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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.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

More Funding Available for Small Businesses in Maui -- For the Third Time in a Row

It seems the "third time is a charm" for small businesses in Maui. The Office of Economic Development, for the third time in a row, is offering business grants to for-profit small business owners.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

$1 Million in Grants Waiting For Small Business Owners in Pennsylvania

It's first come, first served in Pennsylvania's Small Business Advantage Grant Program, so now is the time for eligible small businesses to apply. The grant program is open to for-profit, small businesses that adopt or acquire equipment or processes that promote pollution prevention and/or energy efficiency projects.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

This State is Ditching Their Small Business Development Grant Program -- Find Out Why

Small businesses need more help today with funding, not less. So why is Connecticut getting rid of a grant program that has been awarding grants to small businesses in Connecticut for 9 years? Budget cuts.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

American Express Introduces New Small Business Financing Product

What's the greatest challenge for small businesses? Financing! That's why companies like Wells Fargo and Square have developed products that offer flexible loan solutions for small businesses. It helps them pay their vendor bills and free up more cash. American Express is joining the game with a new product called Working Capital Terms.

Monday, July 4, 2016

This Alternative Lender Has Just Created a New $1 Million Fund for Small Businesses in Colorado

Alternative lenders are popping up all over the map, offering new lending opportunities for small businesses. Unlike banks who often say no due to strict lending rules, lenders like Colorado Enterprise Fund are saying YES!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How Small Businesses With Under 100 Employees Can Get a Piece of a $1 Million Pie

Small businesses located in underserved areas are anything but small to their communities. They represent jobs and contribute to the local economy. These are benefits that are recognized and rewarded by the EDPPlus grants program which every year awards grants to help these businesses become successful and grow.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

July 1 is the Deadline to Apply For Detroit's Motor City Match Grant

Entrepreneurs in the Detroit, Michigan area have until July 1st to apply for this quarter's Motor City Match Grant awards. Grants are awarded four times a year, and each quarter is an opportunity for Detroit entrepreneurs to receive funding that does not have to be repaid.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Microsoft Giving Grants to Small Businesses Offering Internet Services in Rural Areas

Small businesses extending Internet access to rural or impoverished areas could be eligible for a grant from Microsoft totaling $75,000. The technology giant is offering grants to small businesses that provide online access as well as software or related services in remote areas such as Africa, India and rural Maine.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

$8.8 Million in New Grants Offered By Sam's Club

Sam's Club is helping to remove the barriers that often prevent small business owners from getting the cash they need for their businesses. The company has a history of helping small businesses and in 2015 announced its Small Business Economic Mobility Initiative. This year it is offering $8.8 million in new grants to small businesses.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Forbes Recommends These 3 Types of Grants For Your Business

Sure, grants represent free money that doesn't have to be repaid, but it's not that simple. You need to find them first, then qualify, apply, and hope that your business gets selected. Forbes offers some help by recommending these 3 types of grants for your small business.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Google Will Pay You Up to $20,000 To Find BUGS

It's true. Since 2010, search engine technology giant Google has continued it's Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP). The purpose of the program is to keep users safe by engaging the help of external technology researchers to help find bugs in products. The rewards program applies to all Google-owned web properties, including,, and

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Small Businesses in Cleveland Should Check Out The Green Technology Business Grant Program

Cleveland's Green Technology Business Grant Program offers grants to new or existing green technology businesses who create 5 new jobs in Cleveland within their first year. Eligible grant recipients may receive grant money up to one percent of payroll for 3 years, and may also qualify to receive an additional $5,000 Moving Assistance Grant.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

General Mills Foundation Grants Sustain Agriculture and Communities

General Mills Foundation Grants are focused on what they do best: increasing food security and sustaining agriculture. By offering grants to businesses focused on food and agriculture, the company is also sustaining communities.