Grant Secrets for Business

Micro Finance Resource for South Africa Business Funds

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Students Across the United States to Receive Grants

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High Hopes for Government Grants to Revive Detroit

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State Government Grants for Australian Small Businesses

The Best State Government Grants for Australian Small Businesses 2In a...

State Government Grants for Australian Small Business

The Best State Government Grants for Australian Small Businesses 1When most...

Microfinance for the Entrepreneur

Microfinance for the Entrepreneur-jobs-act-increase-diversity-investorsWhat does microfinance lending have to do with...

Government Grants for Jobs in Rural America

Government Grants for Jobs in Rural AmericaAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today...

Grants for Businesses Relocating to Northamptonshire

grants for businesses relocating to NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) has joined...

Canadian Small Business Grants for Hiring Recent IT / Web / Graphic Design Graduates

Canadian Small Business Grants for Hiring Recent IT-Web-Graphic Design GraduatesAfter months...

A – Z of Australia Business Tips

A - Z of Australia Business TipsA is for the Australian Business Licence...

Organic Farming Grants for Women

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Grant Funding Helps Nevada Businesses

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Australian Government Grants Pay Workers to Relocate

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UK Government Funds Elite Cyber Security Warriors

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UK Contractors: Are You Missing Out on Government Grants?

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Winning Grants and Free Support for Your Business

Winning Grants and Free Support for Your BusinessLooking for money for your UK-based company? In this article, Phil Mitchell provides some tips for securing business funding in the UK and explains what he calls the RAPP process.

There are many opportunities for businesses to obtain free support and grants, both at start-up and during growth and development. However, keeping up to date with what is available is a task in itself, with schemes appearing and disappearing on a regular basis. Competition is high and success does not come easy. However, if you follow the RAPP process when applying for grants and support, you will improve your chance of success.

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Grants to help young Vermonters find jobs

grants for vermont youthMore than 200 at-risk young Vermonters will find summer employment thanks to a federal grant program, with the focus on those who are no longer in school.

The Vermont Department of Labor has awarded grants totaling $100,000 to eight organizations from Burlington to Bennington. They will use the money to offer education and on-the-job training to Vermonters ages 16 to 24, with training in a broad array of fields ranging from early childhood development to forestry. One official said, “We’re trying to create independent citizens who have the skills needed to get a job and have a career and be a success at it.”

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Australian Government Grants Pay Workers to Relocate

moving-to-australia-guideRelocation government grants will be offered to up to 600 workers, to move to areas of mining or farming labour shortages in Australia. Apprentices and some skilled workers will be offered payments to help them move to regional areas to take up vacant jobs in industries like farming and mining.

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Celebrate Lemonade Day!

lemonade-dayGet ready to celebrate Lemonade Day! What’s that, you ask? Lemonade Day is a national movement that teaches youth how to start, own, and operate their own business through the real-world experience of a lemonade stand. Inspiring kids to set a goal, create a plan, work that plan and achieve success, they are also taught to spend some, save some, and share some of their profits.

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Trust, but Verify

Most of us want to live in the kind of world where other people have the same good character traits as we do. We expect honesty, mutual respect, and ethics. There are lots of people who live up to these standards, but some who will fall short. Especially in business and real estate dealings, it’s smart to have cordial, professional working relationships, but to also protect your own interests at the same time.

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State Government Grants for Australian Small Businesses

The Best State Government Grants for Australian Small Businesses 2In a previous article, we discussed how states can be a rich resource for grant funding and looked at two states in the east. Now, we’ll move south and west to see what’s available elsewhere in Australia.

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Seeing through the Grant Reviewers’ Eyes

How do you think a grant reviewer will see your proposal? Try putting yourself mentally in the place of the reviewer, keeping in mind that he or she has no emotional attachment to your idea, nor any prior background knowledge of why your project would be a good one.Here, we get some hints and insights from professional grant reviewers about what their preferences and pet peeves are (adapted from research by Purdue University).

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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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55 or Older? Looking for Work? You’re in Luck!

In the United States, there are laws against job discrimination based on age. Cases of discrimination can be difficult to prove, but there’s some anecdotal indication that older workers are finding themselves frozen out of an already tough job market. Career advisors are now even giving pointers on tweaking résumés to

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UK Contractors: Are You Missing Out on Government Grants?

unionJackGovernment grants available to help construction companies innovate and diversify are not being applied for, according to new research published by Constructionline and Capita Symonds.

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Government Money for Aboriginal Businesses in Canada

Aboriginal Canadians is a term that encompasses members of First Nations tribes, Inuit, and Métis. These are distinct groups, but one thing they have is common is that there is government money available in Canada for business needs. In fact, the federal government has an online tool to search for government money.

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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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State Government Grants for Australian Small Business

The Best State Government Grants for Australian Small Businesses 1When most businesses think of government grants, they tend to opt for the big end of town – but that’s a mistake.

State governments are an untouched treasure trove of free money for small business. With grants providing money for innovation and commercialisation in industries from manufacturing to biotechnology, there is plenty of money to go around.

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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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I Love New York… for Business Grants and Subsidies

I Love New York for Business Grants and SubsidiesNew Yorkers often gripe about the cost of doing business in the state. Not to take away from the pastime of complaining, but when it comes to government grants and subsidies, there are a lot of tax dollars flowing to businesses in the Empire State.

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, a unit of the Department of Commerce that also calculates gross domestic product data, shows that businesses in New York receive the second-largest amount of government subsidies in the country.

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Know Your Government Grant Proposal

The key to receiving grant funding is the grant proposal. The grant proposal is the way that you tell the grant funder who you are, show that you’re worthy of grant funding, and describe how you plan to carry out the activities required to get the grant funding. Grant proposal is a catch-all term, but there actually are several types of proposals.

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Deadline Approaching to Apply for Summer Hiring Grant

_hire-meThe Canada Summer Jobs program helps Canada’s younger people develop employable skills and gain necessary work experience, and the deadline to apply is approaching.

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Using Grants Cumulatively

Everyone wants to get the really big grants. However, if you focus exclusively on these, you may miss out on funding your project. A different approach is to seek several smaller grants, which are more commonly found and may have less competition. An effective way to do this is to divide your project into parts that function independently.

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