American Express unlocks $100,000 in Grant Funding to Back Small Businesses

Does your small business accept American Express? Here’s how you could be in line to win big

The American Express® Shop Small initiative is designed to help small businesses thrive, while highlighting the wide acceptance of American Express locally.

This year, American Express eligible small businesses have a chance to win one of 10x $10,000 Shop Small Business Grants^.

amex small business grant guide 2023

How to win a $10,000 grant for your business

There’s no need to register for this promotion – all eligible Shop Small Merchant Members will be automatically enrolled when the promotion commences on 1 November 2023.

Eligible businesses will receive an entry into the competition each time they process an American Express transaction is processed between 1 November 2023 and 30 November 2023.

Simply put, the more American Express transactions processed your customers pay using American Express, the greater number of entries your small business will receive into the draw, increasing your chances to win!

10 lucky Shop Small Merchant Members will be drawn at random and each will win a $10,000 Shop Small Business Grant, with the total prize pool worth $100,000^.

For more information about Shop Small Business Grants 2023, click here.

(nb: as part of Shop Small 2023, eligible American Express Card Members can also register to win a share in 10 million Points – find out more here*).

The promotion commences 1 November 2023 and closes 30 November 2023. The winners will be notified by email by 31 January 2024.

As a special offer to celebrate the month of Shop Small, the Australian Retail Association (ARA) is offering a 25% discount on all ARA annual membership fees, exclusive to Shop Small Merchant Members in November only. The membership gives you access to Employment Relations support, Legal and Tenancy advice and other member benefits. Available to new ARA members only. To find out more details please click here.

How to start accepting American Express

The number of businesses that choose to accept American Express is continuing to grow each year. If your business doesn’t accept American Express Cards, it’s not too late to start!

To learn how your business can sign up to accept American Express Cards – click here.

Not only will you make your savvy points collecting customers very happy, you’ll also unlock many Merchant Members’ benefits, access complimentary signage, the ability to list on the American Express Map and Online Directory, and a chance to participate in future Shop Small campaigns.

This article has been prepared in partnership with American Express. The Champagne Mile may receive a commission if you apply for a Card via a link on this page.

^For eligible Shop Small businesses only. Ends 30 November. T&Cs apply. Authorised NSW Permit No. TP/08877; ACT Permit No. TP 23/06; SA Permit No. T231261. Full terms and conditions for the ‘American Express Shop Small Business Grant Competition’ can be found here

*Excl, T&Cs apply. Ends 30 Nov 2023 at 11.59PM (AEDT). Authorised NSW Permit No. TP/08877; ACT Permit No. TP 23/06; SA Permit No. T231261. Full terms and conditions for the ‘American Express Shop Small Win a share in 10 million Points Competition’ can be found here.

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