Grant Secrets for America

US Cities with the Most Female Business Owners in 2022

Women entrepreneurs are an important part of the economy, and the number of...

9 Ways to Spot Personal Loan Scams

Valuable information from guest contributor Bankrate: 9 ways to spot personal loan scams According to Bankrate: Consumers lost a...

Internet Resources For Students

" This guide is designed to help make your Internet research...

Zippia Guide for Veteran Job Seekers: How to Transition from the Military to the Workforce

This guide is designed to help make the transition from military...

Bankrate Guide: How to Consolidate Student Loans

Student loan consolidation is the process of taking multiple outstanding loans and reorganizing them into a...

Best Small Business Loan Options for Women in 2024

Women entrepreneurs are an important part of the economy, and the number of women...

Scholarships for Veterans and Their Families

30 College Scholarships for Veterans and Their Families

Comparitech Guide: Disaster Recovery

This guide provides detailed insights and resources on the following topics and more: • Cyberattacks •...

LendEDU Guide: Managing Student Loan Debt: Tips and Resources

This guide provides detailed insights and resources on the following topics: • Understanding statistics and facts about student...

LendEDU Guide: Personal Business Loans—How to Get One

When starting a business, it can feel like there are a million things to do. Most business...

Ultimate Guide for Veterans Looking to Start a Small Business

For veterans who possess an entrepreneurial spirit, who are determined to succeed, and who want to...

LendEDU Guide: Student Loan Forgiveness – A Complete Guide

If you’re like most students, you probably took out student loans to help pay for your education....

LendEDU Guide: Income-Driven Repayment Plans for Federal Student Loans

An income-driven repayment plan is an option if you took out federal student loans to pay...

14 Students in Georgia Learn They All Won a Scholarship

Students from a high school in Decatur, Ga. got the surprise...

Grant for Your Pet’s Veterinary Bills

The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit association that...

Future Value Home Financing

In real estate, it is said, the three most important factors are location, location, and location. What if you’ve found a home that is in a prime location, but the property itself is not in such good shape? This is going to become a more common phenomenon, as more and more foreclosures come onto the market. Many of these homes were once nice places in good locations, but as money problems increased, the mortgagee often neglected repairs

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Deadline Is Approaching for $12,000 Education Grants

prestigious scholarship deadlineThe Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) is a $12,000 grant award for women applicants of developing countries to pursue higher education in the USA and Canada. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

Applicants must be enrolled (in residence) at an accredited US or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2013-14 and intend to be enrolled for the 2014-15 academic year.

An MMMF grant covers a portion of the total costs for an academic year. Grant application deadline is January 15, 2014.

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Ultimate Guide for Veterans Looking to Start a Small Business

For veterans who possess an entrepreneurial spirit, who are determined to succeed, and who want to make their mark on the world, starting a small business can be a great option. The specific tasks and challenges of running a small business provide veterans with a strong sense of purpose and enable them to translate their unique knowledge, skills and experience — from their time in the military and from civilian life — into a profitable venture.For veterans and nonveterans alike, starting a small business is no easy task. However, those veterans who are determined to succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures will find the resources described in this guide a great help in starting or expanding their small business.

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14-year-old Boy Wins Fire Truck Grant

_JoshheadshotJoshua Chilcote in many ways is just your typical 14-year-old teenager. He attends high school where he runs track and plays soccer. He also listens to his iPod, talks on his cell phone, and plays video games just like every other kid his age. But unlike most of his peers, Joshua has accomplished something quite extraordinary: winning an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for a brand new fire engine.

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Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant Program. The Community Development Block Grant program was enacted into law as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The Community Development Block Grant Program’s main purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities to low- and moderate-income people. To this day, the Community Development Block Grant Program remains the principal source of revenue for localities to utilize in devising flexible solutions to prevent physical, economic, and social deterioration in lower-income neighborhoods and communities throughout the nation.

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How Startups Such as Dropbox, Airbnb, Groupon, and Others Acquired Their First Users

Do you wonder how startups start building their customer bases? Even companies that are well-known today struggled to gain traction, and some employed clever ideas to build momentum.

You may be able to use some of these ideas for your own (for-now) small business.

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One-time Grants and Renewable Grants

Congratulations–you got a grant! Now is it a one-time grant, or is it renewable? And if it’s renewable, what do you have to do to receive the next round of funding? Each allotment of grant money has its own set of conditions. One of these addresses what happens when the funding period has elapsed. One of the possibilities is that it may be one-time funding, and that you aren’t eligible to reapply in future funding cycles.

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Government Grants for Jobs in Rural America

Government Grants for Jobs in Rural AmericaAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of organizations in 11 states for loans and grants to support job creation efforts and business development, and to strengthen economic growth in rural communities.

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Should You Include Politics in Your Government Grant Proposals?

I get a lot of questions about government grant proposals, and I’ve reviewed a fair number of them. I’ve seen some instances where people want to make a grand political statement as part of their government grant request or making the basis of their funding request kind of a pushback against some public policy that they don’t agree with.

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How to Tell a Story Effectively for a Powerful Grant Proposal

Another article, A Good Grant Proposal Tells a Story, describes the benefits of creating an interesting narrative in your grant proposal. Briefly, you get a grant more easily if your proposal tells a story. Most of us are not born storytellers, so we need to learn the elements of a good story, the order to present them, the purpose of each, and how to convey them all in the most effective way.

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A Business Plan Can Be Your Best Friend

One thing that many entrepreneurs have in common is a dread and distaste for the thought of writing a business plan. I want to change your mind about that and tell you why a good business plan can be one of the best friends your current or future business could possibly have. One of the most important things that you can know about a business plan is that you most likely will not get any funding for your business without one,

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Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.

There’s a saying that originated in old Hollywood in the 1930s: “Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.” You know what? That’s great advice for business and real estate investing too, and when you’re looking to get a grant. From the very beginning, in every transaction, it’s to your benefit to treat others with kindness and respect. Of course, that’s just the right

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Writing a Business Plan? 13 Challenges to Overcome

Starting a business? Entrepreneurs know that dreaming up a business idea is the easy part — it’s making your dreams come to fruition that’s the real challenge. And one of the first steps to taking on that challenge is creating a business plan, a task that can be pretty daunting no matter how great your idea is. Whether you write it yourself or let us help you, this is helpful information to know!

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LendEDU Guide: Personal Business Loans—How to Get One

When starting a business, it can feel like there are a million things to do. Most business owners are focused on the product or service they are providing to the world, but there are financial concerns around almost every corner. One of the most crucial aspects of running a business is having access to affordable financing. In some cases, it may make sense to turn to personal business loans. This handy guide will help you secure the funding that your business needs.

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Learn a Second Language

Learning a second language can be beneficial to you in a number of ways. There can be government grants to help you become bilingual or better, and knowing multiple languages can help you be better qualified for government grants or scholarships. There are plenty of advantages to knowing more than one language too. You may have the opportunity to study a new language at a college, in adult education classes, in community outreach programs, or other venues.

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Get Free Marketing Help for Your Business–Government Grant-Sponsored Agencies Are Ready to Help!

Marketing business salesGood marketing is key to the success of most businesses. This is true when you’re just starting out because nobody beyond your circle of family and friends knows about you. It’s also true for existing or long-established businesses. You want to give your current customers and reason to keep coming to you, and you want to attract new business as well.

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Vets can continue to serve by starting a business

One of the most impactful ways veterans can keep serving their country is by starting a business. It allows them to channel their talents, support their families, build their communities, and put their fellow veterans to work. One out of every 10 American businesses today is owned by a veteran, and 5.8 million Americans owe their job to a veteran. Among the most patriotic things any American can do is hire a veteran.

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Can Home Schooled Students Get College Scholarships? – Part 2

homeschooling-your-kids Grant funding expertIn part 1 of this article, we looked at the special considerations homeschoolers need to take to find funding for college. We saw that some research and preparation are necessary, but that the funding is there.

Now, here is a sample of 10 high quality grants and scholarships that homeschoolers are eligible to apply for. There are many more, but this gives you a good idea of what is available.

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