FedEx Launches Its First-Ever Canadian Small Business Grant Contest
$100,000 in Cash and Prizes Available to 10 Canadian Small Businesses
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 3, 2018 – FedEx Express Canada, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today announced the launch of its first FedEx Small Business Grant Contest in Canada, which will recognize passionate and innovative small businesses from across the country. The contest will begin accepting entries next Monday, April 9 and offers a total prize pool of $80,000 in cash grants and $20,000 in brand marketing agency support and consulting services to 10 Canadian based small businesses. Specifically, the awards will include:
- Grand prize: One (1) winner of a $25,000 CAD grant, plus one (1) meeting with FedEx Express Canada president Lisa Lisson, one (1) brand marketing workshop with FleishmanHillard HighRoad ($10,000 CAD estimated value), and one (1) meeting with a Canadian business consultant ($5,000 CAD estimated value).
- Silver prize: One (1) winner of a $15,000 CAD grant, plus one (1) meeting with an internationally renowned Canadian business consultant ($5,000 CAD estimated value).
- Bronze prize: Eight (8) winners who will each receive a $5,000 CAD grant.
“We’ve seen great response from the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest communities in other countries around the world, and are very excited to bring the contest to Canada,” said Lisa Lisson, president, FedEx Canada. “Small businesses are the backbone to our Canadian economy and we are thrilled to offer them financial and consulting support opportunities to help them grow their business.”
The contest is designed to provide small businesses with support and financial resources to help them grow and be competitive on both a local and international level. Originally launched in the U.S., the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest expanded to reach customers in other countries, with programs in Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, China, Italy, Singapore and the UK.
How to Enter
The Canadian 2018 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is open to Canadian-based for-profit small businesses that have 99 employees or less and have been operating for six months or more. To enter, participants must visit fedex.ca/grant and enter their contact information, write a short profile about their business and upload photos of their business or product.
The contest entry period is open from April 9 to May 6, 2018 with voting taking place from April 16 to May 13. Votes may help businesses get noticed and are only one of the many factors considered when selecting finalists and winners. Following a judging period, the top 75 finalists will be announced on May 29, 2018, and the top 10 finalists will be announced on June 19, 2018.
Details on how to enter the contest, full eligibility requirements as well as the rules and FAQs can be found at fedex.ca/grant.
No purchase necessary. Must be age of majority. Mathematical skill testing question required. Maximum one (1) entry per business entity.
Finding Solutions for Your Business – FedEx Small Business Center
The FedEx portfolio of services allows small businesses to gain access to the global marketplace and to shipping and logistics solutions. For more information on how FedEx helps small businesses, please visit the FedEx Small Business Centre at www.fedex.ca/smallbusiness.
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air and ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $64 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 425,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com.
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