Idea Café Announces New Cash Grant for Small Business Owners

Orland Park, IL, September 26, 2008 --( Idea Café, The Small Business Gathering Place®, is giving entrepreneurs the chance to win a cash grant and gain media exposure for their business. The Idea Café Innovation and Originality Grant will award $1,000.00 to the entrepreneur with the most inspirational idea and the most original approach to doing business. The grant contest is now open. Deadline for participating is November 1st 2008.

Application is open to everyone who wants to expand or start their own business. Details are available from the Idea Café Grant Center at

This is Idea Café’s sixth cash grant for small business owners. Previous winners have been featured in the press and on TV.

The website launched on August 15th 1995 in order to provide A Fun Approach to Serious Business™. Since then, Idea Café has established itself as the home of a lively small business community, and earned recognition in national media. The site attracts an audience of entrepreneurs, who gather together to exchange ideas and get useful advice. Aside from the informal meeting place in the CyberSchmooze forums, Idea Café also provides a collection of administrative guidelines and sample business documentation. Business experts contribute regularly to the site, discussing a variety of topics.

Started by veteran entrepreneur Francie Ward, Idea Café was recently acquired by DevStart, Inc., which manages a number of prime online properties.

About Idea Café
Idea Café provides an extensive range of free services, well-written articles and other information aimed at helping small businesses get started and succeed. That includes everything from how to start a business and obtain financing, to tips for accounting, marketing, finding and keeping customers, marketing on the Internet, and more. has been online since 1995 and is known for its popular CyberSchmooze forums, where small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and experts share questions, information and provide objective feedback. They have a well-established base of contributing business experts, plus a large base of loyal readers, who rely on them for new ideas and practical help running their businesses.To find out more about Idea Cafe, visit

About DevStart, Inc.
DevStart, Inc. ( is a leading online provider of unique content and powerful tools. Attracting a monthly audience of nearly one million unique visitors, with decision makers at its core, our strong portfolio of media properties offer a uniquely collaborative environment for readers, writers, and advertisers. Since 1998, the DevStart Network has been a popular and trusted source of information and resources for webmasters and entrepreneurs. Our major properties include HostReview, PromotionWorld, DomainInformer, and a variety of other websites that cater to webmasters and online business owners.

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