DALLAS – The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today that Dallas, TX-based small business, Baby Back Shak has been awarded a $4,000 first quarter 2021 Growth Grant to help expand business operations. Every year, NASE awards $48,000 in grants to small businesses across the country and expects to do so again this year.
Baby Back Shak, located in Dallas, Texas, owned by NASE member Clarence Cohens, was awarded an NASE Growth Grant in February 2021. Cohens is the owner of Baby Back Shak, a restaurant that not only takes a bit from the past and the present, but also merges the two king cities of barbeque, Memphis and Dallas, to provide customers with the perfect combination of flavors.
“Dallas small business, Baby Back Shak, was chosen for this Growth Grant award because it demonstrated a well-defined plan for growth ranging from executing new marketing initiatives, purchasing new equipment or other creative ways to grow and expand,” said John Hearrell, NASE’s Vice President of Membership and Affiliate Programs. “America’s small business and self-employed community is the lifeblood of our economy, helping fuel growth along Main Street in small and large communities throughout the country. As our community begins to heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to help small businesses like Baby Back Shak get to the other side of this crisis.”
“We are proud to invest $4,000 in NASE member Clarence Cohens and his small business to expand and help grow the local economy,” concluded Hearrell.
For nearly 20 years, NASE’s focus has been on finding the most effective way to bolster success for small business and self-employed members in communities across the country. NASE has awarded over $1,000,000 since the program’s inception and continues to see a significant return on our investments in the growth of member-businesses helping to fuel their local economies.
NASE’s Growth Grant program is intended for businesses planning to take the next step in their venture. It provides available capital for small businesses and sole proprietors to be able to hire and train additional employees, market their business in new and existing ways or invest in new equipment or software.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year and winning small businesses will be awarded $4,000 grants monthly throughout 2021. Visit the Growth Grant page for more information.
NASE members also enjoy a comprehensive list of benefits designed to help small business owners and sole proprietors start and grow their business. A complete listing of benefits available to NASE members is available here. NASE members are offered a host of resources designed to help support entrepreneurs and small employers including access to professional “Ask the Experts” services in tax, health care and marketing, a navigational assistant health care portal, scholarships and grants, discounts on shipping rates and office supplies, and affordable email marketing systems and webhosting services. NASE’s newest member benefits continue the tradition of providing real-world, bottom-line assistance to small business owners. To become a member of NASE, apply online here.
The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, offering a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy.
The NASE Next Biz Thing helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. Need small business help? Check out NASE’s Ask the Experts for advice or the NASE Minute for small business support.
The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association’s website at NASE.org