Since the StreetShares Foundation launched on Veterans Day last year, we've had tons of Veteran small business owners get equipped with educational resources as well as apply for the Veteran Small Business Award.
Last month, we awarded Chris Dyer, Marine Veteran and owner of Grunts Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream with the first place award of $5,000. Amy Crispino, military spouse and co-owner of Chameleon Kids, and Melissa Washington, Navy Veteran and founder of Women Veterans Alliance put up a good fight and came in second and third place, respectively.
Congratulations to this month's award finalists!
Avery Strategy, LLC
DropZone For Veterans
Patriot Boot Camp
Tara Hutch Fine Jewelry
We've graded them on a weighted scale based on five criteria including their business idea, how they plan to use the award funds, product-market fit, company history and their influence on the military community.
Now, it's your turn to vote! Click here to review the finalists and vote for your favorite Veteran small business. The three business owners with the most votes will get the top three awards in the form of cash grants of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000.