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Monday, September 18, 2017

MAGNET Awards $150K in Grants to NW Ohio Entrepreneurs

The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) has awarded $150,000 in grants in the last two years to entrepreneurs in NW Ohio. The organization holds an annual pitch competition for NW Ohio entrepreneurs. This year, six recipients received grants, resources and connections to help take their products and ideas to the next level.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Veterans -- Apply Now at StreetShares Foundation For a Grant to Fund Your Small Business

StreetShares Foundation holds a grant competition every year for businesses owned by veterans, reservists, or active-duty members of the armed forces or their spouses. Grants are awarded up to $5,000.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Grant Program Lets Detroit Entrepreneurs Put Their Best Face Forward

Detroit has a new grant program for existing business owners that lets them put their best face forward. The Motor City Re-Store program is a matching grant program aimed to improve business exteriors. Grants will also be available for design and architectural services for exterior improvement projects.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Greenville Small Business Plan Competition Awards $30K Grants

Every year, the Greenville Redevelopment Commission holds a Business Plan Competition. This summer's competition resulted in grants totaling $30,000 to local entrepreneurs.

Monday, August 21, 2017

State Farm Neighborhood Assist $25K Grant Program

If you are a non-profit organization, you could be a winner in the annual State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant Program. The grand prize is a $25,000 grant.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Small Businesses in Detroit Competing for a $50,000 Small Business Grant

Detroit's annual small business contest, Hatch Detroit, has narrowed down the competition to 10 semifinalists. The prize is a $50,000 small business grant and $200,000 in free startup services.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Arizona Gives More Than $13.6 Million in Grants

If you want to start a business in Arizona, you will find lots of support from the community, especially from the Arizona Community Foundation. The foundation has given more than $13.6 million in grants and scholarships -- and that's just in its first quarter.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Small Businesses in Ohio Get a $24 Million Boost


KeyBank Foundation just announced a commitment to invest $24 million in startup and young businesses in Ohio and New York. In partnership between their foundation and JumpStart Inc., KeyBank's investment could create more than 4,500 jobs in Ohio alone.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

3 Good Reasons To Start a Business In Savannah, Georgia

All small businesses begin with a great idea. Turning the idea into a solid business in another matter. It requires, among other factors, lots of support. Savannah, GA, has 3 great organizations that are prepared to help potential business owners develop a business plan and create a thriving business.

Friday, July 14, 2017

5 Places to Look For the Best Small Business Funding Contests

Small business grant contests are a great source of funding for small businesses. These contests give entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business in hopes of being selected to win seed money. The challenge is where to find them, and locating the one that is most appropriate for your business.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Steve Harvey Has a New Show That's Supporting Small Business Funding

Steve Harvey's new TV show, the new “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome,” invites inventors on the show to go head-to-head to compete for seed funding. The show premiered June 11 on ABC and is sponsored by GoDaddy.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

National Institute on Drug Abuse Awards $1.4 Million Small Business Grant

A youth substance-use prevention company in Orange, California, was awarded a $1.4 million federal grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The company, REAL Prevention, developed an e-learning drug prevention curriculum aimed primarily at youth ages 13-16.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Three Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Grants

Grants are a great source of business funding, and the money doesn't have to be repaid. That's the good news. The challenge is finding one for which your small business qualifies, and that is no easy task. So, here are 3 important facts small business owners need to understand before applying for a grant.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Two High School Seniors "Roll Out" a New Wheelchair Business

What began as a school project may soon turn into a real business for two high school seniors from Holy Family Catholic Schools in Dubuque, Iowa. The pair developed a safe wheelchair that doesn't roll back and are already looking for funding so they can distribute their product.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Catch This Weekly Live Talk Show That Features Information For Entrepreneurs

This is one talk show you won't want to miss if you are either an entrepreneur or a wanna-be small business owner. It's called The Never Settle Show and it's already in its fifth season.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Goes to India

FedEx has decided to take it's popular, annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest global once more by launching the first contest in India. Small businesses that have been in operation in India for over a year can enter the contest. Applicants must be for-profit businesses.

Monday, May 8, 2017

One Winner Will Take Home a $25,000 Grant in the Independent We Stand America’s Main Streets Contest

The America’s Main Streets Contest is a national contest open to communities across the country. It’s an opportunity for one winning Main Street to get some much-needed revitalization with a $25,000 grant.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Top 20 Best Large Cities to Start a Business

With President Donald Trump proposing to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent and National Small Business Week in full gear, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Grant Programs Help Farmers and Small Businesses in New York

The Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program and The Adirondack Council and the Klipper Family Fund are programs that have helped farmers and small businesses throughout the state of New York with grants. Both programs focus on environmental factors that will benefit not only farmers and small businesses but also homes in many counties across New York.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Apply Now For a Mini Grant From This State's Small Business Marketing Mini-Grants Program

Grants for small businesses come in all sizes. Small businesses should take advantage of all opportunities, including mini-grants. New Ventures Maine will award a total of $2,400 in small business marketing mini-grants in six regions around the state. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 5, 2017 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

$400,000 in Grants Available to Detroit Small Businesses

Small businesses in the Detroit area have an opportunity to earn grants up to $100,000 in Detroit's NEIdeas: Rewarding Ideas for Business Growth challenge. Businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park can apply for $400,000 in grants that are being awarded to eligible small businesses to help them grow.

Monday, April 17, 2017

This Ohio County is Giving $500K in Grants to Small Businesses

Montgomery County in Ohio launched a MicroEnterprise grant program last year that was so successful, they are re-launching it. But this time, the budget has increased from $199,000 to $500,000 in grant money to help small businesses in Montgomery County, Ohio.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

United Way Windsor Offering $5K Grants

The United Way and Economic Development Corporation in Windsor-Essex want to improve local neighborhoods around Windsor and Essex County, so they have created a Neighborhood Small Business Grant program. The program offers four $5,000 grants to support the launch of small businesses in priority neighborhoods.

Monday, April 10, 2017

What Trump's $210 Million Budget Cut Will Do to Small Business

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) grants may be a thing of the past next year if President Trump's 2018 budget plans are approved. If approved, it would eliminate $210 million in CDFI funding to small business, resulting in a devastating blow to small business owners everywhere.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SCORE of Charleston Launches Its Veterans Small Business Grant Program

Small businesses owned by veterans in Charleston, South Carolina, have a chance to earn $5,000 small business grants to help them either launch or continue a small business operation. The SCORE program is open to local active or inactive/retired U.S military personal who are either in the process of, or are currently operating, a recent small business start-up.