$24K in Small Business Growth Grants Awarded by the National Association for the Self-Employed


$24K in Small Business Growth Grants Awarded by the National Association for the Self-Employed

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Small Businesses in Illinois, Texas, Ohio, New York, Maryland are Awarded Grants to Help Expand and Grow Operations

DALLAS, TX – Six small businesses have been awarded a total of $24,000 in Growth Grants from the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.  These small businesses were announced as third and fourth quarter 2019 Growth Grant recipients.  Last year, NASE awarded $48,000 in grants to small businesses across the country and expects to do so again in 2020.

“Our nation’s small business community, including self-employed and micro-businesses, help fuel the economic engine of our national economy,” said John Hearrell, Vice President of Membership and Affiliate Programs.  “From each side of Main Street to every corner of America, small businesses are delivering unique goods and services to their customers. Since 1989, our mission is built on the cornerstone of supporting these businesses to grow and thrive.  It’s an honor to make an investment of $4,000 in each of these Growth Grant recipients, bringing our total grant awards to date to nearly $1,000,000 since the program’s inception.”

The recipients of the 2019 NASE Growth Grants are:

Fourth Quarter of 2019
Digital Performance, located in Yorkville, Illinois, owned by NASE member Joey Preston, specializes in creating unique digital experiences designed to help businesses grow their presence online and achieve their goals.
 - Express Chiropractic & Wellness, located in San Antonio, Texas, owned by NASE member William Ursprung, makes getting regular chiropractic care fast, affordable and easy, whether contending with chronic conditions or seeking chiropractic care for improving health, ECW provides the services you need.
 - Cova Cowork, located in Columbus, Ohio, owned by NASE member Dylan Hoffman, focuses on creating awesome & holistic working experiences for their members. They provide thoughtful shared workspaces and curated lifestyle services, including onsite childcare and professional development support.

Third Quarter of 2019
Austin Community Wellness, located in Austin, Texas, owned by NASE member Sarah Duke, is a family chiropractic & wellness center specializing in alternative health and wellness to all populations but with a specialization in pre-natal, post-natal and pediatric care.
 - History Culture Cuisine and Beyond (HCCB), located in Ithaca, New York, owned by NASE member Ramona Gonzales, is the travel company for those in search of more. HCCB clients span the spectrum from the beginner traveler just drafting their bucket list, to the intermediate traveler with several stamps on their passport, to the experienced traveler seeking a more spiritual experience.
 - Trovato, LLC, located in Annapolis Maryland, owned by NASE member Mikki Firor, provides Dementia services and information to those living with Dementia, impacted by Dementia, or working with someone with Dementia, and to those wishing to learn more about Dementia.

For nearly 20 years, NASE’s focus has been on finding the most effective way to bolster success for small business and self-employed members in communities across the country.  NASE has awarded nearly $1,000,000 since the program’s inception and continue to see significant return on our investments in the growth of member-businesses helping to fuel their local economies.

NASE’s Growth Grant program is intended for businesses planning to take the next step in their venture.  It provides available capital for small businesses and sole proprietors to be able to hire and train additional employees, market their business in new and existing ways or invest in new equipment or software.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year and winning small businesses will be awarded $4,000 grants monthly throughout 2020.  Visit the Growth Grant page for more information.

NASE members also enjoy a comprehensive list of benefits designed to help small business owners and sole proprietors start and grow their business.  A complete listing of benefits available to NASE members is available, here.  NASE members are offered a host of resources designed to help support entrepreneurs and small employers including access to professional “Ask the Experts” services in tax, health care and marketing, a navigational assistant health care portal, scholarships and grants, discounts on shipping rates and office supplies, and affordable email marketing systems and webhosting services. NASE’s newest member benefits continue the tradition of providing real-world, bottom-line assistance to small business owners.  To become a member of NASE, apply online here.


The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, offering a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy.

The NASE Next Biz Thing helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. Need small business help? Check out NASE’s Ask the Experts for advice or the NASE Minute for small business support.

The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's website at NASE.org

Courtesy of NASE.org