Jobber, the leading provider of home service management software, announced that Jobber Grants, the first program of its kind designed to support and shine a spotlight on the hard-working entrepreneurs within the home service sector, is now accepting applications through May 26, 2022.
New and experienced business owners alike are invited to apply for free grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000. Applicants are asked to share what sets their businesses apart in the areas of excellent service, leadership, business acumen and community support, and how they would further impact their local communities with funding. Twenty-five home service businesses across 50+ industries, including pool service, lawn care, plumbing, residential cleaning and painting, will be awarded $150,000 in total. Finalists will be announced in August 2022.
“Home service entrepreneurs help keep our homes and offices running smoothly, provide meaningful employment to millions of people, strive for the highest standards in all areas of their businesses, and give back to the communities where they live and work,” says Sam Pillar, CEO and co-founder of Jobber. “Jobber Grants continues our company’s tradition of supporting and celebrating this well-deserving yet underserved segment of the small business community. For all you do, this $150,000 is for you.”
Last year, when Amy Morgan saw that Jobber was offering grants for home service entrepreneurs, she checked to see if the company she co-owners with her husband, Cody, would qualify. Indeed it did, and Amy submitted Pit Stop Pool Service in Cypress, Texas, as a contender.
“I said ‘Well, why not – let’s apply. Somebody has to win,’ ” Amy recalls. Within a week, the Morgans received notification that their company made it through to the second round. The next round of questions were more in-depth, asking about leadership style, health of the business and what the Morgans felt was most important for continued success.
A third round Zoom meeting was scheduled, but upon joining the video conference, the Morgans were informed that they were being awarded a $1,500 grant from Jobber. PoolPro shared how Pit Stop Pool Service used those funds.
Jobber Grants are organized into categories that reflect various stages of company growth, from ideas on paper to recently launched ventures and established businesses. Categories include:
- Almost-entrepreneurs (pre-business): Entrepreneurs who have the drive to start and run a home service business.
- New business owners (0-3 years): Entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of building their team, client list, and services.
- Experienced business owners (3+ years): Entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their mature business to its next growth stage.
Recipients have the freedom to choose how to use the grant to support their ambitious business goals and innovative ideas. Whether a company is looking to purchase new equipment, increase its marketing investment, launch a new service or train their teams, funds from the Jobber Grant program are designed to help small business owners be more successful.
The Jobber Grants program is one of many initiatives within Jobber’s ecosystem dedicated to supporting the home service entrepreneur, whether it’s through the company’s award-winning business management software, free resources such as Jobber Academy and the Jobber Home Service Economic Reports, events such as Jobber Professional Development Day and more.
To learn more about Jobber Grants or to apply, visit: www.JobberGrants.com.