Women's Business Grants - Women's Financial Fund
Business Grant Winners
December 1, 2003 - Tanya Bassett
Grant Winner Tanya Bassett: I'm so sorry for the delay, with the Holidays and being so excited I've gotten behind! I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this grant. It's really amazing that one woman could start something like this when our government rarely provides grants for woman owned businesses. Just goes to show you what a woman who owns a business can really do! I will be joining my local chamber of commerce with proceeds from this grant and putting a down payment on a store front so I can get out of my basement! Thank you so much! (Tanya owns a tailoring shop where she creates wedding gowns and does alterations.)
July 1, 2003 - Kristin Lake, Patti Lambe
Grant Winner Kristin Lake: I'm still in shock. When I received the call I almost fell out of my chair, but I could hear my Mother telling me how everything would work out if I just put my heart into the business. I started Kristin's Kandies a little over a year ago and it's been a struggle. When I saw the announcement of the grants, I knew I had to apply. I plan on using the grant money to buy a new printer for labels, and start a new marketing initiative in local bakeries. I might even find time to create a website finally.
I just want to thank you so much for taking the time to create this program for women. After speaking with you I am amazed at what one woman can do, and I know now that I can make this business a success. Thank you so much!
Grant Winner Patti Lambe: Thank you so much for choosing my business to receive one of your grants! It really is a dream come true after working so hard to get started. I honestly had no idea how hard it would be to learn everything, marketing, accounting, and of course still have time to take care of the dogs. This grant will allow me to expand the kennel and add some fun activities. I'm still looking through catalogs to choose exactly what I will add, but I will definitely let you know!
I just wanted to say something to all the other women who applied. I want to thank each of you for donating first of all, I know that it will help create more grants, and I like the idea that I will be supporting each of the future winners. I know I wouldn't be where I am without the support I've received from so many other business owners around here. Secondly, I just want to wish you luck and let you know that it can happen! When that phone rings, make sure you answer it!
Thank you again for this grant! (Patti owns Patti's Pet Daycare in Atlanta, GA)
March 1, 2003 - Rae Hoffman, Debbie Dankelson
Winner Rae Hoffman: I
can't tell you how honored and thrilled I am to be one of the winners
of your Network Marketing Grants. I started my Cognigen business a year
ago with the launch of my first website,
http://www.discountlongdistancerates.com. After being a happy customer
of their telecom services for about a year, I decided to work their
business opportunity. It has been a choice I have been extremely happy
Grant winner Debbie Dankelson: All I can say is "Thank you SO much!!!" I plan on using the money on advertising for new customers. I feel this is the one thing that can really help my business grow and to help other people enhance their lives.
If I could send on message to anyone even considering applying for a grant, it would be "Just Do It!" I didn't believe for one second that I would actually win, but I believe in my business 110% and had to give it a shot!!! This is really such a thrill for me and I don't know how to thank you enough.
Debbie is a representative of Melaleuca and can be reached at http://debbiedank.themomteam.com
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