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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.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

FedEx Launches 4th Annual Small Business Grant Contest

For the fourth consecutive year, global courier delivery services company FedEx is offering 10 small business grants in it's annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. A total of $100,000 in grants will be awarded.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WalletHub Releases It's Top 10 Picks for Best Cities to Start a Business

Every year, personal finance web site, WalletHub, releases it's choices for the top 10 best cities for entrepreneurs to start their own business. They review the 150 most populated cities in America and evaluate them on local business environment, resources, and costs. They just released their new list for 2016.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Minnesota Will Pay You $50,000 to Improve the Environment

Imagine getting $50,000 for your business AND contributing to clean air -- at the same time! It's a win/win situation, as far as the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is concerned.

Friday, April 29, 2016

25 Maine Small Businesses Get Over $690,000 in Funding

Micro businesses across the state of Maine recently received a big piece of the pie from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). The state's Micro-Enterprise Assistance grant program awarded grants totaling $690,300 to 25 small businesses across 7 communities in Maine.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Ag Producers Are 'In the Green' With Grants from USDA

July 1, 2016 is the deadline for agriculture producers to apply for a Value-Added Producer grant. The grant is being offered again by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA has been awarding these grants since 2009.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Detroit Grant Program Awards Another $500,000 in Small Business Grants!

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announces latest Motor City Match grant awards
Every 3 months, the Motor City Match program in Detroit awards grants to small businesses to help entrepreneurs start or grow businesses. This quarter, the grants totaled $500,000 -- and there's more to come.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Government Considering New Bill That Will Mean More Money for Small Business

U.S. Representative and Chairman of the House Small Business Committee Steve Chabot at the 2016 State of Entrepreneurship Address
The Main Street Growth Act is a new bill being reviewed by the U.S. House of Representatives. If the bill passes, it could mean greater access to funding by small businesses.

Monday, April 4, 2016

'Big Dogs' Helping Out Small Business -- Find Out How

It sounds crazy, but it works; big retailers are actually loaning money to small businesses interested in filling big orders. The move solves two huge issues for small business -- funding and the capital to produce enough goods to fill large orders.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Massachusetts Announces New Grant Program to Help Minority-Owned Businesses


What does The Massachusetts Gaming Commission have in common with small business? They want to level the playing field for small companies who want to do business with casinos in Massachusetts. A new grant program is designed to benefit non-profits, public or quasi-public organizations serving Massachusetts businesses that are owned by women, minorities or veterans.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Ashton Kutcher -- Actor, Hottie, and Angel Investor

Aston Kutcher started out as a male model -- not hard to imagine when you look at him! But what a lot of people don't know about Kutcher is that he is an angel investor. He has become a successful venture capital investor, particularly in technology companies such as Skype, Foursquare, Uber and Airbnb.

Friday, March 25, 2016

This State-Funded Program Wants to Help Small Business Startups in North Dakota

Start-up companies face a tough challenge when it comes to financing, especially if they are an online retailer with no collateral. But Internet sales and online retailers are the future, so programs like Innovate ND are getting creative with funding that is almost free money for start ups.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

From Middleman to Moneyman, Columbus, Ohio Company Helps Small Businesses That Need Cash

Tim Johnson, CEO, Small Business Owners of America
Alternative funding sources are growing throughout the country, offering financial help to small and medium-sized companies that need cash and have difficulty securing loans from traditional banks. One of those sources is located in Columbus, Ohio, Small Business Owners of America.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Walmart Community Grant Program Continues to Support Small Business

Retail giant Walmart continues to support small business that benefits communities with grants ranging from $250 to $2,500. Eligible businesses include nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit communities within the service area of a Walmart store, Sam’s Club or Logistics facility.