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Crawford Distillery awarded $4,000 Grant from the National Association for the Self-Employed


October 10, 2019

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Neil and Alyssa Crawford pose for a photo in their business, Crawford Distillery, July 11, 2018, a week before the business opened. Crawford Distillery, which is in the process of remodeling the former Veterans of Foreign Wars club on the 200 Block of Fourth Avenue as its future location, has recevied a $4,000 growth grant from the National Center for the Self-Employed.

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DALLAS - The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced Monday that Havre, Montana-based business Crawford Distillery has been awarded a $4,000 first-quarter 2019 Growth Grant to help expand business operations.   

Crawford Distillery is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Neil and Alyssa Crawford. Alyssa Crawford is an NASE member.

"Havre small business Crawford Distillery 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.

"We are proud to invest $4,000 to help NASE member Alyssa Crawford and her small business expand and help grow the local economy," Hearrell concluded. 

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 nearly $1,000,000 since the program's inception and continue to see significant return on its 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 2019. Visit the Growth Grant page at https://www.nase.org/become-a-member/member-benefits/business-resources/growth-grants 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, on the organization's website. 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, people can apply online at https://www.nase.org/become-a-member/membership-options .

Last year, NASE awarded $48,000 in grants to small businesses across the country and expects to do so again this year.


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