The top 100 finalists will be announced April 5 so get your votes in.

Fedex is looking to give a grant to several small business across the nation. One lucky business will win the Grand Prize of $50,000 along with $7,500 in FedEx Office print and business services. The Silver Prize winner will receive $30,000 plus $5,000 in FedEx Office print and business services. Eight businesses will receive the Bronze Prize which includes $15,000 in addition to $1,000 in FedEx Office print and business services.

For anyone who has every launched a small business, all of those prizes are monumental!

The Shreveport-Bossier area has 13 different business that are in the running during the first round of voting. That's right. It's all based on the public's vote. First round voting will end on April 1. Once the votes are tallied, the top 100 finalists will be announced on April 5.

Let's get our local businesses into the top 100 by voting here.

The local businesses competing are:

The Chocolate Pineapple
So Mannish Entertainment
Bougie Bawse Boutique
Kirkendoll's Eats & Treats
PLOID: The Art of J. Ben Moss
Emerald Dreams Tresses
Musick By Dude
Streetcar Snoballs
Module X Solutions
Surfari Pals Marketing
Babe Boutique
Amore Production Studio
In the Middle