Purolator said Monday it is now accepting entries for its True North Small Business Grant Contest, which offers three Canadian small businesses an opportunity to receive $20,000 in cash, plus $15,000 in marketing promotions and $500 in free shipping.
Designed to provide entrepreneurs with the support and financing needed to help grow and continue to make positive impacts on Canadian communities and the economy, both business owners and consumers can nominate a small business, Purolator said in a release.
Stacey Cummings, the firm’s director of marketing, said it has seen a 50% increase in new small business accounts, “as many are shifting business models to offer more online shopping options for their customers, and we want to support them as they adjust for growth.
“It’s second nature for Canadians to rally together to support the local businesses we love in our communities, and we hope Canadian consumers will nominate their favourite local auto mechanic, veterinary clinic or law firm that could benefit from funding to grow or improve its business.”
The contest is open from July 5 to August 16.
To enter, nominators must provide a description of the business and explain how it helps strengthen Canada. Canadian small businesses can self-nominate, and any Canadian resident of legal age of majority can nominate a Canadian small business of their choice.
Details on contest entry, eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions can be found along with terms and conditions at purolator.com/small-business-grant.