What’s HELLO MS.CEO All About & What’s THE HELLO MS. CEO (HMC) GRANT?
We are an online accelerator with one mission, and that’s to help you get the business funding you deserve.
HELLO MS.CEO was created to help women achieve their dreams. We are deeply committed to helping women like you, to take advantage of capital resources and knowledge when it comes to securing funding to start or grow your business. We offer our very own small business grant which is referred to as, THE HMC GRANT.
Every Quarter we will award THE HMC GRANT to a woman-owned business and at the end of the year one of our recipients will also get the opportunity to earn additional funding for their business.
Can I really get a small business grant?
Yes, you really can get a small business grant with us if selected as the winning recipient.
That’s a great question, though – and it’s one you should ask yourself.
After all, if you decide to pursue THE HMC GRANT, your application will take some time and energy to complete. There are a lot of women-owned businesses that are applying to our grants every month and you would want to put in your best effort to make sure that your company stands out amongst the rest. You’ll commit a few dollars to cover our service, processing and application fee. And you’ll do so with the undeniable reality that many internet scams exist.
We understand all of those things. Our company was created by women for women and we know that the struggle is real when trying to secure the capital needed to start &/ grow your business. We have a strict no-nonsense policy that we stand by and we are very transparent when it comes to the integrity our company. Just like you we started at ground zero trying to obtain funding to scale our business. We would never jeopardize our organizations core values, hard work and reputation.
This is where we’d like to address those questions or concerns. Below, you’ll learn who we are, how the grant process works, and much more.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We’ve pride ourselves on always putting a strong emphasis on customer service.
How do I apply for THE HMC GRANTS & Who Can Apply?
THE HMC GRANTS are exclusive to women-owned businesses. To be eligible, applicants must identify as female, be US residents, and be 18 years or older by the close of the submission window.
We Are A Small Business or Organization Seeking Financial Assistance. Are We Eligible For Financial Assistance?
Hello Ms.CEO only awards grants to individuals; Unfortunately, we cannot fund companies or organizations. We can award the grant to an individual representing a business, but we do not give the grant to a business as an entity.
Who Selects The HMC Grant Recipient?
A selection committee reviews all applications submitted within the application period and judges each project based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrates creativity and innovation
- Demonstrates Financial Need
- Demonstrates Business Acumen & Planning (Achievable Plan & Clear Budget)
What Demonstrates a Financial Need?
We strive to make our application process as easy as possible, however, the goal is to help fund great ideas that will business . This is why we need to make sure that the awarded funds will be allocated in accordance to your financial plan for your business.
Why Do You Charge A Service, Processing & Application Fee?
Getting funding for your business has never been easier. Your low entry application fee makes servicing, processing, reviewing of the grants possible, along with being able to have a pay if forward model for your business and the charity we select. It’s an investment, but it pays off.
What is the pay-it-forward model?
Every month we reinvest 20% of our revenue back into our pay-it-forward small business HMC grants and charities. 10% of our revenue share goes into funding the grants and the other 10% goes towards the charity.
If I apply for one month and don’t receive a grant, will I automatically be enrolled for the next month?
No, we do not automatically enroll your application into the next month. You would need to reapply within the grant enrollment period to become a qualified applicant.
We run the HMC grants on a month-to-month basis, therefore, we would only consider qualified applicants that applied in that specific months’ time frame.
I wasn’t selected last month. Can I reapply?
Absolutely, applicants are welcomed to apply once a month.
What happens after I submit my application?
Shortly after submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation email, and the selection committee will review your application to make sure that you are eligible to apply for the HMC Grant. Each application is thoroughly reviewed by the selection committee which is led by Tavia & Renata (Our Founders).
How much money is awarded each month?
Hello Ms.CEO pay-it-forward small business grants recipients/beneficiaries will receive between ($500-$5k+) in capital to fund their great idea. The amount for funding ranges depending on how much is collected in revenue generator & or donations for that month.
How many grants are awarded each year?
Currently, Hello Ms.CEO, LLC is awarding 13 grants per year. Each month there will be one grant recipient awarded and annually we offer our beneficiaries the opportunity to earn additional funding for their business.