The Winner of the 12th Grant is...

We take pleasure in announcing that Amanda Bloom, the owner of The Mercurial, is the recipient of the 12th Small Business Grant. She instantly grabbed the hearts of our regulars and stood out amongst thousands of other small business owners.

Congratulations! We wish you luck in all your future initiatives!

Name: Amanda Bloom
Located In: Danbury, CT

Having the chance to vote, Idea Café regulars made their choice and distinguished The Mercurial as the most brilliant business idea.

She was followed by other two exceptional businesses: Anytyme Baskets, who got 24% of the votes in the second voting round and Escalada Education Co., who got 12% of the votes in the third voting round.

$500 in Advertisement
$500 in Advertisement

They will receive $ 500 in advertising credits each in order to turn their business dreams into reality.


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Theresa Crawford
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Heather Jacobsen
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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