From helping small business owners lower suicide rates and empowering women with self-defence in Australia to getting new mats for a Pilates studio in New Zealand, BizCover is committed to helping small businesses grow and has launched the latest round of its BizGiver grant program.
The $2,000 grant aims to remove some barriers to growth that business owners face every day. Previous winners were granted prizes such as SEO packages, website design services, advertising, iPads, hardware and equipment, and training courses.
“So much of BizCover’s success is due to the small business community, who have embraced our services over more traditional methods of buying insurance,” said BizCover Founder and CEO Michael Gottlieb. “This program is just one way we aim to give back to that community, to thank them for their support and for sharing in BizCover’s vision.”
Suicide prevention trainer and BizGiver winner Josh Roach says the grant helped his business be more professional after his wish for a new projector was delivered.
“I saw the competition being promoted in an email from BizCover shortly after I purchased insurance and thought I might as well give it a shot,” Josh said.
Josh began his small business in early 2021 to help equip his community to better respond to people having thoughts about suicide. He has since delivered training across many different communities ranging from high school students to veterans, nurses and more.
“I wished for a projector to help deliver my training because previously I had to borrow or hire this equipment,” Josh said. I have not been able to deliver training throughout the numerous COVID-19 lockdowns, so this grant is so helpful.”
Another recipient of the BizGiver program is Empowered Today, a not-for-profit organisation near Byron Bay dedicated to providing Empowerment and Self Defence (ESD) training for women and girls.
Certified ESD trainer Lisa Evans said the grant helped grow her business, providing extra support to her Empowered Today’s critical services.
“Winning this prize allows us to offer regular self-defence classes and workshops and cover different scenarios that women might find themselves in,” Lisa said.
In its 46th round in Australia and tenth in New Zealand, the quarterly initiative receives hundreds of applicants waiting for their wishes to be granted. So far, BizGiver has given away over $80,000 in grants.
To enter the competition, small business owners will need to say in 200 words or less what item or service would help take their business to the next level and why they deserve to win.
The latest round is now open until May 5, 2022. Finalists are named May 6, and the winners are announced May 11.
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BizCover is Australia’s largest online business insurance service for SMEs. Operating globally in Australia, New Zealand and the US, 177,000 SMEs currently protect their business through BizCover’s proprietary platform. To date, over 650,000 business insurance policies have been sold through the BizCover platform globally from a panel of leading global insurers. BizCover also provides market leading solutions to the General Insurance Broking Industry including BizCover for Brokers and ExpressCover.