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Top 10 Ways to Fund Your Startup

Deciding to start a new business is exciting, but it can be tough to maintain that eagerness throughout the journey, especially when it comes to finding funding for your startup. Funding for any business can be challenging, but for startups, it’s notably more difficult. This is because many traditional business loans require at least one...
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WJR Business Beat: Grants for Women Entrepreneurs (Episode 347)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff Sloan shares NerdWallet's list of grants specifically for women entrepreneurs. If you're a woman or if you know a woman who wants to start or grow their business, but is in need of capital to get it really rolling, check out these grant opportunities and others. Tune in to the...
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Top Small Business Grants for Women and Minorities

For an updated list of grant programs for women and minorities available in 2021, please click here. Funding a small business can be quite the undertaking, whether you’re starting a new venture for the first time or have decades of experience in your industry. Of course, securing capital is often necessary, but depending on what...
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15 Grant Programs for Minority and Women Business Owners

Grant programs offering free money are hard to come by, which is why many entrepreneurs frequently end up applying for small business loans or try crowdfunding to start or expand their companies. However, many organizations have recently created grants in an effort to assist companies that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Some of...
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WJR Business Beat: New Grant Opportunity for Small Businesses (Episode 323)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff discusses a new grant program designed to provide support for underrepresented small business owners. If you quality, apply now! Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about the $1.65M initiative from American Express and Main Street America:   Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: New Military Veteran Grant Program (Episode 290)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff spotlights a grant program for military veterans with outstanding entreprenuerial ideas: Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about the Military Entrepreneur Challenge presented by the StreetShares Foundation: Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat. Listeners outside...
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7 Creative Financing Options for New Businesses and Startups

It takes money to make money. But financing isn't always easy — especially if you're the proud founder of a brand new business. Traditional banks and financial institutions set a high bar for borrowers. They want to see years in business, consistent revenue and excellent credit scores, and those are things that most new businesses...
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Grant Program Announced for Black Women-Owned Businesses in Detroit (and How to Maximize Your Chances of Securing Relief)

Small businesses make up an astounding 99.6% of Michigan businesses and 49% of the state’s employees—that’s 1.9 million people. Since the onset of the pandemic, these businesses have been forced to endure a tumultuous journey that has meant drastic budget cuts, layoffs and a complete strategy pivot. However, businesses haven’t had to face this crisis...
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10 Resources for Women Starting a Business

As you step into the role of entrepreneur, you’re going to learn countless lessons along the way. Fortunately, many have been where you are, and there are numerous resources you can use to help learn those lessons—you don’t have to learn every lesson the hard way! Get the advice and know-how you need to start...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: CARES Act Provides Relief Grants to Michigan Farms and Food Processing Companies (Episode 128)

This past Wednesday, State of Michigan officials announced how the state, with funding from the Federal CARES Act, has awarded relief grants totaling $15 million to Michigan farms and food processing companies. Dozens of Michigan farms and food processors have been awarded these critically needed relief grants in order to create safer work conditions for...
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4 Alternative Funding Options for Your New Business

It's hard to secure funding from venture capitalists. There's a good reason for that: it should be hard. Raising venture capital for the wrong kind of business is a recipe for startup failure. The media, such as HBO's "Silicon Valley," and the general glorification of VC-backed startups have led many entrepreneurs to believe that venture capital is...
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Free Resources for Understanding COVID-19 Financing Options

Are you overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there about COVID-19 relief loans? Not sure where to start when it comes to what you might be eligible for? You’re far from alone. Information is being updated nearly hourly, and the various small business funding to make it through the coronavirus pandemic is a...