Women’s Business Center of Utah holds month-long contest for women-owned small businesses to receive additional funding

The Women’s Business Center of Utah (WBCUtah) is giving away five (5) $1,000 grants to small businesses owned and operated by women who have helped grow the Utah Women-Owned Business Directory during the month of February. The grant money, generously provided by the Nasdaq Foundation to WBCUtah, will benefit women who will invest their grant money where it will be most helpful in their businesses.

“A grant giveaway is a great way to accelerate the growth and use of the Utah Women-Owned Business Directory,” said Ann Marie Wallace, state director of the Women’s Business Center of Utah. “Not only will our communities have a more comprehensive database to search and find women-owned products and services, but it will also become easier to intentionally support female-run enterprises. Anyone can search the vast directory for their next meal out, gift, service or provider. And, bonus, five women owners will be awarded money to invest in their businesses however they would like to.”

The Utah Women-Owned Business Directory is a free searchable database of Utah businesses owned and operated by women. With a goal to grow the directory to 5,000 business listings by the beginning of May 2022, WBCUtah is working diligently to expand and promote the list as the most comprehensive in the state and a valuable resource for the community looking to shop women-owned. 

WBCUtah will randomly select four eligible entries as grant recipients each from one of four different regions of Utah – Northern, Southern, Eastern, and the Wasatch Front – and one additional entry statewide, for a total of five grants. In addition to the $1,000 grant, each recipient will have the opportunity to appear in a WBCUtah live stream and promote their business. 

Are you a woman who owns and operates a business in Utah? These 3 actions, taken by February 28, 2022, will ensure you are in the drawing:

  1. Get listed on the free Utah Women-Owned Business Directory
  2. Register for the WBCUtah Grant Giveaway
  3. For bonus entries, like the WBCUtah’s Facebook page, comment and share about the directory and grant giveaway on social media. 

Grant winners will be contacted via email and given ten days to claim their prize. All winners will be announced on March 4, 2022.