Video: Can I Get a Federal Grant for My Small Business?

We often hear from entrepreneurs and small business owners who are seeking federal grants to support their activities.

The promise of “free money” to launch or grow a business is alluring. But, is there any truth to the idea?

In the following video, we address this question and provide additional tips for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for government funding.

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Exploring Eligibility: ‘Where Do I Find Grants For My Education?’

The ever-increasing cost of higher education understandably has students turning to the federal government for assistance – through loans, grants, and work-study programs.Exploring Eligibility blog seriesThe good news is that there are plenty of programs available for students; however, you won’t find them on Grants.gov. Instead, your go-to resource for information about student funding opportunities is the website of the United States Department of Education, ED.gov.

So you’re telling me that Grants.gov does not offer grants for education?

Grants.gov does, in fact, offer federal government grants for education-related programs. It’s important to understand, however, that these education grants are for organizations, institutions, local governments, and – in some cases – businesses to implement an education-related program.  Continue reading Exploring Eligibility: ‘Where Do I Find Grants For My Education?’

Exploring Eligibility: Can Small Businesses Receive Federal Grants?

Let’s say you’re a small business owner looking to build out your enterprise. You’ve looked into loans from private lenders. You’ve spoken with investors. Recently, in a Google search, you stumbled across an article heralding the availability of government grants for small businesses.

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You wonder: “Does the federal government really award money to people running small businesses?”

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