This is
the year of
Your small

Get the capital, resources, and support you need to make your next big move this year. Powered by Mastercard, ​​Hello Alice, GEN Global, the NAACP, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other national leaders, the Year of Small Business is a national movement to strengthen the entrepreneurs who are the backbone of our economy.

$5,000 Small business
Growth Fund Grant

The Small Business Growth Fund provides the capital entrepreneurs need to make their next big move. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 grant, provided by Mastercard, to accelerate their growth and help make 2022 the year of their small business.

Eligible businesses must:

  • Be a for-profit business
  • Have less than $1M in 2020 gross annual revenue

  • Have a commitment to their customers and community

  • Have a clear plan for use of funds

Grants Provided by

MasterCard and Powered

by Hello Alice, Year of Small

Business Partners

The Small Business Growth Fund grants have been generously provided by Mastercard and are powered by Hello Alice, the leading digital platform helping small businesses launch and grow. Sign up for free access to funding, education, resources, and a community of 600,000+ fellow entrepreneurs.

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Small Business
Boost Camp

Boost Camp is a small business accelerator built for busy entrepreneurs ready for rapid growth. Target the right audience, map your blueprint, and experiment toward results, all packed into three powerful days.

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Year of Small
Business Toolkit

Use your digital footprint to spread the word about the Year of Small Business movement within your communities. Download the official toolkit to find the first in a series of tools, funding, and events to support you on your business journey.

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