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Boost Your Business with Xero’s Beautiful Business Fund

Funding | Jul 10, 2024

Xero Beautiful Business Fund - Boost Your Business with Xero's Beautiful Business Fund

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Xero's Beautiful Business Fund is back for 2024!

The Xero Beautiful Business Fund initiative is designed to help small businesses flourish, offering over CA$630,000 in funding across various regions, including Canada (excluding Quebec), Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, and the US.

  • More than CA$630,000 in total funding available.  Prize winners are responsible for any applicable taxes.
  • Eligible countries include Canada (excluding Quebec), Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, and the US. 
  • You must be a Xero small business customers in one of the specified regions with maximum 50 employees.
  • Apply by the deadline August 27, 2024
  • Winners will be announced at the end of October 2024

Step 1:  Choose One or More Categories

For your entry, choose one or more of the following categories. To increase your chances of winning, you can enter all categories:

  • 🌿Innovating for Environmental Sustainability --> Tell us how your company is advancing its sustainability initiatives.
  • 🤝 Strengthening Community Connection --> Emphasize the contributions and positive impact you're bringing to the community.

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  • 🚀 Trailblazing with Technology --> Showcase your creative use of technology to take the lead in your sector.
  • 📈 Upskilling for the Future --> Describe the steps you're taking to fill in skill shortages and preparing your team for success in the future.

Step 2: Prepare Your Entry

  1. Click the ‘Enter Now’ button.
  2. Complete the entry form. Give a brief overview of your company and the chosen category.
  3. Make a 90-second film that explains your business objectives and your intentions for the financing. This might be a straightforward phone video that you self-recorded.

Step 3: Submit Your Entry

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Entries must be submitted by August 27, 2024.  Winners will be announced at the end of October 2024.

Prizes and Judging

Entries will be evaluated according to how innovative, significant, and workable your ideas are. Make sure your proposal explains how the financing will help you accomplish your business goals in a straightforward and appealing way. Go here for additional information on the judging details.

  • Four winners from each country will receive CA$15,000 each (these are country prizes)
  • Four global winners will be selected from the country winners, each receiving an additional CA$40,000 (global prizes)

Spread the Word

This is a fantastic way for Xero to encourage small business innovation with direct funding support while also growing it's customer and fan base.

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Check out these FAQs for more information, or contact xerobbfund@xero.com.


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