February 25, 2013
Micro-Business Owners and Employees Can Apply to Receive Micro-Grants for New Equipment and Supplies Needed to Grow Their Businesses
CHICAGO—February 25, 2013
For each of the 45 million small businesses in the U.S. with fewer than 10 employees, success is often based on a collection of small triumphs. Insureon, the leading online agent for small-business insurance, today introduced "Small Business Heroes," a new way to give back to these micro businesses that drive economic growth and spur innovation in America.
CEO Ted Devine announced that insureon, which serves approximately 40,000 micro-business clients across the U.S., will earmark $500,000 for the Small Business Heroes micro grants.
"At insureon, we talk to thousands of micro-business owners every month," said Devine. "They're the true heroes of the U.S. economy. This micro-grant program is our small way of giving back to them."
Each month, insureon will help up to three worthy micro businesses by providing funding for small but meaningful needs, such as a new snowplow, a computer, or a cash register. "In micro businesses, personal and business finances are often intertwined," Devine said."This support will help them not just grow their companies but also support their families."
Micro-business owners interested in applying for a Small Business Heroes micro grant should email [email protected] with a 200-word synopsis of their business, their business wish (e.g., equipment or supplies), and what the equipment or supplies might enable them to do. Owners and employees are encouraged to share photos in their application as well. Insureon will share these stories at SmallBusinessHeroes.com, where visitors can provide feedback on which needs should be met.
Insureon helps over 35,000 small-business owners protect and support businesses in industries that range from accounting and engineering to retail and technology.
Insureon, the leading online business insurance agency for small business, specializes in serving the fast-growing micro-business sector, which includes the self-employed and companies with 10 or fewer employees. Insureon allows micro businesses to apply online for insurance and receive multiple quotes from leading insurance carriers, completing in minutes a process that otherwise would take a week or longer. For more information, please visit insureon sites TechInsurance and Business Insurance Now.