Launched during Jobber Professional Development Day, Boost by Jobber will help launch, grow, and strengthen small home service businesses Jobber, the leading provider of home service management software, today unveiled Boost by Jobber, a grant program to further support the hard-working entrepreneurs within the home services sector. Aspiring entrepreneurs, new business owners, and longtime home Read more
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Launched during Jobber Professional Development Day, Boost by Jobber will help launch, grow, and strengthen small home service businesses
Jobber, the leading provider of home service management software, today unveiled Boost by Jobber, a grant program to further support the hard-working entrepreneurs within the home services sector. Aspiring entrepreneurs, new business owners, and longtime home service entrepreneurs are invited to apply for free grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 depending on the category their business qualifies for. Twenty home service businesses across 50+ industries such as lawn care, plumbing, residential cleaning, and painting, will be awarded $100,000 in total. Applications are now open through May 5, 2021. Finalists will be announced in July 2021 with the list of winners announced in August 2021.
“Home service entrepreneurs impact their local communities and neighborhoods in meaningful ways,” said Sam Pillar, CEO & co-founder at Jobber. “They employ millions of people while operating behind-the-scenes to keep homes, offices, and other spaces safe and in good working order—yet, despite their important contributions, small businesses are largely underserved when it comes to business financing. Boost by Jobber helps address this gap by providing service business entrepreneurs with some extra working capital that may not otherwise be available through traditional banks and government grant programs.”
Royce Ard, who owns My Amazing Maid with his wife, Tamara, further validates this statement. “Typically when I see a grant, I’m almost always assuming it’s for a specific cohort and I wouldn’t qualify,” explained Ard. “Loans are very, very, very hard to get. As far as going to a bank and getting $10,000 for a small business like ours, you’re not going to get it.”
Boost by Jobber grants are organized into categories that reflect various stages of company growth, from ideas on paper to recently launched ventures to established businesses—as well as an additional category for COVID-19 support. Five winners will be selected from each of the following:
- Almost-entrepreneurs (pre-business): Those who have the drive to start and run a home service business, but need funds to get started.
- New business owners (0-3 years): Entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of building their team, client list, and services.
- Experienced business owners (3+ years): Entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their mature business to the next growth stage.
- COVID-19 support: Entrepreneurs seeking financial support or resources for their team’s well-being.
Jobber spoke with dozens of service professionals to better understand the impact extra cash flow could have on a business, to create the grant categories, and to determine the dollar values assigned to each grant. Whether a company is looking to purchase new equipment, increase marketing dollars, launch a new service, train teams, or is in need of financial relief, funds from the Boost by Jobber program can make a big difference in helping small business owners be more successful.
“People don’t understand the value of the cash flow,” stated Steven Knight, Partner at Mosaic Home Services Ltd. “It’s not necessarily only helping the business. It’s helping the business owners. Their ability to lead people and calm down. Cash flow helps them be a better business leader.”
Boost by Jobber is one of many initiatives within Jobber’s home service ecosystem that is dedicated to supporting the home service entrepreneur, whether it’s through the company’s award-winning business management software, resources such as Jobber Academy, community building via the company’s Entrepreneurship Group on Facebook, and more.
To learn more about Boost by Jobber or to apply, visit: http://boostbyjobber.com.
The husband and wife team will present “Building a Resilient Mindset” at the free virtual event for home service professionals Jobber, the leading provider of home service management software, released the full agenda for Professional Development Day, its free virtual conference, presented by Visa, taking place on March 24 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm Read more
The husband and wife team will present “Building a Resilient Mindset” at the free virtual event for home service professionals
Jobber, the leading provider of home service management software, released the full agenda for Professional Development Day, its free virtual conference, presented by Visa, taking place on March 24 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm ET. Joining the speaker lineup, which includes keynote presenter Gary Vaynerchuk, are Julie Ertz, Olympian and two-time World Cup champion for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, and husband Zach Ertz, Super Bowl LII Champion and NFL Pro Bowler. Six-time best-selling author of “Fix This Next” and “Profit First,” Mike Michalowicz, and futurist and marketing expert, Crystal Washington, were also added to the event agenda. The event will provide small business owners and their management teams with valuable lessons around people, profit, and process, so that they’re better equipped to tackle day-to-day challenges and improve efficiencies in their service business.
Registration for the free event is now open: getjobber.com/pdday2021. All registrants are automatically entered to win a set of team tablets, an iPhone 12, new team uniforms, and custom vehicle graphics. Attendees who sign up before March 5 will also qualify to win the early bird prize—a new MacBook Pro laptop.
“Jobber PD Day’s roster of speakers, from prolific authors to world-class athletes, know what it takes to reach the top of their respective fields,” said Sam Pillar, CEO and co-founder of Jobber. “We’ve worked one-on-one with speakers to customize their training to the specific challenges home service entrepreneurs face, to ensure the time they spend at Jobber PD Day will give them immediately useful takeaways.”
The closing keynote session, “Building a Resilient Mindset: A Conversation with Zach and Julie Ertz,” will feature real-world advice for developing and strengthening the most important personal qualities that both athletes and entrepreneurs need to succeed and power through challenges and setbacks. The presentation will cover the Ertzs’ approach to breaking big goals into smaller milestones, how to move on from setbacks, and advice for couples navigating demanding professions.
Mike Michalowicz will present “Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change that Will Level Up Your Business.” Before age 35, Mike founded and sold two multimillion-dollar businesses, became an angel investor, and then lost it all. Now, Mike is devoted to developing strategies for building healthy, strong companies. His Jobber PD Day session will outline how to utilize his Clockwork system for identifying your largest problems and overcoming your biggest hurdles.
Crystal Washington is a technology strategist and certified futurist who has advised Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE. She’s known for taking complex digital topics and making them accessible to everyone. In her session, “Nurturing Relationships for Business Success,” she will explain how the key to long-term recovery and growth is nurturing relationships. Crystal will share the Dos and Don’ts of reaching out to clients when stress-levels are in the red, and advise participants on tech tools they can implement to impress peers, clients, partners, and prospects.
To learn more and to register for Jobber PD Day, click here.