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Support:

Your tax deductible donation to $1000 Start-Ups helps us to continue to provide training, support, and opportunities for the development of small business in our community.

$1,000 Start-Ups is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation ​(Federal Tax ID: 85-2661417)

Suggested donations in increments of $10 or more made between June 1 and July 2 will be entered into our Summer Raffle!  You will be notified via the email address or phone number provided at the time of your donation if your name is drawn.  Good Luck!

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The $1,000 Start-Ups Consortium
212 S. 8th St, Unit B
Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

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Your donation in action:

Sponsorship, grants, and donations of any amount are much appreciated and acknowledged.

Sponsors can choose to direct funds to either the costs of producing our small business fairs or to contribute to the cohort member’s start-up funds.

Other donation amounts are allocated to the expenses of students’ business start-up and the cost of promoting and conducting small business fairs.

Sponsorship:

Gold Level: $3,500

Small Business Fair Sponsor

A donation at this level covers the cost of one small business fair

  • Sponsor Benefits: 
    • Sponsor supplied banner with company logo or name signage in venue
    • Recognition as Gold Sponsor on website, advertising and social media
    • Opportunity to have a table at the sponsored fair
    • Mention in our annual report  

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Silver Level: $1,000

Small Business Fair Sponsor

A donation at this level contributes to the cost of producing one small business fair

  • Sponsor Benefits: 
    • Sponsor supplied banner with company logo or named signage in the lobby at one fair.  
    • Recognition as Silver Sponsor on website, advertising and social media

OR

Cohort Member Sponsor

A donation at this level funds one Cohort member’s program participation

  • Sponsor Benefits: 
    • Sponsor supplied banner with company logo or named signage in the lobby at one fair.  
    • Recognition as Silver Sponsor on advertising and social media

Bronze Level: $500

Small Business Fair Sponsor

A donation at this level funds the venue rental for a small business fair

  • Sponsor Benefit:
    • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor on advertising and social media.

OR

Cohort Member Sponsor

A donation at this level contributes to one Cohort member’s program participation

  • Sponsor Benefit:
    • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor on advertising and social media.
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Please see the Support section above to make your donation.
Contact Leah Ward-Lee at 904-432-7760 or lwardlee@1000dollarstartups.org with any questions you may have.

Attend:

2022 Fair

$1000 StartUps hosts three small business fairs each year. This is an opportunity for Cohort members to introduce their business to the community and to develop practical marketing and operational skills. Local businesses are also invited to display with the new businesses, at no cost, to grow their businesses together.

Community members are encouraged to attend the fairs to discover new and existing small business and to support economic growth in the local community.

Volunteer:

As a community organization, we’d love to have join our team as a volunteer.  We have many opportunities to contribute your time, skills, ad talents to promote the development of small business. We welcome your interest, expertise and ideas, but here are just a few examples:

  • Administrative support
  • Legal advice and support
  • Guest speaker
  • Graphic design
  • Marketing
  • Event coordination
  • Technical support
  • Board Member

Please click this button to complete the form and
we’ll contact you to set up a call.
THANK YOU!

Fair Volunteers

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