Grant Secrets for Business

Your Work Might Speak for Itself, but Is Anyone Listening?

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The World is Your Marketplace: Government Grants for Exporting

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Help for Women’s Businesses in the United States

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You Can Influence Where Your Government’s Money Goes

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Using Grants Cumulatively

Everyone wants to get the really big grants. However, if...

Tips for the Budget Section of Your Grant Proposal

One of the key parts of a grant proposal is...

Develop Your Funding Ideas First

I sometimes have students who are gung-ho to get a...

Seeing through the Grant Reviewers’ Eyes

How do you think a grant reviewer will see your...

Tip: What If Your Proposal Is Rejected?

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Should You Hire A Grant Writer?

If you are having difficulty deciding whether or not to...

Hidden Grants

Did you know that many local governments have grants...

A Business Plan Can Be Your Best Friend

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New Business Grants in the United States

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New Business Grants in Canada

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Fast, Easy Business Loans for Online Sellers

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Up to $35M in Grants Available to Assist Workers and Communities Affected by Changes in the Energy Sector

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of up to $35.5 million to help communities and workers successfully adapt to changes in the coal industry and power sector. The grant is being made available as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization initiative — known as POWER — led by the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Agency.

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£1m Grant Fund Allocates Its First 50 Grants to Local Firms

The Business Grant Fund, provided by St Helens Council, offers grants to both start-ups and established businesses and can provide between £500 and £10,000 to assist small to medium-sized firms expand and create jobs. To date, 50 local companies have benefited from more than £125,000 of grant funding for a wide range of business development projects, helping to support the creation of 72 new jobs in the borough.

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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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Government Grants to Help Canadian Firms Export Technology

science-mathAs the population ages in Canada and elsewhere, the need for advanced medical technology grows worldwide. Canada has made some important strides in this field and, thanks that government grants, private companies in Ontario will now have an easier time sharing their technologies and products with the rest of the world.

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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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Students Across the United States to Receive Grants

GreenProjectMatchMaking-GrantsForty teams of graduate and undergraduate students from across the country are each receiving a $15,000 government grant for research proposals that develop solutions to real-world water and environmental challenges. The government grant funding, provided through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I grants, was recently announced by the Agency.

“The P3 program offers a unique opportunity for students to develop and showcase innovative designs for environmental solutions,” said Lek Kadeli, principal deputy assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “As we enter the 10th year of the government grant program, the ingenuity and passion of the students continue to provide solutions that protect health and the environment while spurring economic development.”

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Top 10 Government Giveaways (Smart Investments) to Ohio Corporations

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The government gives away money for things it considers important. Here are the ten biggest federal grants to for-profit companies in Ohio in the last ten years. The Northeast Ohio Media Group downloaded and sorted the numbers from USASpending.gov, a government database.

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Canadian Government Funding for Your Small Business Innovations

If you have innovative ideas or plans for technological advances in your Canadian small business, you may qualify for government money and technical assistance. The National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) provides technology advice, assistance, and services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to help with building innovation

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Are You at Risk for a Tax Audit?

If you’re an American who pays taxes, at tax time and throughout the year, you need to be aware of what may trigger audits from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). First, though, be aware that in general, your chances of being audited are only about 1.5% if you’re just an average taxpayer. There are, however, some so-called “red flags” that may increase the odds that you’ll be picked for an audit.

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Grants for Businesses Relocating to Northamptonshire

grants for businesses relocating to NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) has joined Northamptonshire County Council in launching Locate, a new initiative devised to attract companies to the region.

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How the Job Bank Can Help You

Are you looking for a job or need skills training? If you are unemployed or would like to transition into a different career, the Canadian government offers a number of programs to help you succeed. You can get help deciding on a career, finding a part-time or full-time job, upgrading your skills through training and education, or even learning how to run your own business.

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Grant Funding for Innovative Individuals and Businesses in England

Grants for individuals and grants for small businesses are available in England for people and organizations that want to develop innovative technology. Through a charity called Nesta, you can receive investment and grant funding to help bring your ideas to life. Besides grants and investments, Nesta also offers access to research, networking, and a pool of skilled subject matter experts.

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You Can Influence Where Your Government’s Money Goes

Each of us is just one person, and sometimes we can feel powerless against giant institutions, especially bodies of government. After all, they’re notorious for being bureaucratic and staffed by uncaring workers who take pleasure in thwarting citizens, right? The politicians are no better, promising everything to get elected, then forgetting about us little people once they’re in.

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Young Canadian Entrepreneurs Discuss Business Grants

Young Canadian Entrepreneurs Discuss Business Grants at G20 Youth SummitIn July, 2014, thirteen young Canadian entrepreneurs attended the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit in Sydney, Australia. Rebecca Palmer, a Barrie, Ontario-based serial entrepreneur and founder of the Triigo Project, wrote this firsthand report of the key issues and initiatives that resulted.

“Our mission was to encourage the G20, B20 leaders, and the United Nations, to adopt strategies that facilitate youth entrepreneurship as a solution to high youth unemployment rates – 13.6 per cent in Canada – and reduce youth employment below 10 per cent globally by 2030.

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Will my business idea be successful?

While there are no guarantees any startup business will be successful, a good first step to determine if an idea makes sense before proceeding with an investment of time and resources is to do a venture feasibility study.

Success-FailureA venture feasibility study analyzes an idea from several perspectives: market opportunity, competition, resources available, resource gaps, financial viability, operational issues, intellectual property rights, development timeline, and technology needs. Are there enough customers willing to buy your products, often enough, at a profitable price that your business can pay all expenses and provide a decent living wage to owners? If not, the business idea is not feasible.

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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 to the workplace easier.

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