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I Have A Great Business Idea - How much grant can I get?

Find the grant that you need for your great business idea. Business grants can range from $500 to $5 million. Every agency has its limits. You can apply to as many agencies as you want.

Grants for starting a small business are available through state programs and non-government groups, not from the U.S. government departments. The favored fields are medicine or education. The eligibility criteria are very specific and must be strictly followed. Oftentimes it can be difficult to meet. Eligibility can be based on location, sales revenue to date, years in business, experience and training, gender, race, purpose of funding, etc.

It is time consuming to search for business grant programs online and review the requirements. Before investing time in applications, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Does your business really need the money for expansion now or can you wait up to a year?
  2. Will the grant application process hurt your business by taking away your time from it?
  3. Can you afford a grant consultant? Or can you learn the application process by yourself?

Here are a few tips:

  1. Provide complete and accurate information in the application. An incomplete application may not make the review process or can add delay to approving your grant.
  2. Get to know your grant officer and their constraints, budget and concerns with approving your grant.
  3. Stand out among the crowd with a well-prepared business plan if required. Demonstrate your understanding of the business. Show how the money will bring the benefit the government agency wants.
  4. Bring in outside experts if necessary. An accountant or consultant can add credibility to your application process.
  5. Keep in touch. Make regular contact with the grant office in a professional, non-intrusive manner.

The best place to start looking for available small business grants is the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) which lists thousands of grants from all government agencies, states, and groups for free. Grants may include training and surplus equipment for your small business.

 

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1. There are approximately 15.7 million small businesses in the U.S. They are operated as sole proprietorships;
2.  About 6.6 million jobs were created by small businesses between1980-1988;
3.  Small businesses provide personalized and customized high quality products and services because proprietors personally take care of their business reputation;

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Types of Non Profit Grants

Foundations are the ones who operate the mission that they have set up for this cause. An example of this is that community based foundations give grants to nonprofits that are really based only in the area unlike others that are based on a national basis. But these national or international based foundations are also granted with funds to pursue their mission of founding such foundation. The purposes of these foundations are most of the time common. These foundations would usually focus on the problems in poverty, hunger and education and they also have a type of grant that is awarded to deserving people. The following are the categories of grants.

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Grants to Start a Green Business

According to business experts, starting a green business can be hard at first but you will soon see the fruits of your labor. It is possible to reduce the costs involved in startup once you find the ideal grant. Earth friendly businesses are highly needed these days so try to be prepared to apply for a grant.

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About the SBA

If you’re planning to start a new business and you’re looking for small business grants then you have to look for the right places. The Small Business Administration or SBA is an agency created by the federal government to counsel, aid, assist, or protect various small business concerns.

 

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