Fostering Urban Entrepreneurship: Winners of Grant Competition Represent an Array of Businesses

By Carter, Charlene | Black Enterprise, November 2003 | Go to article overview

Fostering Urban Entrepreneurship: Winners of Grant Competition Represent an Array of Businesses


Carter, Charlene, Black Enterprise


Picked by a panel of judges from a pool of 140 applicants, the winners of the third annual Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Business Grant Competition each walked away with $20,000 to fund their business ventures or implement expansions.

This year's winners are April Films Inc., Go Figure, Jerky Jerks Systems International, and Epiphany Spa & Salon.

Targeting entrepreneurs ages 21-30, the Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series also features a seminar that travels to cities from coast to coast, offering urban entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn how to showcase and grow their companies. According to Karen McDowell, senior brand manager, innovation for Miller Brewing Co., the competition was developed to provide urban entrepreneurs with opportunities that are often closed to them.

To enter next year's competition, request an application from Flowers Communication Group at 312-986-1268. All entries must be received by Nov. 17, 2003. For more information, visit www.MillerBrewing.com.

April Patrick April Films Inc.

Inspired by filmmaker Spike Lee, Patrick launched April Films Inc.. a New York City-based production company, while still a student in New York University's film school. As her clientele expanded Patrick noted that without the proper funding and equipment, April Films was sure to fade in the post-Sept. 11th economy.

Upon the direction of her mother, Patrick entered the Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Business Grant Competition. For two years prior to entering the competition, Patrick worked on her business plan with mentors at SCORE, a small business development organization. Since winning the grant, Patrick has closed the gaps of the company's production capabilities, is embarking on a marketing campaign, and is currently in the process of relaunching her Website. The company grossed some $40,000 in 2002.

Arr-Keicha Danzie Go Figure

To Arr-Keicha Danzie co-owner of Macon. Ga.-based Go Figure, becoming an entrepreneur meant creating a flexible schedule that will allow her to be an involved parent once her 2-year-old twins start school. With fitness as her personal passion, starting a fitness club for women seamed a perfect fit.

Go Figure opened its doors in December 2001 and grossed roughly $36,000 in 2002.

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