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Meet the Five Finalists and Vote for Grant Winner

Having the chance to vote for their favorite business idea, Idea Café regulars made their choice and selected the five finalists out of the list of our stellar semi-finalists. Now YOUR vote will determine who will actually get the grant -- $1,000.00 for their business from Idea Café.

We are honored to present you the people and companies who will compete for winning the grant:

And the Semi-Finalists for the Ninth Idea Cafe's Small Business Cash Grant are...

Here they are, the semi-finalists for the Ninth Idea Café's $1,000.00 Small Business Grant. It was tough since there were so many super candidates. But now we've selected the cream of the crop from over one thousand exceptional applicants. 40 Grant Applicants impressed us with their ingenuity, business acumen and their intent to leverage their business and personal talents to help others. (Read below for short descriptions of our semi-finalists' businesses and ideas.) If you are on the list -- congratulations! If not – cast your vote to determine which of the semi-finalists will continue to the next stage of the grant campaign. Those five of the semi-finalists who receive the highest numbers of your votes will make it to the final round and eventually compete for the cash prize.

The 9th Idea Cafe's Small Business Grant Now Open For Applications!

You, small business owners, are the main engine that drives the economy. And despite the difficulties that you all faced this past year mainly from an economic perspective, we believe the passion and creativity that drive entrepreneurs to success is as strong as ever. This is why we are announcing a new contest, where good business ideas for small business will compete against each other.

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