Local Small Business Awarded National Growth Grant

naseThe National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced that Miami, Florida small business Bocasa Gourmet has been awarded a 2016 Growth Grant.

Bocasa Gourmet is one of six winners of NASE’s first-half 2016 Growth Grants and will receive $4,000 to help grow and expand their business operations. These six small businesses are the first-half winners of the 2016 Growth Grant awards. This year, NASE will hand out $48,000 in grants to small businesses across the country.

Bocasa Gourmet located in Miami, Florida is owned by Lizbet Dominguez, an NASE member. Bocasa Gourmet, LLC delivers healthy food choices right to your doorstep, be it a residence or a business. Bocasa serves a variety of lunches and dinners Monday through Friday that are nutritionally balanced and taste great.

“On behalf of the nation’s leading association for the self-employed and micro-business community, it’s our honor to announce Bocasa Gourmet as a recipient of our first-half 2016 Growth Grant of $4,000,” said John Hearrell, Vice President of Membership and Affiliate Programs. “It is critical for us to support and recognize small business owners and sole proprietors who are exemplifying America’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Hearrell continued, “The awarding of this grants signifies our belief in this Miami-based small businesses and we look forward to watching Lizbet make the critical investments needed to grow and expand this locally owned business.”

Since 2006, the NASE has awarded over half a million dollars to members through the Growth Grant program by providing small business grants. NASE’s Growth Grant program is intended for businesses planning to take the next step in their venture. It provides available capital for small businesses and sole proprietors to be able to hire and train additional employees, market their business in new and existing ways or invest in new equipment or software.

Applications for the NASE’s 2016 Growth Grant program are currently being accepted from now through December 10th, 2016. Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year and winning small businesses will be awarded $4,000 grants monthly throughout 2016.

NASE members also enjoy a comprehensive list of benefits designed to help small business owners and sole proprietors start and grow their business. NASE members are offered a host of resources designed to help support entrepreneurs and small employers including access to professional “Ask the Experts” services in tax, health care and marketing, a navigational assistant health care portal, scholarships and grants, discounts on shipping rates and affordable email marketing systems and webhosting services. NASE’s newest member benefits continue the tradition of providing real-world, bottom-line assistance to small business owners. To become a member of NASE, please visit this website:


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