This post, announcing the Made For More Small Business Fund is sponsored by Ball® home canning products.
I started this blog in early 2009 because I loved jars and wanted to deepen my canning practice. At the time, I had no expectations that it would ever become anything more than a useful hobby. However, soon after I started blogging in this space, opportunities to teach and write began opening up.
By the summer of 2011, I was doing this work full time. That means that next summer, this tiny business of mine will have been a full time endeavor for ten years. I have taught many thousands of people to make jam, pickle vegetables, and preserve tomatoes. And I’ve done it all using Ball® home canning products (truly, I could not have done it without them).
As we all know, the pandemic has been devastating for everyone, but particularly so for small business owners. Newell Brands, the maker of Ball brand home canning products, wants to show their loyal customers how much they mean to them with their Made For More Small Business Fund.
This fund is designed to give small businesses that use Ball brand home canning products in their work the opportunity to apply for 10 grants of up to $10,000 to fuel their survival and growth during this incredibly challenging period.
In addition, the awarded businesses will be showcased on the @BallCanning social media channels, featured on product packaging, and given business mentorship from senior executives.
The program is open to U.S.-based for-profit small businesses that have 99 or less employees, and that use Ball brand home canning jars and lids in some aspect of their business. Click here to enter. The entry period is open from Dec. 15, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2021, with public voting to take place from Feb. 15 to Mar. 10, 2021.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post that is part of an ongoing partnership with Ball Brand Home Canning. They have provided jars, equipment and monetary compensation. All thoughts and opinions expressed remain my own.
Doesn’t Ball make lids anymore? And why are the lids on the shelf reusable or 18 months guarantee seal?? I haven’t seen a ball lid in several years and I won’t buy the off brand that won’t seal??
They do make lids. There’s been a shortage since the start of the pandemic.