Are you a busy Mom with a fabulous business idea all thanks to your little ones keeping you on your toes and solving every day problems? Do you have a business plan (you know they only need to be one page right?) and some solid thoughts about how you can make it happen? If so, the Huggies® MomInspired® Grant Program has your name all over it! Four million babies are born each year and more than 84 percent of “mompreneurs” said they developed their big ideas after becoming a parent1. The Huggies MomInspired Grant Program – now in its fourth year – is here to help turn those dreams into a reality.
Applications can be submitted at www.HuggiesMomInspired.com. Huggies will award $15,000 grants to up to 12 people to explore and grow their innovative product ideas that help make parents’ lives easier. Winners will receive business advice from Maria Bailey, author, radio and TV personality and founder of BSMMedia.com, as well as support from Kimberly-Clark.
“The Huggies MomInspired Grant Program was created because we saw the need to help fund women-owned businesses and start-ups, but the grant is open to anyone who has an innovative baby or child care product or idea – it is not limited to only Moms or women,” said Kelly Stephenson, Huggies senior brand manager. “We are looking forward to adding a new group of creative winners to the Huggies MomInspired family and giving them the opportunity to grow their innovative ideas and businesses.”
- Who: Anyone with an original, innovative and viable new product idea to help make life easier for parents; must be 21 and older and reside in the United States
- How: Log onto www.HuggiesMomInspired.com and submit application, including the idea and business plan
- When: The deadline is TODAY ~ July 31, 2013 ~ and you can totally make it!
- Why: For the chance to receive $15,000 and advice to help start or grow your business idea
MomInspired Business Idea Success Stories
This year’s grant recipients will join 32 others who have continued to develop their winning ideas, products and succeed in small business – from faucet accessories to help little ones wash their hands to wall-mounted diaper dispensers that create a quick and mess-free diaper changing environment.
A past winner, Lauren Levy, continues to experience success with Magnificent Baby – a clothing line that uses special Smart Close magnetic fasteners to make dressing and changing baby faster and easier. Since winning the grant, her business has tripled in sales every year and is now carried nationally in more than 3,000 boutiques and department stores and in more than 15 countries.
Romy Taormina is a 2011 grant recipient for Psi Bands, award-winning acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea associated with morning sickness during pregnancy. They are now sold at more than 13,000 major retailers across the country.
Join the MomInspired Conversation
For more information about all the grant recipients and the program, visit HuggiesMomInspired.com. Grants will be awarded in fall 2013. To stay up to date on the latest Huggies brand and parenting news, follow @Huggies on Twitter and visit www.facebook.com/huggies or www.facebook.com/huggieslatino to become a fan and share tips and stories with other Huggies Moms.
Let me know if you enter your business idea and GOOD LUCK to those who do!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time ~