HerRISE MICRO-GRANT FOR WOMEN OF COLOR
NOVEMBER 2021 GRANT RECIPIENT
Open Market is the epicenter of community, culture, and business. Open Market is a LIVE virtual marketplace that exclusively features BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and POC (People of Color) businesses. Our driving mission is to close the financial and technological divide within the BIPOC business ecosystem, curate spaces that create visibility for BIPOC businesses and culture, and cultivate spaces that promote wellness and compassion.
OCTOBER 2021 GRANT RECIPIENT
Darlene and Family
The Best Goodie Bag is a family owned and operated business. Our Main purpose is to bring joy and excitement to you and yours! We are four women bonded by blood who came together by destiny. We specialize in making custom cakes, cupcakes, personalized chocolate lollipops, homemade cookies, cake pops and so much more all from scratch using fresh local ingredients. Our mission: Provide a one-stop shop for our customers, providing high quality custom cakes and other custom desserts & treats all from one convenient location easing stress so our customers can focus on the fun.
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Winning my first small business grant completely changed the dynamic of my business! I was able to invest in my website development, marketing materials, and some business equipment. I was able to triple my clientele in the last three years.
I’m thankful for the Grant because it has allowed me to afford to maintain my developer platform as my team and I expand the app’s capabilities. Thank you and I am forever grateful!
Sheri-Ann Best, LCSW-R
The Women on the Rise Grant helped Broadhollow Psychotherapy launch our Yoga for Emotional Health program. This awesome gift allowed us to expand our services and help women heal in new and innovative ways.
The Women On The Rise grant was my first small business grant, which was impactful in helping me acquire software that was necessary to grow my service business. The competition allowed me to gain a high-impact awareness of my service idea, and taught me how to hone my message.
Clinnesha D. Sibley
Women on the Rise saw us, a small non-profit in Mississippi fighting to overcome the resource gap, and they invested. Because of the Women on the Rise Grant, we were able to produce a marketing video for our website and social platforms. As a result more people are aware of the work we’re doing in Southwest Mississippi.
Marsha is a great business mentor and can take your business to the next level. I received a grant when I took part in her business pitch competition the best decision of my life. My business has been going in the upward direction ever since that fateful day.
A small business like the Parenting Cove often plants seeds of hope and faith believing that the seeds will take root and than bloom. But this process is often long, lonely for the owner, and challenging amid small budgets. Women on the Rise providing grants allow small businesses like the Parenting Cove to remain mission focused and worry a little least about funding.
Thank you for seeing my vision in spreading Financial Literacy through my @finance_4fun program! Greatness is in store for Finance 4 Fun.
Winning the grant helped me improve my shipping and packaging process as well as marketing efforts. As a result I’ve seen an increase revenue.