Sunday, July 17, 2005

"Grants for Business startups"

Someone recently did a search for grants for business startups which led to the government's US Department of Commerce. Here is an excerpt from the page:

"The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that small-and-medium-sized businesses account for approximately two-thirds to three-quarters of all new U.S. jobs and represent approximately 99% of all U.S. employers. Yet these companies often are unaware of the wide range of federal resources available to bolster their competitiveness in world markets. "

If you want to find grant funding resources for your startup business then I do suggest that you first start with the federal government's site. There are some grant programs that are open to all which means individuals, non-profits, for-profits and small businesses are eligible to apply for these grant programs. One of the reasons that I suggest you start your search with the federal government's website is because the government programs usually offer the most in grant funding.

While so many people say that there are no government grants to start a business I must just be seeing things differently. Let's say that your passion is helping the environment well there are certainly enough grant programs out there that you can apply for including those from the government. Helping the environment is a big concern of the government which means that they will have programs to help bring a greater awareness (and hopefully a solution) to the problem. So if you are eligible to apply to one of their environment-related grant programs and you receive the grant - isn't that the start of a business? And I haven't even touched upon the non-governmental organizations that also offer environment-related grant programs. There are foundations and organizations and businesses that also offer grants in a wide variety of topics as well.

Another major concern of the government is the health and welfare of others including seniors and children. That's why there are so many programs that offer funding to help with the health and welfare of others.

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