An Introduction to the Small Business Boss Fund and the Woman Behind i – Founders Fund

An Introduction to the Small Business Boss Fund and the Woman Behind it

Are you a service based business looking for funding? 

Well, look no further because Maggie Patterson, founder of Small Business Boss and Founder and Editorial Director of Scoop Studios has made this possible with the $5k Small Business Boss Fund! 

Maggie Patterson is passionate about supporting women identifying entrepreneurs who run small service based businesses because as a service based business owner herself, she understands the struggle.

Maggie saw the need for support for service based business owners this past year after seeing most readily available funding focus on product based business models during the pandemic. In true Maggie fashion, she chose to take the problem into her own hands by partnering with our team to create accessible, simple and (in her words), no bs funding.

 

Who is Maggie Patterson? 

 Maggie Patterson

Maggie is the editorial director and founder of Scoop Studios. With 20 years of experience in digital marketing and communications working with some of the world’s biggest brands to scrappy startups, she brings her clients a unique blend of content marketing, PR, and digital marketing know-how. A master level content marketer (as awarded by Copyblogger), her work has been published in a wide range of publications, including Fast Company, Virgin.com, Entrepreneur, and more.

 

Small Business Boss Fund

The Small Business Boss Fund is a $5,000 (CAD) fund available to women identifying entrepreneurs who own businesses that have a B2B (businesses that serve other businesses) service based businesses.

This $5,000 fund can be allocated to any area of your business that you see fit (no payback, no equity, no strings attached)  

Examples of Service based B2B business include:

  • Graphic design
  • Coaching
  • Consulting
  • Writing
  • Marketing
  • Accounting and financial services

 

Not sure if you meet the criteria? Connect with us at hello@foundersfund.ca

 

 

In an interview with Founders Fund's Co-Owner & Digital Event Host, Vivian Kaye, Maggie was asked why she thought it was important to provide support for this kind of community. Maggie responded: 

 

Traditional funding has been geared towards digital or mainstream entrepreneurs, and much of the funding created after COVID did not address the needs of online service based businesses or physical service based businesses that needed help getting their business digitized given the COVID-19 restrictions. For example, accounting firms that needed to transition to online services during the pandemic. 

 

What makes this funding BS Free, Maggie?

 

    • The application process is very seamless and applicants only need to answer 4 BS free questions
    • The selection process is also equitable and barrier free because all participant in the selection committee are required to go through mandatory conscious bias training. This training ensures that all funding applicants are screened without the threat of biases 
    • There is NO payback, equity or strings attached associated with the funding

 

Not sure if you meet the criteria, or if you require language or accessibility support, please connect with us at hello@foundersfund.ca

 

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Start your Application today! 

 

"Somebody is going to get the money, so it might as well be you!"

- Maggie Patterson

 

Timeline
November 23rd Applications Open
December 14th Applications close
January 18th Selection committee process begins
January 25th Recipient determined