The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today that Port Charlotte, FL-based small business, The Monroe Room has been awarded a $4,000 2018 Growth Grant to help expand business operations. Last year, NASE awarded $48,000 in grants to small businesses across the country.
The Monroe Room is located in Port Charlotte, Florida and is owned by NASE member Andrew McVicker. The Monroe Room specializes is hair coloring services but also provides hairstyling services for men and women as well as waxing services.
“Port Charlotte small business, The Monroe Room, was chosen for this Growth Grant award because of its demonstration of a well-defined plan for growth ranging from executing new marketing initiatives, purchasing new equipment or other creative ways to grow and expand,” said John Hearrell, NASE’s Vice President of Membership and Affiliate Programs. “America’s small business and self-employed community is the lifeblood of our economy, helping fuel growth along Main Street in small and large communities throughout the country.”
Hearrell continued,“It’s an honor for us to make an investment of $4,000 to help NASE member Andrew McVicker in his business and help grow the local economy.”
For nearly 20 years, NASE’s focus has been on finding the most effective way to bolster success for small business and self-employed members in communities across the country. NASE has awarded nearly $1 million since the program’s inception and continue to see significant return on our investments in the growth of member-businesses helping to fuel their local economies.
NASE’s Growth Grant program is intended for businesses planning to take the next step in their venture. It provides available capital for small businesses and sole proprietors to be able to hire and train additional employees, market their business in new and existing ways or invest in new equipment or software.
Applications for the NASE’s 2019 Growth Grant program will be accepted all through 2019. Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year and winning small businesses will be awarded $4,000 grants monthly throughout 2019. Visit the Growth Grant page for more information.