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Shoplocal.us Announces 2nd Annual Small Indie Business Grant Program for Local South Bay Businesses

This Year’s Program Will Highlight Small Independent Business Owners Through Video Entries



Aug. 6, 2014 - REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- ShopLocal.us is kicking off its 2nd annual grant awards program aimed at helping small business owners in the South Bay of Los Angeles grow or maintain their business. Over the next two months, during their Small Indie Business Grant program, ShopLocal will be accepting submissions from small independent business owners in the South Bay who wish to highlight, in a 2-minute or less video, one thing that a grant award would be used for to contribute most to their success as a small business.

Grant amounts of $2,000, $1,000 or $500 in cash along with valuable prizes will be awarded to the top three qualifying businesses. Finalists will be featured online throughout the month of October and the three selected winners will be announced at ShopLocal’s South Bay Business Mavericks Grant Awards and Gala on October 29, 2014.

Last year, ShopLocal.us gave over $3,000 in grant awards and prizes to local businesses in the South Bay community. Winners received this money to help fund important business needs and support the sustainability and growth of their business.

"We know it takes a lot to run your own business. It’s the courage, persistence and passion that drives the small business owners to get out there every day and serve our community," said Heidi Butzine, ShopLocal.us Founder. "We’re proud to host the Small Indie Business Grant program to honor the tremendous contribution small businesses make to the national and local economy and give back by investing in our local South Bay businesses."

The ShopLocal.us Small Indie Business Grant program is open only to small independently-owned retail or service businesses that were founded and are headquartered in the South Bay of Los Angeles. The deadline to submit a video is September 30, 2014. Videos may be submitted to: http://shoplocal.us/grant.

About ShopLocal.us

ShopLocal.us provides a platform for raising consumer awareness, certifying locally owned businesses and promoting local business through advocacy and outreach. Not only does ShopLocal.us provide resources to support local community initiatives and small business development, the ShopLocal.us website and mobile app make it easier for consumers to find Certified Locally Owned and independent businesses across the U.S. Learn more at http://shoplocal.us and http://www.certifiedlocallyowned.com/.

For more information contact ShopLocal.us.

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