Call for Applications: shark&minnow seeking to donate expertise to Northeast Ohio Small Business (WOSB or MBE)

Strategy firm opens submissions for annual sharkATTACK until Dec. 9

CLEVELAND, OH (November 28, 2022) – On the heels of Small Business Saturday, shark&minnow today announced its seventh annual #sharkATTACK, which the strategy firm has previously used as an opportunity to uplift local non-profit organizations. This year, shark&minnow is turning its focus to supporting a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) or Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in Northeast Ohio that is still working to overcome the economic challenges created by the pandemic.

As part of shark&minnow’s ongoing efforts and commitment to building a brighter community, the creators and innovators at the company will champion a worthy small business by donating our expertise in strategy, marketing, and design to support its mission.

“During this time of year in particular, we’re all looking for meaningful ways to give back and uplift the community around us,” said shark&minnow Chief Strategy Officer Eric Kogelschatz. “I’m proud of the generosity of our team and we look forward to partnering with a small business in need to build a more vibrant region.”

WOSBs and MBEs based in Northeast Ohio should submit their application for the seventh annual #sharkATTACK at before December 9, 2022 at noon. The chosen business will be announced the following day, on December 10, 2022.

In line with the Ohio Department of Development’s Minority Business Enterprise Program, the application is open to businesses that are at least 51 percent minority-owned by a member(s) of one or more of the following groups: Black or African American, Native American, Hispanic or Latino, and Asian. Additionally, shark&minnow is opening applications to businesses that are veteran, religious minority, LGBTQ+, and/or women-owned.

The selected small business will have the opportunity to present its unique business challenge to shark&minnow’s team and, in exchange, be provided with one day of consulting and a strategic and actionable plan that empowers the business to turn their presented challenge into an opportunity.