Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Celebrating business by giving grants
The bank has a history of helping small business owners and people who are underserved. So, what better way to build on that reputation than to offer grants to new small businesses in the area. Applicants must be existing entrepreneurial enterprises who are located within the bank's service areas. This includes Washington DC, Prince Georges County MD, Montgomery County, Fairfax County VA, the City of Arlington VA and the city of Alexandria VA.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Recent grants awarded
Grants are awarded for projects that will result in clean water, clean air, waste recycling and a number of initiatives, all of which make a significant difference in the environment. The grants are part of the Small Business Innovation Research program, run by the EPA to encourage small businesses to develop new technology that helps clean the environment.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Organizations may be dedicated to benefiting a geographic area within the U.S. or result in global benefits. In addition, grant consideration is given to organizations whose work directly improves the lives of women and other disadvantaged groups.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
32 happy winners!
Thirty businesses each received grants of $10,000 each, and two businesses each received grants of $100,000. The grant program was started by Detroit government, development and charitable leaders who believe in the importance of small businesses in their community. They believe that through the grant program, it will not only boost small businesses in the city but within the two surrounding communities it surrounds.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Low-end printing solutions for small businesses
Canon has introduced a new line of inexpensive equipment called Maxify. Their new line of Maxify inkjet printers includes five models that range in price from $150 to $400--very affordable. According to Canon, they are "designed to deliver high speed, high yield, and laser-quality prints." The equipment was developed to specifically serve the needs of small or home-based businesses of 10 people.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Not all lenders are the same
Lenders who specialize in helping small businesses understand. They offer less restrictions than traditional large banks and are considered alternate funding sources. One of those lenders is National Funding, a San Diego, California-based lender who specializes in financial services for small and medium businesses. In a recent interview with Forbes Magazine, Founder and CEO David Gilbert commented on the current state of lending to small businesses and how his company fills an important gap for small business owners. Here are a few points from the interview.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Teachers at public or non-profit schools may apply. Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000. Grants for teachers in grades K-5 can be submitted each year by October 1st. Grants for teachers in grades 6-12 who are requesting up to $5,000 may be submitted at any time during the year. Grants for teachers in grades 6-12 who are requesting more than $5,000 may be submitted twice a year on August 1st and February 1st.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Invest Detroit is one of many programs that support Detroit small business development and entrepreneurship. But many small business owners in the Detroit area are not aware of all the various types of programs available or how to apply for funding.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Requests for grants are reviewed quarterly. Eligible organizations must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations whose global programs help improve the health and well being of children under 18. All organizations who apply for a grant must already be self-sustaining. Funding can be requested to support specific programs.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The program will provide reimbursement for eligible expenses for small companies located in Nebraska. Eligible expenses include those related to participation in export-related activities. This can include trade missions, international sales trips, participating in U.S. Department of Commerce business matchmaking programs, and international advertising and marketing that requires the use of translating and printing services.