Wednesday, August 31, 2005
My answer is, don't really know. My thinking was a web site and e-bay. I thought ebay would send them to my web site. I don't have a web site I would need to build one. Also my thinking was if I built a web site that I'd advertise my web site address on my truck as I drive 110 miles a day round trip too and from work and I am on 2 (two) major freeways in the Dallas TX area.
Do you write and sale ebooks?
Also my computer is an 80's model, can't write to a CD.
I do sell an Ebook about how to add music to your website. I also do tarot readings by email so in a way that is an Ebook too.
You don't need a CD-RW to sell an ebook.
Depending on what your ebook is about you first should define your target market which is who is mostly likely to buy your ebook? Then you market/go to where they are. You can do this offline as well as online but online you will reach more potential customers.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
The daycare service was started because of the need to help students finish their high school education. Both the church and the schools saw a need for this. The church has since added more services and programs to their schedule thus providing them with more grant funding resources.
In one area, the need was so great for child care that the municipality accepted subcontractors who were relatives, residents and those who provided daycare in their home. So what this means to someone looking for funding for their daycare facility - whether it be in their home or not should really look into their own local community. As noted above there was a very big need to provide childcare services and in order to help fill this need the community subcontracted with those that provide (or are willing to provide) daycare services.
Friday, August 26, 2005
The problem is that a lot of people seem to think that grants are only available to non-profits. While there are more grant programs for non-profits, there are still grant programs available for businesses that are for-profit. Some for-profit businesses have managed to tap that fine line of qualifying for a grant.
A grant of more than $500,000 was given to two farms in the NY area. The purpose of the grant was to help the farms move to a more economical way of using electricity by using cow manure (that's right I said cow manure) as an electricity source.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
A pharmacist could work at home as a consultant - having a website with their general contact information. What could they give consultations on? Well they can help headhunt for employers that are looking for pharmacists. That means that the pharmacist could keep a database of other pharmacists looking for work and help employers who need pharmacists. The pharmacist could provide this service for free or he could charge for the service.
Another option is writing an online column. With a simple knowledge of html or by hiring a webpage designer a pharmacist can write on things that they know about and even popular topics in the news such as all the news about people ordering prescriptions online and the pharmacist's opinions about this and other related news. Advertising could be added and charged for. Depending on how popular the pages/business is other related work could follow like speaking engagements, offers to write articles and much more. And all of this can be done using your home as a work base.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
In Madison a daycare center received $8,515 federal grant and an additional $5,000 grant from the state and an additional $1,967 in local funds to cover the purchase of $15,000 in equipment. Amongst other things the grant money was used to purchase a fire alarm system, refrigerator and other needed items.
The county in which this daycare center is located needed a licensed care center so badly because the others that provided daycare were unlicensed which meant that the lower incomed people could not take advantage of the benefits that a licensed facility gets - namely grants and being able to provide child care to lower incomed people.
There's also a section that talks about how a scholarship program was given to those who train to work in the center but since the main topic here is child care. Here is another childcare grant recipient.
Monday, August 22, 2005
I have often mentioned about a daycare center that received a big grant amount of over $50,000 because they offered 24 hour daycare services. If you qualify for this program - meaning you fit their eligibility requirements then this is one grant program that you can apply for.
However you have to realize that qualifying for any grant program will depend on the grant program itself. There are no "one size fits all" grant programs - even for daycare. There are many different grant programs and their eligibility requirements are not all the same. You will have to go over each grant program that you are eligible for (or can become eligible for) one at a time. You are also not limited to applying for just one grant program either. You can apply for as many as you are eligible for.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Your Career Type: Investigative
You are precise, scientific, and intellectual.
Your talents lie in understanding and solving math and science problems.
You would make an excellent:
Architect - Biologist - Chemist
Dentist - Electrical Technician - Mathematician
Medical Technician - Meteorologist - Pharmacist
Phsyician - Surveyor - Veterinarian
The worst career options for your are enterprising careers, like lawyer or real estate agent
First of all when you post here and ask for grants you leave so much out. Usually its just the comment "I need a grant for my daycare in - fill in whatever city and state you want here - and that's all that is posted. Getting a grant (or grants) will depend on just too many variables. You have to realize that applying for a grant, any grant is a process and that process begins with information. Both information about whatever endeavor it is you are trying to start (or maintain or grow) and information about the grant program that you think will help you. A lot of the bigger grant recipients like schools and municipalities have either grantwriters on staff or hire them on a freelance basis. A lot of smaller grant recipients - including teachers - have applied for the grant(s) on their own meaning they did all the grunt work theirselves. And the term "grunt" is used here for a reason. Grantwriters will tell you that it is this grunt work that has to be done. Grantwriters (on the whole) don't have secret access to the majority of grant funding programs - indeed if its a government program that information has to made publicly accessible to the public. Someone sent me an email saying that they couldn't get any information about foundations with funding/grant programs because the information couldn't be accessed. This is so wrong. Not only is it accessible a lot of these programs let you apply online!
Saturday, August 20, 2005
A lot will depend on more specifics. If your church is historic in nature there are restoration grants. A church was given a grant to remodel their kitchen to better conform to the health codes. There are grant programs relating to the Episcopal church. There are church-related grants that depend on the area that the church is located. So there is no one place to go to apply for church-related grant funding. It will depend on the specifics of your church.
Grant program funding abounds for community related projects and the elderly related projects provide yet more funding. But since you want to concentrate on the remodeling first the above mentioned information has to show you that it will depend on the specifics of your church.
If you don't think that there are any church-related remodeling grants here are a few excerpts:
"It's not often a church receives a single donation of $22,000. It's even more rare to find the money coming from the government.
First Christian Church, however, recently received such a gift from the city of Corvallis.
The funds were combined with another $238,000 in private grants and church members' donations and pledges, and now the church is remodeling its kitchen where Stone Soup meals are served each weekend to the homeless and low-income families."
"A Lutheran Church in Hillman, Minn. received a three-year grant to help pay the salary of Pastor Rhodes." I should point out that this church had a 70% elderly congregation and it was determined that it would cost too much to renovate the church so a NEW one was built!
So as you can see it will depend on the specifics of your church. Once you know that then you can start finding the appropriate grant programs.
In New Jersey church related grants included a synagogue in Westfield, New Jersey
Friday, August 19, 2005
Four teachers were recently (April 2005) awarded grants.
One was a Sandra Ingram of Eastern Senior High in Washington, DC who teaches junior and senior French. She started a program where her students corresponded (in French) with pen pals from another country. Another teacher used her grant award to start an after school tutoring program to help students improve their math. Another teacher who teaches Native American students was among the grant recipients and used the grant to help her students improve their reading and writing skills.
Another 200 teachers have also been announced as recipients and now the foundation that awards these grants are accepting applications for next year. So far this grant program has awarded 400 grant awards totaling $1 million dollars and it is a nationwide grant program.
One thing that you have to understand about grants - especially about those that receive them is that they are more inclined not to discuss it because they stand a better chance of receiving the grant when there is less competition. In my own area the city's ballet company has received over $1 million dollars in grant monies but they declined to be interviewed about it.
As for you specific post - while you may not want to discusss exactly what you are seeking the grant for - I hope that the above information shows you that if you are attempting to help your students improve their skills then there is probably a grant program that you can apply for.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Just another example of a for-profit business that has managed to get grant funding..................
Sunday, August 14, 2005
To be eligible for this program you have to become a member of their organization but membership is free. Submitting a business plan was part of the application process as well. The highest amount of the award was $3,000 but there is also a second and third place award.
This program was last check December of 2004 and I'm awaiting email confirmation as to whether or not this program is still current.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Of course I was nervous and I did a LOT of research and reading and just plain lurking around before I did anything. Ebay has message boards where you can ask and answer questions and lots of tutorials are available in some of the posts - even for newbies - like I was at the time.
My very first auction was some coins that my brother had sent me from Germany and I wanted to test the Ebay site out. (I have since come to find out that Ebay also has "test" auctions as well). Now remember I said that I was a newbie and I was still quite nervous about actually auctioning anything but I finally did. Since I was testing I decided to auction one coin (remember I said I was a newbie at this - LOL!) and of course I fumbled through typing a description and deciding how it would look and getting a picture of the coin to add to my auction page. I used my webcam to take a picture of the coin. Well I had a seven day auction and for like the first 3 days I didn't get any bids. However soon after that I got a nibble and then by the time the auction ended I had had about seven bids and the winning bid was for more than the coin was worth (which someone had emailed me and told me that it was selling in a shop for like 10 for a dollar). Remember this was a test auction kind of thing for me and I really didn't expect to get a whole lot for the coin. But I did get more than its value and I have been hooked ever since!
Sunday, August 07, 2005
While you have more resources if you operate as a non-profit that doesn't mean that there are no resources if you are operating as a for-profit. Also there's the added benefit of you having greater control and freedom if you are operating as a for-profit. But there are funding resources that exist. I have even read articles where the owner made so much in profit with their daycare business that they were able to open another daycare business and yet still another.
There is always going to be a need for daycare services and if you can fill that need that would be a good business for you to start.
Friday, August 05, 2005
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
So the way to finding grant money without buying anything is to do the "finding" yourself.
How does a person consult with you? I visited your site but could not find a way to reach you. ....(personal information deleted)............Can you help me at all? I saw lots of references on your pages, but no direct source information, and so much of the foundation center stuff is not accessible. Thanks for even reading all of this..
Thank you for your email.
First of all contacting me can be had by snail mail, fax# & voice # and email. For all consultation sessions they must be paid in advance via Western Union and the consultation sessions are one on one chat sessions.
All the information about contacting me can be found on both my
payment information page at http://members.aol.com/Roseb441702/payinfo.htm
and my consultation page athttp://members.aol.com/Roseb441702/consult.htm
As a person that has done fundraising then you should be very well aware of funding programs for the disabled plus you can add to that the work that you are doing which includes helping others that are disabled which increases your funding resources.
You are wrong when you say the foundation "stuff" is not accessible. Every foundation funding program that I have had access to has been freely available on line or either had by doing regular grunt work to find it.
Monday, August 01, 2005
As far as funding programs for daycare is concerned there are resources and programs out there. Specific funding programs are even available from the government not to mention all the other funding resources from foundations and organizations.
This information is not in some secret book! As far as the government grant programs go the information has to be made publicly accessible and there is no secret to getting it - it HAS to be there. No matter how much you can't find or say you can't find the information the fact of the matter is that grantwriters and those that do this kind of work know that there is no secret to finding this information. What it takes to find this information is work.