Today, Qurate Retail Group announced the expansion of its Small Business Spotlight (SBS) program to further support entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups by giving participants more opportunities for national exposure on QVC®, HSN®, and Zulily®.
The application website opens today, and small businesses may apply on an ongoing basis. Applicants who wish to be considered for Black History Month in February 2022 or Women’s History Month in March 2022 are encouraged to apply by October 25, 2021, as these applications will be prioritized for review due to planning and production requirements. More details on eligibility and criteria, as well as the application link through RangeMe (a leading product discovery and sourcing platform for retailers and suppliers), are available at rangeme.com/quratesmallbusinessspotlight.
At least 100 diverse businesses will be selected for the program in 2022. The 2022 participants will appear live on-air on QVC, HSN or QVC2 during one of seven heritage and recognition months in 2022: Black History Month (in February), Women’s History Month (in March), Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and National Military Appreciation Month (both in May), Pride Month (in June), National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (in October). New for 2022, online retailer Zulily is proud to enable shoppers to make a difference through specially curated shoppable events during each featured heritage and recognition month, with products from the selected SBS businesses that meet certain sourcing requirements.
Is your small business ready for the spotlight? If so, don’t miss out and apply now!