Friday, August 29, 2014
Huntington now leads the nation in SBA lending in terms of number of loans and loan amounts. What is so very interesting about Huntington's number one position is the fact that they are not the number one bank in the country as far as assets go. Huntington is ranked 33rd in the country, AND they only make loans within a six-state region.
Monday, August 25, 2014
One local furniture maker or designer will be chosen to receive a $25,000 grant. Local small businesses who are either furniture designers or furniture makers may send their applications along with photographs of their design work. West Elm will choose 20 finalists on September 30, and then allow the public to vote for their favorites online. The winner will be announced on November 19.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Eligible businesses must be located in areas served by John Deere. This includes certain U.S. states, Canada, Europe, India and Brazil. Foundation grants are designed to provide support for initiatives that will have long-lasting impact on communities served by the requesting organization.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Grants are awarded to nonprofits whose business is conducted in areas where Humana has a significant business presence. All projects funded must be completed within 18 months. Application periods are from November 1 to January 15 of each year.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Grants for nonprofits
The grants, funded by the Walmart Foundation, are designed to support nonprofits that improve local communities. Grants are available in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment and career opportunities, education and youth success.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
ICCC Is Hosting Small Business Executive Education Seminars in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Memphis and Dallas
About the program
The company was formed in 2005 and every year since it's beginning it has offered free one-day seminars with information that is critical to small businesses, such as finance, marketing, hiring and much more. Knowledgeable business speakers from notable schools such as Harvard teach inner-city small businesses how to overcome obstacles in financing and job creation. All speakers have business experience and many are also from entrepreneurial backgrounds.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
The recent grant is part of Aetna's larger 3-year $4 million program to address issues relating to the use of cell phones, Internet and other technology devices by low-income Americans to access health services. A recent study by Pew Research Center revealed that the use of cell phones to access health information is on the rise, especially among Latinos, African Americans and people between the ages of 18-49. Almost 25 percent of low- income Americans use their smart phones and the Internet for health information.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Business clusters grow three times faster
According to a new study from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a nonprofit research organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies, nearly half of the top performing clusters in the 10 largest U.S. metro areas grew about three times faster than other local businesses between the years 2003 and 2011. By focusing on grants to cluster organizations that work with small businesses within specific industries, the clusters are able to get more bang for the buck in providing entrepreneurs with training, supplier networks, and investor resources.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Eligible service area
Eligible areas include Minnesota and Colorado, Texas and New Mexico, Michigan and Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. Two grant cycles are generally offered in a year. Application deadlines vary within each service area.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
States recently funded
The most recent states who received funding from the program include Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The funding went to organizations who provide products and services that directly impact the lives of Native American citizens.