We Are Boss Mom, is pleased to announce Boss Mom Mercado an exciting competition and mentoring program to assist up-and-coming mompreneurs who have own an e-commerce store and sell a product or good. We Are Boss Mom and Simon Malls will be selecting the top merchants, and after a evaluating on three judging criteria highest in sales, attendees and crowd favorite our goal is to give local mother-owned businesses the opportunity of a retail leasing experience, while inspiring the community and encouraging the Shop Small movement.
Merchants Pre-selection criteria:
Merchants pre-selections will be judged on Product and/or good uniqueness, quality and photos and video provided in application, online presence in the following categories: e-Commerce presence in either an online store, Etsy, Shopify or promotional website. Social Media presence, growth and activity, storytelling, community and branding will also be evaluated.
Final Selected Merchants will receive:
Will participate in the Mother-owned marketplace on September 8th at Dadeland Mall to sell their products and reach new and loyal customers.
Access to a community of mentors and resources to assist in the entire process from merchanting, learning a POS system and digital storytelling.
Merchants can learn from each other; and continue to delve into best practices via networking with each other and Subject Matter Experts.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:
Dadeland Mall, A SIMON Mall Kiosk Lease for the entire month of October 2018*, Kiosk Fixture (Worth $20,000+) - Based on Availability
Complete Shopify Point of Sale mPOP Kit + iPad (Worth $700+)**
*Leasing agreement, Terms & Conditions apply. More information will be provided to those applications who have been chosen to participate in the Mercado.
**Shopify will also be providing Chip and Swipe readers for all chosen Mercado Merchants - As exclusive COMMERCE PARTNER for the event.
2018 PROGRAM – We are Boss Mom is running Boss Mom Mercado, in conjunction with Simon Malls to support budding Mompreneurs in the ecommerce, online boutique workspace.
Qualifications – General requirements include annual revenue in the US must be under $1M, business must be a minimum of 50% “Mother-Owned”, must be a registered company in the US, must NOT have it’s retail lease and/or space, must be available August 24th, September 7 & 8. More detailed Applicant Terms & Conditions can be seen on the Terms page.
- Criteria – We Are Boss Mom will, in its sole discretion, base awards on which companies it judges to represent the highest level of innovation, offer the biggest potential to make an impact in a traditional retail environment and judge on these tangible metrics; (70%) highest sales at the one-day Boss Mom Mercado on September 8th through the POS (online sales will not qualify), (20%) number of fans (customers) who attend the event and vote for the merchant that invited them, (10%) crowd favorite, what e-commerce boutique do the attendees want to see at Dadeland Mall? Must have strong potential to run and operate a full-time kiosk during the dates of October 1-31, 2018: Monday through Saturday 10AM-9PM and Sundays 12PM-7PM.
- Timeline – The submission period starts 7/12/2018 through 7/31/2018, with Merchant decisions being made in August, 2018. Boss Mom Mercado Finalists full-day workshop Bootcamp is planned at Dadeland Mall on Friday, August 24th and is mandatory for attendance.
Pardon the legalese, but we need to make sure that all Terms of the Boss Mom Mercado competition are spelled out.
Boss Mom Mercado MIAMI Terms
ELIGIBILITY: Boss Mom Mercado (“Program”) is open to companies incorporated and domiciled in the fifty (50) United States, with revenue in the 12 months preceding the date of application of under One Million Dollars (US$1,000,000) and that have a mother founder/co-founder and/or mother CEO and/or mother owner (at least 50% ownership) (“Applicant”). Program is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws. By participating, each applicant agrees to abide by these terms (“Terms”) and decisions of We Are Boss Mom, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Program.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: As the leading non-for-profit in the United States, We Are Boss Mom, Corp prides itself on its mompreneurial spirit and values. Boss Mom Mercado, is a mompreneur competition, that showcases our mission and efforts to support mother-owned business and mompreneurs in the e-commerce space.
Through this Program, We Are Boss Mom will help promote scalability and short term leasing experience to selected mompreneurs merchants. The winning mother-owned business will gain: One (1) month short term leasing agreement with Dadeland Mall, two (2) days of professional mentoring, some ongoing mentoring, an engaged community of peers and assistance in a fixture buildout.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Applications can be submitted by an authorized representative of the Applicant (“Applicant Representative”) at http://wearebossmom.com (“Program Website”) between 8:00 am Eastern Time on July, 11, 2018 and 11:59 pm Eastern Time on August 5, 2018 (“Application Period”). Product detailed in application (“Product”) must be a tangible good or service that can be sold in a retail environment. (“Product Requirements”). Please be sure to review prior to submitting your application. Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be modified in any way and the application fee is non-refundable.
Applicant Representative represents and warrants that (i) he/she has the right to submit the application on behalf of Applicant, (ii) all information provided as part of the application is accurate, truthful, currently substantiated and verifiable, and (iii) he/she has read, understands and agrees to these Terms on behalf of the Applicant, including, if selected as a Merchant (as defined below), if Merchant is signs a retail lease before the September 8th event (“Competitor”), then they will no longer be eligible to participate in the Program and it will be required to drop out of the competition.
Merchant will retain all rights to their Product, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights; however, no information in the application should be confidential, proprietary, considered a trade secret or privileged by Applicant or any third party. Applicant Representative acknowledges and agrees that We Are Boss Mom is not responsible and will have no liability for any claims or actions associated with Applicant’s failure to do so.
Applicant acknowledges and agrees that submission of an application to the Program is subject to the following non-exclusive, revocable, short term leasing contract with Dadeland Mall after Applicant’s submission to the Program: Applicant may use the Boss Mom Mercado marketing in social media and on its website to promote the Program itself, but Applicant shall not use the We Are Boss Mom company name, trademarks, or the Program Logo 1) on Applicant’s products, 2) to promote the Applicant’s business or products, 3) in an embarrassing, disparaging or detrimental manner to We Are Boss Mom, or 4) in a manner suggesting sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation with We Are Boss Mom. Applicant agrees to remove any and all uses of the Program Logo within 12 months from its application submission and/or immediately upon request by We Are Boss Mom.
GRAND PRIZE DETERMINATION: All applications will be reviewed and ranked by Program administrator for We Are Boss Mom, Marketing Director for Dadeland Mall and Short-Term Leasing team at Simon Mall on the basis of the Criteria (defined below), with a select number of top-ranking applications being presented to representatives of We Are Boss Mom who will determine which application(s) best meet the following weighted percent (%) criteria (the “Criteria”): (i) (70%) highest sales at the one-day Boss Mom Mercado on September 8th through the POS (online sales will not qualify), (ii) (20%) number of fans (customers) who attend the event and vote for the merchant that invited them, (iii) (10%) crowd favorite, what e-commerce boutique do the attendees want to see at Dadeland Mall (iv) have strong potential to run and operate a full-time kiosk during the dates of October 1-31, 2018: Monday through Saturday 10AM-9PM and Sundays 12PM-7PM. (v) champion the Product Requirements. We Are Boss Mom reserves the right to not award all/any prizes, if in its sole discretion, it does not receive any/enough qualified applications. Decisions of We Are Boss Mom are final and binding on all matters relating to this Program. No details of the deliberations on individual applications will be revealed to Applicants or the public.
GRANT RECIPIENT NOTIFICATION: The Applicant Representative(s) of potential Merchant recipient(s) (respectfully, a “Recipient Representative” and a “Recipient”) will be notified by email and/or telephone and will have seventy-two (72) hours to respond to notification. The Recipient Representative of a potential Recipient will be required to execute and return a Merchant Acceptance Agreement within seven (7) days of date of issuance. If all required documents are not returned within the specified time period, a notification is returned as undeliverable, or potential Recipient is not in compliance with these Terms or refuses to agree to the terms of the Merchant Acceptance Agreement, Recipient may be disqualified. Recipients are not permitted to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding the Boss Mom Mercado until it receives consent from We Are Boss Mom to do so, which We Are Boss Mom may withhold in its sole discretion.
GRAND PRIZE TERMS & CONDITIONS: Dadeland Mall is offering a cart or kiosk space for $106.80 plus 15% of gross sales for the entire month to Dadeland Mall. Grand Prize Winning Merchant will be required insurance for that one month and any signage/branding will be their responsibility. Dadeland Mall will work with a local printing company that can accommodate the Merchant at an affordable cost. Recipient is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes (including any income and withholding taxes) associated with acceptance of Lease. Merchant shall be responsible for their telephone and internet service. Grand Prize cannot be transferred or assigned. As part of the Lease, Recipient will receive two (2) days of mentorship, where Dadeland will assist in a visual merchandiser plan is required prior to move-in. Fixture colors, materials, and dimensions must be included in the design proposal that is submitted for mall approval. Recipient shall be solely responsible for any and all travel costs associated with participation in the Program.
Any and all uses of the We Are Boss Mom company name, trademarks and/or the Program Logo shall be governed by a separate license agreement fully executed between Recipient and We Are Boss Mom
By accepting Grant, as part of the Grant Acceptance Agreement:
Use of Recipient Marks: Recipient grants to We Are Boss Mom and its designees, successors, licensees and assigns a nonexclusive license to use the Recipient’s name, trademarks, logos as well as the Product name and images of the Product packaging (“Recipient Marks”), in any manner, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, for two (2) years from Grand Prize award, worldwide, for advertising, promotional, commercial and other purposes, without further compensation, notification or permission.
If Recipient is purchased by a Competitor, it will no longer be eligible to participate in the Program and must discontinue use of the Program Logo within a reasonable time frame, to be determined by We Are Boss Mom.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating, Applicant Representative, on behalf of Applicant, agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless We Are Boss Mom its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from applicant’s participation in the Program or any Program-related activity, ideas, applications, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Grand Prize and/or We Are Boss Mom use of the rights granted herein.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Applications generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert or tamper with the submission process are void. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled applications, email, or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Program, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Program, the processing or review of applications, the announcement of the Grant or Recipient(s) or in any Program-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Program. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Program. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Program, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Terms, as solely determined by We Are Boss Mom, will be disqualified. We Are Boss Mom reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Program. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE PROGRAM WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, We Are Boss Mom RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
CHARACTER OF GOODS, WARES AND MERCHANDISE OFFERED FOR SALE
Only those products approved by We Are Boss Mom shall be displayed by Applicant and only in the licensed premises more particularly described herein above. The Licensor may move or remove items and/or displays not in compliance with this License Agreement. No Applicant may dismantle his display until after the closing hour of the Event. The Applicant shall properly staff the display during the festival hours and provide adequate product. Unless previously stated, electricity, water, and telephone service is not available within the Event.
The Applicant and We Are Boss Mom shall not be liable to the Licensee, its employees, agents, servants, contractors, guests, and/or visitors for any injury to such persons or to the property of such persons, including, but not limited to, any damages for property lost or stolen from the Licensee. The Licensee shall maintain at its own cost and expense (with coverage to commence at that time Licensee enters upon the demised space to install equipment, etc. or at the commencement of the term of this License, whichever occurs earlier) Commercial General Liability insurance on an occurrence basis with minimum limits of liability of $1,000,000.00 for personal injury or death to any person, and $1,000,000.00 for such bodily injury or death of more than one person, and $1,000,000.00 with respect to damage to property.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Program, Applicant Representative agrees, on behalf of Applicant, that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Program, or any Grant awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the Applicant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will Applicant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Applicant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than Applicant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Program), and Applicant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms, or the rights and obligations of participant and We Are Boss Mom in connection with the Program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Florida, USA.