Small Businesses

Grants to Women-Owned Businesses for DOT Contracts

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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

100000 To Help You Get More Government Money

it’s not strange, it’s the government. The U.S. Dept. Transportation (DOT) has money to give small businesses who are trying to figure out how to sell their products and services to the government. This is how the government works. You don’t have to understand it, you just have to use it. If you have a product or service to sell, see if you can get money to figure out how to sell it to the DOT.

Visit: osdbuweb.dot.gov/business/mp/miphtml28.html

Venture Capital to Start a Small Business Overseas

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1500000 Grant To Organizations Who Help Small Businesses in Small Towns

The Rural Business Opportunity Grants program offers over $8 million in grants to non-profit organizations, who in turn give the money to entrepreneurs to start businesses in small towns. Find out what groups in your area have this money for you to use. Contact Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA, Specialty Lenders Division, STOP 3225, Room 6767, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20250, 202-720-1400

Visit: www.rurdev.usda.gov

Low Interest Loans for Eligible Energy Technologies

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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

Help in Obtaining Federal Contracts for Small Businesses

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Working Capital for Small Businesses

who have trouble getting money and are run by women, minorities, or people with disabilities in Arkansas. See the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs that is financed by Levi Strauss and Winthrop Rockefeller.

Visit: www.arkansas.gov/adfa/programs/dbep.html