Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Oscapes, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Oscapes

    Oscapes LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 60

    Has anyone gotten or requested for a government grant to help fund their lco business? I just wanted to know if it was possible or a realistic choice. If so, what are the logistics of it.
  2. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    There is no such thing. Get out there and shake the bushes and find some customers. Some people will tell you it's posible but their just jerking your chain, so they can laugh at you for believing them. You'll find a Gov. grant the same day you find Big Foot.
  3. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,852

    on the 1-10 realism scale, maybe a 1. for the most part, government programs are set-up to aid non-profits.

    the 1 out of the 10 comes into play if you are of native america descent, you could do something fairly complicated. it involves purchasing land from a small farm town through some obscure, prior settlement of the area, building a casino, and then funneling the money from said casino into your lco business. since i see you are from ohio, you might try the town of botkins. it's apparently ripe for it. ;)
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    You would be better off in a 7-11 on the Lotto

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    I checked into something like this once, it was a county program for new small businesses. There were a lot of stipulations and conditions you had to agree to before getting into the program. It may have made sense if I was opening a restaurant, but to start an LCO, it would have been more hassle than it was worth.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have looked into small business loans with the government, and the paperwork and procedure to apply for it is not worth it I feel

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