted and read his insightful reports on how he's used Idea Cafe's grant to create greater biz success.

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Idea Cafe's Very First Grant

Read how it all started with Idea Cafe's Mary Marks Mom Grant in 2001 and see how our winners creatively leveraged their Idea Cafe grants to make big things happen in their small companies.

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