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Welcome to all creative and passionate entrepreneurs!

Idea Cafe is pleased to announce the beginning of a new Grant campaign in honor of all forward-thinking businesses. The 18th Small Business Grant will award $1,000 in cash, a total of $1,500 in advertising credits and tons of free publicity. 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.

If you plan on expanding your business or just want to live out your dreams, enter the competition - your business deserves to be the next big thing. Also, feel free to use the Idea Cafe site as your year-round resource for turning your idea into an empire.

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Meet some of our past winners

Brittany Buonocore

Owner of Flour and Salt Bakery

Flour and Salt Bakery brings innovative, interesting, and delicious baked treats to Hamilton, NY. The bakery is currently a small-production company, but will be expanding to a full-time retail space in the summer of 2016.

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First Place Winner

Lisa Briggs

Owner of Living the Dream - Alpaca Farm

Living The Dream Alpaca Farm will be an alpaca farm located in Brownington. They will be breeding and selling the Alpaca animals, selling wool, clothing and rugs from the wool, and other gifts.

Web Site:

Second place Winner

Rachael Loving-Painter

Owner of Spirit Love

I have been styling women for 5 years, and helping women dress for their body shape, and boosting their confidence. It started when I sold jewelry. Who knew that I’d need to help them pick out outfits?!

Web Site:

Third Place Winner

Check the latest applications

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Terry Severe, owner of Fasfit Communications LLC applied for the grant
Kimberly Lavon, owner of Thimble Media, LLC applied for the grant
Tailene Hall, owner of Dreamz Imagined LLC applied for the grant
Tyshonda Downing, owner of Dior Apothecary applied for the grant
Quizzina Forney, owner of QuizzyMae applied for the grant
Cherita Tenhoff, owner of MANY MOVES FOUNDATION applied for the grant