FedEx creates contest for small business grants

For the first time, FedEx is running a nationwide small business grant competition that will award $50,000 to six winners.  The first place winner will receive a grand prize of $25,000 to invest in their business. Small businesses (less than 100 employees) may enter online at http://fedex.com/grant contest. Share your story and a company photo with FedEx, explaining why your business deserves the grant and how it would be invested. Once submitted,... [Read More...]

Vote for the Ann Arbor Art Fairs as Top 10

Cast your vote today for the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair in American Style Magazine’s Top 10 Fairs and Festivals Contest. All ballots must be received by November 19, 2010. The Top 10 Fairs and Festivals ballot results will be published in the Spring 2011 issue of AmericanStyle magazine.  Read More →

Vote for Michelle Crumm, for Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Michelle Crumm, co-founder and chief business officer, of Ann Arbor-based Adaptive Materials, is a finalist for Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.  The award recognizes entrepreneurial leadership and excellence; Crumm is one of four finalists for the national award. To qualify as a finalist, Crumm had to submit written essays on entrepreneurial challenges as well as her approach and outlook on start-up success.  Crumm also... [Read More...]

NEF meeting on Term Sheets

Term Sheets is a subject rarely discussed in any detail in a public forum, even though they are referred to often.  Do you know what is in a Term Sheet?  We’re going to tackle the subject in a rare series of programs at the New Enterprise Forum meetings in September and October.  Even two sessions won’t be enough to give you much detail, but you will probably walk out of each meeting knowing a lot more about them than you do today.  The... [Read More...]