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Power Your Business with 

HIGH FIVE grant for moms™

APPLY May 11 - June 1, 2018

HIGH FIVE Grant for Moms™ is a semi-annual $5,000 business grant empowering mom entrepreneurs to make massive impact. Hosted by The Mama Ladder®, this grant provides economic empowerment for promising mom entrepreneurs to build their business. There are two requirements to apply:

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1. Share your "HIGH FIVE" with the world.

Write your business WHY on your hand. (See examples here.) Take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook, with a note about applying for this grant. NOTE: Must include the hashtag #highfivegrant.

2. Complete the official application

In the application, share where your business has been, where you are now, and where you're headed. Pay the $5 application fee. Then HIGH FIVE, you did it!

Application Tips: Plan for at least 30 minutes to thoughtfully complete this application. Remember, real humans will read your entry. Tell us your story powerfully. Be honest. Be bold. Be specific. 

Own more than one business? Super, mama! You may apply more than once, but each business needs its own application.

GO the extra mile:

Love this grant? Support #highfivegrant by following us and our sponsors on Instagram:

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Who can apply for this grant?

We're looking to help promising mom entrepreneurs make massive IMPACT. Our ideal grant recipient:

  • IS A MOM! This grant is exclusively for moms with child(ren) of all ages. This includes first-time expecting moms, stepmoms, and foster moms. 
  • Owns a for-profit business that offers a valuable product or service.
  • Knows the WHY behind her business, and is ready to share it with the world.
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DID  YOU  KNOW ?

More than 9.1 million firms in the U.S. alone are owned by women. (National Association of Women Business Owners)

Yet in 2016, only 2.19% of VC funds went to women-owned businesses. (Fortune)

so we're doing our part. High five!

We see motherhood as your greatest advantage as an entrepreneur, and running a business as powerful training for leading at home. 

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WE BELIEVE MOM ENTREPRENEURS CAN DO ANYTHING WITH THE RIGHT TRAINING, POWERFUL MENTORS, SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY, AND A HIGH FIVE.

 

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Want to know if you're a finalist? Or curious about who will win this grant to make impact in their business?

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Dates for summer 2018 grant

See the following dates for our first semi-annual HIGH FIVE Grant for Moms™. We look forward to your application!

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May 11 - June 1, 2018

Applications open here, just in time for U.S. Mother's Day! Mom entrepreneurs from around the world are welcome to apply through 11:59 p.m. MT on June 1.

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June 2 - 10, 2018

A judging panel of successful entrepreneurs (soon to be announced) who support mom-founded businesses will narrow down entries from around to world to just eight (8) promising finalists.

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June 11, 2018

Eight (8) finalists will be announced, featuring their business story. (Great way to promote your brand!) From June 11-June 20, 2018 the public will vote on their favorite mom-founded business.

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June 21, 2018

The winner of the HIGH FIVE Grant for Moms™ competition announced here! On the one-year anniversary of The Mama Ladder®, we're celebrating by giving $5,000 to a promising mom entrepreneur. Will she be YOU?

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The Winner will Receive

This grant is about much more than money. For us, it's about fulfilling our mission. It's about helping a promising mom entrepreneur make more IMPACT. The winner of this grant will:

  • Receive a $5,000 USD grant from The Mama Ladder® 
  • Take power steps in your business with a 90-minute PowerStep™ Session with Crystalee, cofounder of The Mama Ladder®
  • Have ongoing free promotion of your business on highfivegrant.com as featured "High Five Grant Alumni"
  • Be a featured guest on the "About Progress" podcast with Monica Packer (hear our founder's interview here on embracing fear)
  • Get some serious virtual HIGH FIVES and kudos!
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HIGH FIVE to Our Judging Panel

Selected for their experience as business owners and passion for empowering women, the HIGH FIVE Judging Panel will narrow down applications from around the world to eight (8) finalists. We express appreciation for volunteering their time for this worthy cause.

Lori Caden Belly Bandit sponsor of High Five grant for moms

Lori Caden

Lori is the COO & Co-founder of Belly Bandit®. Lori along with her two sisters, Jodi and Kari founded the company in 2008 with the introduction of the Belly Bandit® Belly Wrap, a postpartum compression wrap that would revolutionize the body after baby marketplace. Doctor-recommended and mom-endorsed, the wrap modernized the ancient practice of belly binding and quickly turned Belly Bandit® into a new mom must-have.  Belly Bandit® products are sold in more than 1000 retailers nationwide and over 80 countries worldwide. To learn more about Lori and the “Sisterpreneurs of Shapewear” head to bellybandit.com

 

 

Alan E. Hall Entrepreneur

Alan E. Hall

Serial entrepreneur, family man, education advocate, community volunteer, and philanthropist, Alan E. Hall has a personal mission to create jobs and lift local economies. As a business leader and investor, he has brought thousands of jobs to countries worldwide over the past three decades. Alan served as founder and managing director of Mercato Partners, a top-performing growth equity venture capital fund.

Alan is also the founder, chairman and former CEO of MarketStar Corporation, a global outsourced marketing and sales company.  With his wife, Jeanne, he gives back through the Alan & Jeanne Hall Foundation with the motto of “no poor among us.”

Katie Richardson sponsor high five grant for moms

Katie Richardson

Katie is a wife, mother of four, business owner, author, speaker and coach. She cofounded www.Puj.com with her husband from their garage and built it into a globally recognized eight-figure brand. She has been featured on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine, and  her products have been seen on EllenRaechel Ray ShowThe Today Show and several other national media outlets. Now she's passionate about helping others do the same thing. She coaches an exclusive group of committed men and women who want to want to take their business and life to the next level. See more about this leader of leaders at katierichardson.com.

Powered by mom Founders

Sponsors of the HIGH FIVE Grant for Moms™ are moms who created their own powerful entrepreneurial story. One mom with one BIG idea can truly make a world of difference. Why not YOU too? 


Belly Bandit sponsors high five grant

Belly Bandit 

Belly Bandit was founded by three entrepreneur sisters that were determined to find a solution to post-pregnancy body blues. In 2008, their research, perseverance and sisterly support resulted in the creation of Belly Bandit®, a postpartum compression wrap that would revolutionize the body after baby marketplace. The year 2018 marks Belly Bandit’s® 10th Anniversary. In honor of this milestone, Belly Bandit’s® boutique collection will add ten new SKUs to its lineup, including a completely redesigned Belly Bandit® Belly Wrap, their first maternity athleisure line, C-section Briefs and many more patented products. As a women-owned and operated company Belly Bandit® is dedicated to supporting other female entrepreneurs, via mentorship and their ‘Moms Who Made It’ blog series. For more information about Belly Bandit, its products and blog series, visit www.bellybandit.com.

 

KATIE RICHARDSON

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Katie is a wife, mother of four, business owner, author, speaker and coach. She cofounded www.Puj.com with her husband from their garage and built it into a globally recognized eight-figure brand. She has been featured on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine, and  her products have been seen on Ellen, Raechel Ray Show, The Today Show and several other national media outlets. Now she's passionate about helping others do the same thing. She coaches an exclusive group of committed men and women who want to want to take their business and life to the next level. See more about this leader of leaders at katierichardson.com.

 
Lady T Sponsor of High Five Grant for Moms

LADY T

Author, leadership expert, motivational speaker and mompreneur expert empowers women to become their grandest self! “Anybody can be a mom entrepreneur, but a mom entrepreneur extraordinaire is a woman of balance and focus,” states Lady T. As a corporate trainer and motivational speaker, her client list includes United Way, Fred Pryor Seminars, Bell South, Indianapolis Power and Light, Delta Airlines and Kent State University. Her biggest claim to fame is homeschooling her five children for 22 years. To learn more about Lady T’s services and publications, visit www.thebusinesscoachformoms.com.

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story behind the high five

Dear Mama in business,

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Congrats! You're here because you want to take bold entrepreneur action with big heart. HIGH FIVE for being serious about your business. 

Quick personal story: While expecting my second baby, I was laid off from my corporate ladder job. When my boy was born, no job offered the flexibility I needed with two kids under age two. As my babies grew, our family finances shrank. I'd earned a master's degree, and now buying a pack of gum at the grocery store was beyond my budget? Although unsure of my next steps, I took action and “created my own ladder” by launching a marketing company in 2016.

My first client made a deposit of $5,000. That capital gave me the confidence I needed to grow my business. I worked with powerful mentors. I immersed myself in business training. I worked (and played) hard. The next year, I turned that initial $5,000 payment into a team of eight writers, 29 clients including world-leading tech brands, and $100,000+ revenue in my business. The best part? Working on my own terms part-time gives me joyful freedom to keep my kids as my priority.

We want to see YOU have the same kind of MOMentum. At The Mama Ladder®, we empower you to create your own ladder and climb after business dreams that fit your family. We invite you to apply for this $5,000 grant. Let's see what you can do!

High fives from here,

Crystalee Beck, MPC 

Mama of two · Cofounder, The Mama Ladder® · Owner, Professional Communication Consulting, LLC