Business Grants Basics
Small Business Grants
“Free” Doesn’t Mean Without Cost
There are Limited Options for Certain Circumstances
There aren’t as many business grants as you may assume, but if you know where to look, you can find some good ones. The Small Business Administration, local Small Business Development Centers, and Grants.gov are all excellent resources.
Many Grants are Only for Specific Types of Businesses and Owners
Even with grant options, the range of choices accessible to you depends on your situation. Some awards, for example, are solely available to businesses engaged in research and development. Other grants are intended to help minority or female-owned small companies. These requirements limit prospects for people who do not fall into one of these categories while increasing competition for those who do.
You Can Find Grants in Surprising Places
A Grant is Not Enough to Fund a Business Long Term
Don’t Give Up on Applying for Grants
Grants are Supplement Not Support