1) Potential grant opportunity for African-based companies. 


We received this information from Bill Guyton, President of Fine Chocolate Industry Association. Hope this helps you and your contacts. Feel free to share the information with other businesses who may benefit from this opportunity. 

2) Visa She's Next Grant Program for Canadian Entrepreneurs


3) IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year 2021


4) KKR Small Business Builders offers $10,000 grants and mentoring to help owners sustain their businesses, maintain and create jobs, and spur economic opportunity during COVID-19. Apply now before the Round 6 deadline on October 15. 


5) BGE is offering $20,000 BGE Energizing Small Business Grants to eligible small businesses across Maryland for COVID-19 relief and recovery. Applications for Round 3 are open through October 13, 2021. 


    • Mentorship program: Enrollment is open for The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center’s Mentor Makers program, a free mentor matching platform for entrepreneurs. Apply now to be a mentor or mentee.
    • Calling all military-connected owners! Join the Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference on October 6–8 to network with military-connected entrepreneurs, learn from subject matter experts, and find expert referrals.