Federal Government

Venture Capital

Some people consider this money from angels, but they are known in the business world as venture capitalists. These are individuals, government-sponsored organizations or private organizations who invest in your business because it is a good idea. These people also want to own a percentage of your business. So they really become your partner. But remember, the point is you want to get your business going. Who cares if you have a partner? If a partner is going to make it happen, it is better than sitting at home with no business at all. The federal government has two major venture capital programs. You can go to these web sites to get a list of government sponsored angels to contact: Venture Capital for Small Businessand Venture Capital For Low Income. But you can’t stop there. There are thousands of other private and public venture capitalists who help small businesses. A good starting place for locating these people is a good reference librarian at your public library.

Visit: www.sba.gov/INV/overview.html

Get A 5000 Grant To Help You Write A Grant

that’s what the State of Arizona gives to small businesses to help them get a $250,000 federal government grant to work on their invention. We can all use help in getting grants, especially the big ones. See if your state office of economic development offers this kind of grant to help you get a grant.

Visit: www.azcommerce.com/webapps/press/current_release.asp?sID=217

See If You Qualify For Your State Health Care Programs

Every state has a number of health care programs that are paid for by federal and state government funding. Most of the programs have income requirements, but the maximum income can go up to $40,000 or more for a family. Every state has a number of programs to protect people in financial trouble. There are programs to help pay for food, help pay for day care, and help pay for medical.

Visit: www.cbpp.org/1-14-04tanf.htm