Yahoo Offers Women Business Grants

Yahoo's small business branch has teamed up with television personality Carolyn Kepcher to offer a new grant program designed to promote women's entrepreneurship enabled by the Internet.

"Seeds for Success:: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs" will award three woman entrepreneurs with business grants including cash, mentorship and technical services, which Yahoo says is valued at more than $25,000 per grant.

Kepchner is probably best known to the general public as an advisor to businessman Donald Trump on television show "The Apprentice." She was an executive vice president of the Trump Co.

Kepchner, who now heads media firm Carolyn & Co. Media, will select grant winners and connect them with mentors from a team of business leaders. Yahoo and partners will provide winners with Web design and marketing services.

Women entrepreneurs may apply for the grant program by submitting applications online at or by going to and searching for "Seeds for Success."

The program is open to women who plan on starting new firms or for those wishing to grow established businesses. The deadline to enter is Apr. 6.

The three grant recipients also will be eligible to win an additional bonus grant of $10,000, to be awarded in October to the one business that achieves the most growth resulting from the use of the initial grant and mentorship package.

By Sharon McLoone |  March 26, 2008; 2:34 PM ET Tools and Tips
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I think that it is great what you'll are doing and it has given me a lot of courage to work harder towards my dream. I think you're all blessed to be able to help women like myself, thank you for the oppurtunity.

Posted by: Quinisha Watkins | April 3, 2008 3:55 PM

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