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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by cleancutccl, Sep 2, 2004.
anybody know anything about getting government grants for small businesses?
no but i would like to know as well!...good question
Yea, don't hold your breath. I've only heard of one guy getting a gov't grant to start his business. The rest of us are still wishing on falling stars and working our arses off to make it in this business.
There are several books about SBA loans. They are not as good as you would think for government loans. White, Richard M. The Entrepreneurs Manual ISBN:0-8019-6454-7 is a good business book, it explains a lot of the ins and outs of the venture capital biz. SBA also will have literature of thier own. The book though tells you how to secure both a gov. loan and private loans. A solid biz plan is a must or no one will touch it. Check your library first. That's where I found it, for free!
Goverment grants, the way we understand it is the goverment givs us a grant to start our business.
The way the goverment runs it is we give them money so they can stay in business.
Most people can't get them so the focus in books is usually on loans. Your local Corporation commission might have some info, possibly your chamber of commerce as well if they want to attact jobs to the area.
gives info about starting a business.
He wasn't asking about loans. He was asking about grants. Still, a SBL isn't such a bad option either. With the interest rates being so low for so long the banks are still quick to approve a SBL. Before you do anything you should do as out4now mentioned and put together a sound business plan.
I looked into it a couple years ago....dont waste your time.
Here is an older post with a bunch of good links on government grants.