The second annual grant program helps launch, grow and strengthen home service businesses in the United States and Canada
TORONTO, February 16, 2022 /CNW/ – Jobber, the leading provider of home service management software, today announced that Jobber Grants, the first program of its kind designed to support and shine a spotlight on hard-working entrepreneurs in the home service industry. home, is now accept applications by May 26, 2022.
New and experienced business owners are welcome to apply for free grants ranging from $2,500 for $15,000. Applicants are invited to share what sets their businesses apart in the areas of excellent service, leadership, business acumen, and community support, and how they would further impact their local communities with funding. Twenty-five home service businesses in more than 50 industries, including lawn care, plumbing, home cleaning and painting, will be recognized $150,000 in total. The finalists will be announced in August 2022.
“Home service contractors help keep our homes and offices running smoothly, provide meaningful employment for millions of people, strive to achieve the highest standards in all areas of their business, and give back to communities where they live and work,” said Sam Pillar, CEO and co-founder of Jobber. “Jobber Grants continues our company’s tradition of supporting and celebrating this well-deserved but underserved segment of the small business community. For all you do, this $150,000 is for you.”
Branden Sewell, owner of Seal Pro Painting and 2021 grant recipient, is committed to paying its employees an above-average salary and providing them with the right equipment to perform at their best. His existing team had been booked two months in advance and he needed to hire more people to accommodate the jobs that were coming in.
“We have allocated our funds for growth,” Sewell said. “Now, as a team of seven full-time employees, we are also starting a new marketing department, launching a podcast and creating an internal training video series for all employees. On top of all that, we were able to acquire our first physical location for an office.We are extremely grateful for our partnership with Jobber and all they have done to help us achieve our mission to make a positive impact.
Jobber grants are organized into categories that reflect different stages of business growth, from ideas on paper to newly launched businesses and established businesses. Categories include:
- Quasi-entrepreneurs (pre-business): Entrepreneurs who are willing to start and run a home service business.
- New business owners (0-3 years): Entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of building their team, client list, and services.
- Experienced Business Owners (3+ years): Entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their mature business to its next stage of growth.
Recipients have the freedom to choose how to use the grant to support their ambitious business goals and innovative ideas. Whether a business is looking to purchase new equipment, increase marketing investment, launch a new service, or train staff, Jobber Grant program funds are designed to help small business owners become more successful.
Meaghan McVickerowner of Green Clean Machine and former Jobber Grant recipient, organizes beach cleanups and contributes to several local business boards and councils when she is not busy running her business and working on a franchise plan.
She shared the impact of this grant on her plans to expand her service area: “It has been instrumental in the progress of my business. I was able to buy new equipment, supplies and I Saved enough to give my crew an extra Christmas treat! Being able to show my employees that I want to give back and support them in the way they needed was a relief.”
The Jobber Grants program is one of many initiatives in the Jobber ecosystem dedicated to supporting the home service entrepreneur, whether through the company’s award-winning business management software, free resources such as Jobber Academy and Jobber Home Service economic reports, events such as Jobber Professional Development Day, and more.
To learn more about Jobber grants or to apply, visit: www.JobberGrants.com.
Jobber is an award-winning business management platform for small home service businesses. Unlike spreadsheets or pen and paper, Jobber keeps track of everything in one place and automates day-to-day operations, so small businesses can deliver 5-star service at scale. Jobber’s more than 160,000 home service professionals have served more than 12 million homes in over 47 countries. The company consistently ranks among the from Canada fastest growing and most innovative companies by Canadian Business and Macleans, The Globe and Mail, Fast Company and Deloitte. For more information visit: https://getjobber.com/.
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