Idea Café, The Small Business Gathering Place®, is excited to present our 12th Small Business Grant aimed at helping entrepreneurs get their business booming. The grant program will award $1,000.00 in cash and a total of $1,500.00 in advertising credits to the most inspirational small business owners, who are willing to conquer new heights.

Here at Idea Cafe, we know that despite the economic setbacks, small business owners remain enthusiastic in their pursuit of doing more with less and living out their dream. We hope that this grant will help promising entrepreneurs with the process of taking their ideas to the next level.

For the twelvth time in a row, your own creative approach and your willingness to achieve more will give you an edge.


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.

Tell us what your business does, what makes your business idea viable and how it's different from the millions of other ideas out there, what is your vision for the future, and how do you plan to invest the Grant. In return, we will give you a cash grant and media exposure for your business.

Who can apply? All kind of businesses, running for more than 6 months


In order to access the application form, you must be a registered member of Idea Cafe (if not, please register here) and not previously have received a cash grant directly from Idea Cafe.

Prior Idea Cafe grant finalists and semi-finalists are welcome to apply for this new grant.

The Grant application is now closed!

The first group of finalists will be announced on April 10th, so stay tuned!


Jeffrey Tichy, owner of PUR Z INTERNATIONAL applied for the grant
Sally Thomson Thompson, owner of Transcend Medical Billing, LLC applied for the grant
Josh Goodrich, owner of Goodrich Trucking LLC applied for the grant
deborah lockhart, owner of crimson lights fitness/cafe applied for the grant
Lana Adkins, owner of L & S Hauling and Moving applied for the grant
PAUL LOGAN, owner of LOGAN MFG applied for the grant
Rhonda Wambold, owner of Perfect Purses & Accessories applied for the grant
Andrew Dunkin, owner of Dunkin Services applied for the grant
Bryan Mattack, owner of Will Cole Company LLC applied for the grant
Demetrica Donahue, owner of TheraTouch applied for the grant

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IdeaCafe Grant Prizes

  • 1st Place: $1,000 Grant Cash + $500 in Advertisement
  • 2nd Place: $500 in Advertisement
  • 3rd Place: $500 in Advertisement