Yahoo! Small Business and entrepreneur Carolyn Kepcher have announced a new grant program to promote women’s entrepreneurship enabled by the Internet. The new program, called “Seeds for Success: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs,” will award three women entrepreneurs with business grants including cash, mentorship, and technical services valued at more than $25,000 each. Kepcher, best known for her appearances as an advisor to Donald Trump on the NBC television show “The Apprentice” in her capacity as executive vice president of Trump Co., will help select grant winners and connect them with mentors from a team of business leaders. In addition to the grant award, Yahoo! and its partners will provide recipients an array of web design and marketing services.
Women entrepreneurs may apply for the grant program by submitting applications online at http://seedsforsuccess.smallbusiness.yahoo.com or by going to Yahoo.com and searching for “Seeds for Success.” The program is open to women who plan to launch new businesses, or who wish to grow existing businesses, and who intend to use the Internet to help them achieve their goals. The deadline for entry is April 6, with the three grant winners to be named in late April.