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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.

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.