Do You Have to Hire a Government Grant Writer?
I was sitting in a Starbucks working the other day and a person who recognized me came up and said she was looking for a government grant to start a business and asked if she should hire a government grant writer to help her. My immediate reaction was NO¦¦.
I asked her why in the world was she thinking of hiring a government grant writer when she doesn’t even know yet where to go to get a government grant or what the government grant application looks like. It putting the cart before the horse and a waste of time. The reality is that you may or may not need a government grant writer. So why waste time finding one if you may never need one. What you have to concentrate on is finding a place that may give you a government grant. Once you find that you can worry about everything else.
It’s easy to get side tracked into spending time on things that seem relevant but aren’t. And all this does is postpone the problem. And the problem is œWhere Is The Money? don’t you dare spend any time figuring out if you need more help once you find the money, or even how you may spend the money. All those questions are irrelevant is you can’t find the money. Spend every ounce of your energy finding the place where you are going to apply for the money. The rest will fall into place.
By the way. If you have trouble filling out an application for money, don’t hire a consultant. Go to the office that is handing out the money or if you are a member of my money club, ask your free librarian. The are obligated to help you fill out your application. They are in the best position to know what should be on the application because they are the ones giving you the money.