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Free Money

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Skimastr105, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Has anyone tried getting grants to help cushion the cost of starting up their business, or expanding - or does anyone know of someone who has tried this?

    What have your experiences been?

  2. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    nothings ever free
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    This site is,at lease for us.:)
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    There out there.....

    there are a ton of Government aid programs.... I have checked in to them but it's a TON of red tape.....

    If you start NOW your Childern may ...........may.............MAY get the money
  5. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    We did explore the options of grants and found that a software called "Grantseeker Pro" is the best at tracking down what grants you are eligible or could benefit from. It is a $100 software and I still have it, but rarely use it because 99% of the grants we are eligible for are agricultural grants and require a farm or food supply to be approved for. If you were released from a prison within the last 18 mos. and served over 18 mos. you can get one there, but I hope that's not your case???

    Not to mention that the paperwork you must generate to get a grant makes a Business Plan look like a 500 word term paper. Stats, exit clauses, charts, marketing strategies, and outside professional mentors are all prerequisites. Then, a quarterly report and it's like being on welfare (breathing down your neck).

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