Marketing Mini-Grant Awarded in Aroostook County

We are happy to announce the winner of our fall 2017 Marketing Mini-Grant competition for small businesses in Aroostook County. One awardee was selected from a strong group of applicants throughout Aroostook County.
Head shot of Rosalind, the owner of RosWerks, and recipient of the fall 2017 marketing mini-grant competition.

Congratulations, RosWerks Design & Photography!

RosWerks Design & Photography in Linneus, Maine received an award of $400. The marketing mini-grant will help RosWerks acquire a professionally built website with the necessary training to maintain and update the site themselves. The creation of a website will support marketing efforts in a new way, reaching beyond ads, word of mouth, and personal contact. The website will include portfolios of design work and photographs to give potential clients the opportunity to see how Roswerks’ style suits their needs. Creating this website will provide the opportunity for clients to find information about RosWerks around the clock.

About RoseWerks

With a mission to be known as the ‘go to’ source for visual representation in the community, they help clients put their best foot forward in a cohesive manner that recognizes just how multifaceted business can be. They use design and photography to plan and manage the production of visual communication in order to convey specific messages or concepts. The designing of logos, brochures, flyers, letterhead, and signs; along with product photography and event photography are a few of the tools they bring to bear for their clients.

Thoughts from a Grant Reviewer

Kim Jones, Director of Employer U and Assistant Professor of Business Management for the University of Maine at Presque Isle served on the grant review committee, lending her expertise to the review process. 
I think the mini-grants offer area business owners a great opportunity to access funds to help improve and grow their business.  While it’s not a huge sum of money, it can certainly make the difference in starting and/or completing those workplace projects that might otherwise not get done.  The application process is simple and the selection is done in a way that is fair and takes into consideration the impact of the funds on the overall business.”

Mini-Grant Criteria

New Ventures Maine’s Marketing Mini-grant criteria:

  • Having five or fewer employees
  • Gross annual sales of $250,000 or less
  • Articulating a compelling marketing project to support business growth

How do I Apply for a Marketing Mini-Grant?

The application for the next round of Marketing Mini-Grant awards will be in the May of 2018. Stay tuned for more info.
Support for NVME’s mini-grants program was provided in part from The Betterment Fund.