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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Newman's Own Foundation Grants Support Veteran Entrepreneurship

Since 2010, Newman's Own Foundation has supported military personnel, veterans, and their families. In 2016, the Foundation added a new directive to fund programs focused on veteran entrepreneurship. Veteran entrepreneurs and organizations that work to connect veterans to higher education and other supportive networks are eligible for grants.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

$714,076 In Recycling Assistance Grants Awarded to Delaware Small Businesses

Protecting the nation's environment and preserving its resources are at the top of many grants that are offered through state grant programs. This includes the Delaware Recycling Assistance Grant Program which has awarded more than $8.5 million to increase recycling activities in the state.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

$10K Grants Awarded to 32 Detroit Small Businesses

A total of 32 small businesses in Detroit were each awarded $10,000 grants in the latest New Economy Initiative NEIdeas grant program. In addition, two larger businesses each were awarded $100,000 grants.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

10-Year-Old Lemonade Entrepreneur Gets $50K Deal On Shark Tank

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes as well as ages. What they all have in common, however, is a passion and a goal to be successful business owners. That is certainly true with 10-year-old Jack Bonneau, who is CEO of Jack's Stands & Marketplace in Broomfield, Colorado. He recently appeared on Shark Tank to pitch his lemonade business and landed a deal for $50,000.

Friday, November 25, 2016

CDFI Funding Has Been a Big Boost to Small Businesses in NYC

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) is a federal program consisting of financial institutions that provide funding which expands economic opportunities in low-income communities. CDFIs can be in the form of banks, credit unions, venture capital providers, or microloan funds. They are an often overlooked opportunity for small businesses who need funding. Many small businesses in NYC have received big economic boosts with CDFI funding.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Grants Up To $10,000 Available For Small Businesses in West Virginia

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 is the deadline for small businesses in West Virginia to apply for a grant through the RISE West Virginia program. The state Department of Commerce has $1.5 million in grant money for small businesses who suffered losses in flooding earlier this year.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Orange County North Carolina Giving Out $1 Million in Grants

If you are a small business owner in Orange County, North Carolina, you could be eligible for a grant ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. The Orange County Small Business Loan Program is awarding $1 million this year in grants and loans to for-profit small businesses in Orange County.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Second Round of Grants Offered to Tennessee Rural Small Businesses

Applications are now open for the second round of funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program. Rural small businesses in Tennessee may apply for loans and grants to support their renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

Monday, November 7, 2016

New York Releases Yet Another $1.8 Million in Grants to Small Businesses Hurt By Hurricane Sandy

For the third time, New York is giving money to small businesses who suffered damages by Hurricane Sandy. This round of grant money is $1.8 million, making the total $50 million in federal funds that has been awarded to as many as 15,000 small businesses.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Small Businesses in East Harlem to Receive $3 Million in Grants

In East Harlem, small businesses often find it hard to attract customers. About 14 percent of the storefronts there are vacant. They are referred to by the city as "troubled commercial corridors." The city believes an economic boost would help them, so they are giving $3 million in grants to support local businesses.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

USDA Awards $45 Million in Grants to Agriculture-Based Small Businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $45 million in grants to help agriculture-based small businesses as well as farmers and ranchers. The grants are designed to help agricultural producers and small rural businesses develop new products for the agricultural industry.

Friday, October 28, 2016

LinkedIn Launches ProFinder Small Business Contest

Up to $10,000 is being offered to small businesses in the LinkedIn ProFinder Small Business Contest. The first 10,000 small business owners who apply will be eligible for one of the cash prizes being awarded. Deadline to apply is November 30, 2016.

Monday, October 24, 2016

UB Small Business Grants Help Increase Innovation and Technology Research

Imagine being a small business owner, getting a government grant, and then getting another grant because you qualified for the government grant. It sounds almost too good to be true. But true it is. The State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) just awarded grants to 5 scientific companies to help them expand their research capabilities.

Friday, October 21, 2016

These 5 Cities Awarded $300,000 to Increase Small Business Development

A total of $300,000 was recently awarded to six cities and towns in Virginia. The grants are part of the Virginia Community Business Launch (CBL) grants program targeted for towns and cities throughout Virginia to stimulate small business development.

Friday, October 14, 2016

$25 Million in Grants Offered by Goldman Sachs to Chicago Small Businesses in 2016

In 2011, the Mayor of Chicago unleashed an education grant program for small businesses in Chicago. This year, the city of Chicago, in collaboration with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and the City Colleges of Chicago, has $25 million to invest in the program.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Small Businesses in Texas Get Paid to Train New Workers

Smart businesses invest in training employees so they can better serve the needs of the company. For small businesses, it is an expense they can't always afford. In Texas, small businesses are getting help through a grant from The Texas Workforce Commission.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mississippi Entrepreneurs Get a Facelift, Thanks to the Facade Grant Program

A business support grant of $2,500 can go a long way for a small business owner, with 50 or fewer employees, in Jackson County, Mississippi. Five small business owners have been approved so far and will be receiving their grant money next month.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

$50,000 Grants Awarded By SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded a total of $3.4 million in it's annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The SBA announced 68 recipients with two companies in Kentucky who each received grants of $50,000.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

SBA Awards $700,000 in New Grant Funding to Help Native American Small Businesses

Seven Native American organizations each received $100,000 grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Management and Technical Assistance Program. The organizations will use the grant money to help Native American entrepreneurs across the country to survive and grow.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

National Science Foundation Awards $750,000 Grant

The National Science Foundation awards about 400 individual grants per year, totaling more than $190 million a year, to small businesses. The NSF program supports small businesses in all areas of science and technology. One San Diego-based small business called ThoughtSTEM received a $750,000 grant award earlier this month through the foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Everything is Bigger in Texas -- Including Grants for Small Businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of local economies across the nation. In the state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott wants to give small businesses a big boost with $100,000 in grants.

Monday, August 29, 2016

This Company Donated $5 Million to Help Small Businesses


If small businesses are vital to local economies, why don't more lenders help them? Good question. It's a fact that many small businesses aren't able to access traditional capital. But companies like First Tennessee recognize the value of small businesses in creating jobs and expanding economies, and they have donated $5 million to help them.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

It's Viva Las Vegas -- Thanks to $1.85 Million in Grants From This Source

Las Vegas, Nevada, is not only a fun place to visit, but also a great place to live and start a business. The founders of Radioactive Productions certainly agree; they just received a grant from the Valley Center Opportunity Zone program that enabled them to purchase equipment that will make them more competitive in the marketplace.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Learn How to Get Access to More Than $870 Million in Federal Funding

Small businesses don't often get a chance to meet one-on-one with federal representatives holding huge amounts of needed cash. For the past 18 years, the annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference gives small businesses an opportunity to do just that in the hopes they will get access to the more than $870 million these federal programs are offering in funding to qualifying small businesses.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

37 Counties in Appalachian Alabama Getting Grants to Help Small Businesses

Some of the country's worst poverty can be found in the Appalachian Region which extends from the southern tip of New York down through Alabama and Mississippi. Small businesses play an important role in providing jobs, which is why Alabama Governor Robert Bentley just announced a $400,000 grant to establish a loan fund focusing on small businesses in Appalachian Alabama.