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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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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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4 Funding Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

March is Women’s History Month, and last year, I shared an article about small business grants available for women entrepreneurs running niche startups. Grants are a fantastic resource for any entrepreneur starting or growing a business, as they provide a specific sum of money to fund your business. And, depending on the grant, other potential incentives include...
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4 Small Business Grants for Women with Niche Startups

Grants are available for every type of business. There are grants provided by the federal government, at the state level, and by major corporations. Virtually anyone eligible may receive a grant, including veterans, minority business owners, and women business owners. Speaking of women business owners, what kinds of grants are available to those individuals who...
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7 Small Business Grants for Entrepreneurs

Using small business grants can be extremely appealing. After all, it’s money you don’t have to pay back, which means no interest payments, no late payments and no chance of losing any collateral. So, why doesn’t every small business owner forego a small business loan and take advantage of this free money? As it turns...
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Show Me the Money: 5 Myths Keeping You From Getting Funded

Imagine you were an investor in 1977 when the average computer filled a room almost the size of an auditorium and was used only by large corporations. Then, imagine if two young technologists came to you and said they’d built a computer that sits on your desk with a typewriter keyboard.  "We call it 'Apple,'”...
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Why You Should Pursue Business Grants and How to Find Them

When you’re starting a new business, finding funding can be tricky. There’s the need to balance funding requirements with not wanting to give too much of your business away in the beginning or take on too much debt right away. One option that isn’t utilized as much as some of the other sources of funding...
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11 Women-Focused Business Grants

Women are a core pillar in business, but in far too many cases women face inordinate challenges and find themselves behind their male counterparts based on several measures when it comes to business ownership and incomes. While there are many incredibly successful entrepreneurs that come to mind when discussing women in business, women remain underrepresented at the...
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Business Builder E-Book Series: Finance Fundamentals [Free Download]

StartupNation’s Business Builder e-book series provides you with a FREE downloadable guide to help you start, grow or manage your business. In this Finance Fundamentals e-book, you’ll learn key insights into raising and managing finances for small business. After developing the idea for your startup, now comes the difficult part: financing your project. Click here...
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8 Funding Alternatives to Consider for Your Startup

When it comes to funding your startup, you may not know exactly where to start. While you could certainly seek out a small business loan, microloan or other program designed to get you the capital you need, there are other viable funding alternatives to get your business up and running. Should you be looking for funding,...
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Small Business Grant for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

MerchantNegotiators.com announces a $2,500 Small Business Grant supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs. Online Nominations Now Open PRESS RELEASE - MerchantNegotiators.com announces a $2,500 Small Business Grant, to provide underrepresented entrepreneurs with the seed capital they need to start or grow their small business. Houston, Texas – Entrepreneurs can apply for the $2,500 in grants to launch or grow...
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Financing Options for a Small Business

Finding the Right Funding Financing your business is one of the first  critical decisions you'll make.  A while back, we were approached by "Brian," an Entrepreneur who  started a company with a combination of funds from his personal savings  account and credit cards. He was looking for a venture capital  investment, but part way into his...
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Financing Options for a Small Business

Finding the Right Funding Financing your business is one of the first  critical decisions you'll make.  A while back, we were approached by "Brian," an Entrepreneur who  started a company with a combination of funds from his personal savings  account and credit cards. He was looking for a venture capital  investment, but part way into his...
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Small Business Grants: Small Business Start Up Capital

Grants for Small Startup Businesses   Where can I find grants to start a business? Would-be entrepreneurs often ask us: Where can I find business grants to start a small business? And, sadly, some of these individuals pay big money to attend business financing seminars that travel from city to city talking enticingly about “free” government...
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The Angel Honey Pot Continues to Grow

According to the 2006 Angel Market Analysis released today by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, the angel investor market experienced steady growth in 2006, with total investments of $25.6 billion, an increase of 10.8 percent over 2005. This is an irrefutable statement about the fact that the money is...
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Cool Company of the day: Prosper.com

By our own experience and by the sheer volume of callers we talk to on our Radio Show, it's clear that raising money is one of the most intimidating and difficult parts of starting up a business. That's why we've chosen Prosper.com as today's Cool Company. Prosper.com is a new kind of source of money...