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Grant Program Helps Entrepreneurs Live Their Dream

Five Grant Packages of $5,000 Will Be Awarded to Most Compelling Entries (January 10, 2012)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/12 -- Are you an entrepreneur discouraged by the economy? Need a boost to get your business dreams in motion?

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 99.9% of all employers and provide jobs to just over half of the private sector. To encourage growth in the slow economy, a $25,000 grant program has been launched by Brother to help small business owners jump start their own business or initiate a new project.

"We feel for fellow small business owners facing the challenges of starting and growing a business," says Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation. "This program is an opportunity to rise above financial challenges and shows the commitment Brother and StartupNation have in understanding and addressing the concerns of small business owners."

A $5,000 grant will be awarded to each of the five entrepreneurs who best demonstrate the vision, mission and purpose of their company. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 2nd, 2012. For more information, visit

About Brother
Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for the home, home office and office. The U.S. corporate office in Bridgewater, N. J., was established on April 21, 1954 and currently markets many industrial products, home appliances and business products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan.

These products include an award-winning line of Multi-Function Center® machines and printers. Brother also provides the number-one line of facsimile machines in the U.S. and is the leader in electronic labeling, with its full line of P-touch® Electronic Labeling Systems. For more information you can visit the website at

About StartupNation
StartupNation is a free entrepreneurial online service founded by entrepreneur brothers, Jeff and Rich Sloan. The site offers a one-stop shop for small business resources including step-by-step advice, articles, expert blogs, podcasts, member-to-member networking, contests and small business forums. For more information you can visit the website at

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