For the second year in a row, Amazon Business is celebrating Small Business Month with the launch of the Small Business Summit and Amazon Business Small Business Grants. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce State of Small Business Now report, there are 33.2 million small businesses in the U.S. We’re excited to support small businesses with grants and educational opportunities in honor of Small Business Month 2023.
“Our small business customers face unique challenges and are operating with more limited resources—every dollar and minute they save helps them focus their energy on growing their business," said Todd Heimes, director of Amazon Business Worldwide. "With Amazon Business, small businesses get the selection and convenience of Amazon, alongside powerful tools that help them make buying decisions that drive towards their business goals and save money with business pricing."
Want to learn how to show up in Google searches or how to write a business plan? Watch the Amazon Business Small Business Summit 2023 on demand now. The event is free and led by entrepreneurs turned book authors, industry experts, and Amazon Business leaders. See the topics covered below.
We are thrilled to launch the Small Business Grants for the second year as part of our efforts to empower and champion the small business community. This year, our grants will provide more than $250,000 to 15 small businesses, plus more prizes. Existing Amazon Business customers with annual revenues of $1 million or less can apply for a grant. One grand-prize winner will receive $25,000 and a group of finalists and semifinalists will receive monetary grants, Business Prime memberships, Amazon devices, and more.
Applications are due by May 21, 2023, and winners will be announced on July 17, 2023. Learn more or apply for the Amazon Business Small Business Grants now.
Amazon Business Small Business Grants launched in 2022. Grant recipients included small businesses such as Virtual X Kitchen, based out of College Park, Maryland. As a 2022 grant finalist, Virtual X Kitchen received $20,000. “We are so grateful for the opportunity that the Small Business Grant has provided our business,” said Naumaan “Nomie” Hamid, CEO and founder. “Thank you to everyone that voted! It has been amazing to see how far Virtual X Kitchen has come since our launch a little over a year ago, and we can't wait to see how far it will go.”
Virtual X Kitchen aims to create a sustainable restaurant model for urban areas by maximizing kitchen space for multiple owners to share and utilizing the newest technology to streamline the ordering process.
Watch more 2022 Amazon Business Small Business grant winners and learn how they used their awards.
Amazon Business brings together the value, selection, and convenience customers expect from Amazon, alongside tools to make buying for your business easier. For example, if you use a software such as QuickBooks for business bookkeeping, there’s an integration between QuickBooks and Amazon Business. Even without additional software, keeping your business purchases separate from personal purchases makes pulling receipts and keeping track of your business expenses easier. With an Amazon Business account, you also get to take advantage of business-only pricing on select items. Create a free Amazon Business account or learn about more ways to save with Amazon Business.
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