Driving Small Business Forward

A grant program supporting Hispanic entrepreneurs in partnership with Progressive® Commercial Insurance

As the #1 commercial auto insurer in America1, Progressive understands small businesses and is committed to providing solutions to help meet their needs. According to McKinsey & Company2, Hispanic entrepreneurs start more businesses per capita than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States, yet they face more challenges getting loans or capital from the investment community. Progressive would like to support these business owners with funds to take their business to the next level.

The Driving Small Business Forward fund will provide $25,000 to ten small businesses towards the purchase of a commercial vehicle to accelerate their business.

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Celebrate Their Success

Announcing the Driving Small Business Forward Grant Recipients

Hello Alice and Progressive are pleased to announce the 10 recipients of the Driving Small Business Forward grant program, who will each receive $25,000 to purchase a commercial vehicle used to support their business.

“With this opportunity, we’re able to purchase our first company truck,” says grant recipient Sarah Heredia of Indiana-based Sovereign Floors Co. “We are humbled and encouraged that our small business is supported. Thank you for being part of our journey!”

Review the full list of recipients below, and visit the Small Business Funding Center to find more grant opportunities and lending options.

Izlands LLC

Rene Melendez
Philadelphia, PA

Sovereign Floors

Sarah Heredia
Fort Wayne, IN

Animal Kingdom of Santa Monica Inc.

Christine Najera
Santa Monica, CA

Sol Dias

Victor Garcia
HALTOM CITY, TX

Flippers Finds

Chaim Romano
Delray Beach, FL

J.V.S Remodeling Pro Services LLC

Jorge Valcarcel
Kissimmee, FL

Keystone Kitchen & Bath

Vivian Sojo
Fresno, CA

My Appliance Guy LLC

Mario Rodarte
Surprise, AZ

Alberton Early Learning Center

Felicity Day
Alberton, MT

Diesel Zone Instant OIl Change

Andrew Fuentes
Rowland Heights, CA

Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you’re faced with a variety of risks that can damage the financial health and productivity of your business.

This downloadable guide from Progressive can help you identify your business’s risks and suggests practical ways to protect against them. The better you’re prepared, the more likely you’ll be able to overcome a potentially devastating situation and keep your business strong and productive.

Access the guide
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About Progressive® Commercial Insurance

With over 50 years of experience, Progressive Commercial Insurance offers a full range of business insurance products featuring competitive rates and first-class service. They offer customized insurance solutions for commercial vehicles, as well as business insurance coverages including general liability and business owners policies, workers’ compensation, professional liability and more. Progressive is a Fortune 100 company and trusted by thousands of small business owners to protect their livelihood.

Progressive® Commercial
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No. 1 commercial auto insurer from SNL Financial’s 2021 National Written Premium Data

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McKinsey & Company: Economic State of Latinos in America: The Economic Dream Deferred.

The Driving Small Business Forward Grant Program is sponsored and administered by Circular Board, Inc. dba Hello Alice. The Program is supported by Progressive Casualty Insurance Company. Void where prohibited. Must be 18+ to apply. Open to residents of the U.S. and D.C. No purchase necessary. See terms and conditions for additional information and eligibility criteria.