Ok, dumb question, but the US Chamber of Commerce has a current awards program that could put that cash into your business. The USCC is recognizing top businesses in seven regions across the US, and the grand prize winner will score those bucks. If you’re a regional finalist, you’ll also have the chance to travel to Washington, DC this Fall for the chance to network with other small business owners from across the country, and swap stories about the challenges you’ve faced and successes you’ve enjoyed.
In addition, regional finalists will also have their stories highlighted in the USCC’s “CO” on-line publication, a free USCC Membership and a free digital toolkit to help spread the word about the great job you’re doing.
Here’s a link where you can apply.
Here’s a link to an in-depth guide to answer any questions you may have.
Note that the deadline to apply is July 7! Good luck!