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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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10 Resources for Women Starting a Business in 2021

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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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: SBA EIDL Lending Program (Episode 83)

Today on the WJR Business Beat, Jeff reports on the EIDL program. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the conclusion of the first component of the program, which provided U.S. small businesses, nonprofits and agricultural businesses immediate grant funding, totaling $20 billion. The distribution of the $20 billion went to nearly 6 million small businesses, employing...
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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...
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Resources for Small Business Aid Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

As local businesses close their doors amidst the coronavirus pandemic, entrepreneurs and business owners worldwide are scrambling to make ends meet. If you're in need of assistance during this time, consider the following resources for small business aid: StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here GRANTS AND LOANS Detroit...
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Do You Qualify for the $367 Billion in SBA Loans for COVID-19?

This article was updated on March 27, 2020, with the current state of the SBA Disaster Assistance in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), what’s included within the $2 trillion aid package, when we can expect the aid to be available, and the process for applying for the relief. The SBA Disaster Assistance bill (CARES) that...
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The Best Funding Options for Minority Entrepreneurs

Access to funding is often the difference between growing a successful business and closing up shop. And while there are a lot of funding options out there for entrepreneurs in general, minorities often need to go the extra mile to acquire that capital. A study by the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency looked at...
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How to Find and Apply for Minority Business Loans

Many minorities are starting businesses, have been running one for a while, or are well-established in their industry. Despite their qualifications and eagerness to be part of a growing economy, however, there are some obstacles unique to them. The U.S. Census reveals that minorities, specifically Hispanics, Asians and African Americans, have a household net worth...
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7 Alternatives to VC Funding That Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know About

News, television and other media have pushed venture capital from specialized financing vehicle to the mainstream. It would be easy to assume, then, that venture capital is a good fit for every startup, but that’s not the case at all. In particular, venture capital is often not a good fit for startups. Taking venture capital...
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How to Win a Small Business Grant

When Rachel Irons won Nav’s first small business grant for her company Founding Foods,  it wasn’t just about the money. “To have a much larger company choose us and trust us with with such a sum of money felt incredibly validating,” she explained. “All the hard work we’ve been putting in was recognized and appreciated...
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4 Scholarships for Budding Student Entrepreneurs

It’s already difficult enough to be a college student when you consider coursework, work-study jobs and student debt. It gets even tougher if you know you want to pursue entrepreneurship as a post-graduate or have already started a business from your dorm room. In addition to paying rent and additional bills like car insurance and...