Qualifying for Small Business Grants

There are millions and millions of U.S dollars available for individuals who desire to start a small business of their own. Government programs as well as private entities make these monies available in the form of grants.

Many grants made available for small businesses are created as somewhat of a motivational tool. The idea is to create a sense of desire for entrepreneurs to move forward and start a business of their own. It is also an effective tool used to encourage expansion of existing small businesses. There are several sources available to help you to determine if you or your small business qualifies for a grant.

The greatest benefit of the grants for small businesses is that there is no requirement to pay them back. This presents an inspiring sense of direction for any start-up business or small business in need of expansion. The opportunity to build or grow their business with free money is a positive influence from any point of view.

There is a sense of hope from the government that the growth and production of small businesses will give the economy the nourishment it needs. Annual government downsizings and cutbacks that are experienced still manage to have economic growth as the force point of the curve. There is a great deal of money available in the grants that are awarded by the government and qualifying for those grants is all that needs to be done.

There are a few qualifying factors that could put you in line for a small business grants. Minorities can qualify for grants because of the fact that they are a part of a minority. There are a few age appropriate grants that target people in a certain age group. One of those age criteria is geared towards seniors over the age of 60 or 65 who want to start their own business. You may be surprised to learn how many grants are available for people with bad credit ratings!

This is only a portion of the circumstances of which grant funding targets. The first step in qualifying is of course in locating these grants. Find out which ones apply to your specific situation and unique condition. Search the state and local level to begin your application process.

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  1. Dear Sir/Madam,I have worked for many people and now I am happy to read through your article so encouraging for some people who want to be independent.I have been longing for my personal business but I had no where to get support for foundation.May you hear my cry and uplift me from this situation with a grant of $ 10.000 which can buy me a mini bus for transport.I am now 45 years and I feel comfortable when I am self employed.Thank you for your consideration and I will be happy and ready to listen to your advice.Tel.0782533019

  2. dear sir madam greetings from uganda luweero district I m a fish farming I M
    SUCKING possible grant to push my farming waiting your reply ..May you hear my cry because Im tak long tim and im trry and ferire.
    i have A 1 pond.i sip and long time and I try to such.please help me

    telphon +256772383933

  3. I,m YIGA Ivan,in need of financial assistance to construct teacher,s hostel.I kindly request for your financial rescue.thank you.I,m based in Uganda.

  4. We are Purity care Investments formed for rejected people in community and the situation of people vulnerable,old aged,widows,orphans,youths,sex,water,toilet,hiv/aids,hunger,poverty,farm etc.So we would need assistance for the work of PCI for development in Africa and the life of people rejected and education.Together we can build the world together for living of people the world is people please looking the life of people in world.
    contact:puritycarepci@gmail.com
    Chingola,Copperbelt,Province
    Zambia,Africa.

  5. Very good information
    We need your help for growing our women economic development at regional level.

  6. I am churchill, a kenyan and a founder of six support groups of people living with HIV/AIDS,four OVCs support groups,four widows/widowers support groups

  7. am churchill, a kenyan and a founder of six support groups of people living with HIV/AIDS,four OVCs support groups,four widows/widowers support groups and two over 55 years of age groups.i need a way fore ward to keep these people intact through an income generating activity and the only viable option is SUNFLOWER OIL PROCESSING MACHINE.Kindly take us through this dream that we have all both shared together.
    churchil of HOMA BAY COUNTY
    E Mail-ogwedhipeople@yahoo.com

  8. I am a fish farmer who need financial assistance to get fingerlies and buy feed that can feed 3000 fingerlies

  9. Morning sir/ma,
    I\’m Akinde Akeem a graduate of printing technology from yaba college of technology, yaba. Ever since my graduation, I\’ve been struggling to get my foot on ground but all prove abortive due to lack of capital and the banking industry is not approachable due to the high rate in the interest rate. Series of Heidelberg printing machines have been sent to me but I\’m incapacitated to pay for it.
    I approached a friend of mine to help me who informed me about the business grant which I\’ve no knowledge of before.
    Sir/ma, I will be glad and oblige if you could assist me with grant to purchase this machine and set my firm which I will also Employ people to work with me.
    Thank you, God bless you, amen.
    Akinde Akeem
    Lagos, Nigeria.

  10. I\’m Herbert from Uganda I\’m requesting for grant to start my Farm project {poultry; layers and Broilers} chicken

  11. Golden Opportunity for me to change the living standard.
    I am so glad to learn about the funding opportunity.
    Please contact me from time to time.

    Cheers

    Sawang Piono

  12. I am a community large scale coffee project coordinator and I just think that there\’s hope in wealth creation through this opportunity.

    Cheers
    Sawang Piono

  13. good day I am a 19 year old in South Africa that started my own funeral business to help the farm workers and low income people that can\’t afford a funeral to do it for a lot cheaper but I need funding. please can you help

  14. Hi,
    I\’m Minsen from Papua New Guinea. Will you send me a form which I can fill to apply for grant funds?
    Im interested.
    Thanks.

  15. Hi.

    My name is David. I\’m from Papua New Guinea.
    I would like to apply for a Small Business Grant,
    How should I apply for 1, could you send me infor?

    Thanks.

  16. I\’m FOLI Komla from Togo(west Africa.
    I would like to apply for a small Education Grant Projects .How should i apply and who would apply for.
    Thanks.

  17. I have started a poltry farm but I want to grow it into a big compony .need fund help I can\’t wait to produce jobs

  18. I have been looking forward to start a business for myself then relying heavily on government support because government support is not enough for everyone to share. Having a business for myself will be a step forward to creating wealth for one but at the same time will be able to assist family to start up their business since I can trust them to borrow money from me. I therefore, look at a support grant of $50 000.00 to start me off.

    Thank you very much

    Godfrey Jordan Abage

  19. Good day Sir. I\’m Mbobfeni Don Kwinana from Cape Town in the Western Cape South Africa. I\’m a farmer by trade. I\’m struggling to get funding to run my crop farming business. I needaproximately R700.000.00. I believe in the business that I\’m in. There is a huge market for it.

  20. My name is Jane S Msiska from Malawi. Iam a lady 48 years of age.. I have a bachelor\’s degree majoring in social Development at University of Livingstonia. Am running a small charitable Organisation which Based in Rumphi District in Malawi. We started in 2003,, with a nursery school. But currently this organisation through community participation have graduated to a full primary school,, built clinic .
    The aim of doing all these , the area is in remote set up and wanted to ;
    a. Reduce distance to neigjbouring schools, reduce cases of rape, reduce maternal death, reduce infant mortality rate, to reduce poverty and to reduce cases of climate change.

  21. Chaguwu Community Based Organisation is focusing to develop the area and to uplift the lives of women, girls and boys through it\’s objectives. This is important because women should take part in empowering their families, girls too should know their rights and know how to deal with issues of everyday . About empowerment, decision making , education , health and many more. This van be achieved only if girls have gone to school and mist be able to say no to some harmful cultures.

  22. i am a small entrepreneur located in kenya my business engaged in food processing
    and animal feeds ,and my position being operations manager, REGVERP investment also
    engaged in empowering small business,through educating , focusing industrial management a non profit program, and now intend to extend the program to cover a large area . i therefore seek serious corroborator very enger to take part in boosting this program with any quota . such a support will be highly appreciated .

  23. Am Molly Namulinda Namara from Uganda, aged 45years old. I have served in the Catering industry for 16 years, as a hotel worker, vocational institute instructor, an assessor in the same field of work. Currently am a proprietor/director for a Company House of Social Development Center, And an author.
    Am in request for a grant support of $ 5,000 to reach my authorial goals with the book I have written about Life Skills and Character development. Let me know what I need to present to qualify for the grant.

  24. Am sesaazi peterson from uganda based in wakiso district we started up a housing cooperative called wakiso destiny housing cooperative society, 35 in number to collecting monthly savings on the little we earn so that we can buy land,share equally and then we do the construction of the affordable houses of each member since in uganda its not common we there then facing alot of challenges.
    Am in a request for a grant to support our cooperative to make sure that dreams come true and with your help i know we will change so many people in uganda to create more housing cooperatives to have their own homes since many are renting.

  25. Dear Sir, I am from a small Pacific country Papua New Guinea. Like many other developing countries, just started a small retail business in a container box from sweat equity from scratches. I need some help to grow in terms of equipments, land and additional capital. Banks and friends cannot help due very poor security covers etc… difficult hard time financially. Desperately in of financial assistance with your grants for small business start-up.

  26. I am looking for a grant to expand my watermelon production from a quarter acre to 5 acres. It\’s a very promising project because of the high demand for melons.

    Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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  28. We are a financial company in Uganda – Africa helping economically active poor to start small businesses in rural and peri urban settings. We now desire to increase our concentration on Single Mothers and widows through providing soft loans to start up small businesses.

    We are seeking for support by way of funding to widen our outreach. Could your program be of help to this noble cause?

  29. I appreciate your good work. I am Kathambi a Kenyan lady aged 39 years, interested in starting a Multi-Agri Economic Project thus rearing of poultry and cattle keeping. Currently have got one cow and from my point of view when well managed and with addition of more, I can do better. Thus by constructing permanent structures and buying Chaff cutter machine, Installation of power, just a few to mention. I am in dire need of financial support (small business grants) in order for me to fulfill the above mentioned goal. Advice me on how to submit my proposal and what is required of me. Thank you.

  30. I am Nicholas Mutwiri from kenya looking for grant to expand my screenprinting business located in kenya.we deal with printing and branding of Tshirts, schools and company uniforms
    Am looking for $15000 to buy embroidery machine so as to expand the business and also create employment to our youth\’s
    Thanks in advance
    0727481489

  31. I am Nicholas Mutwiri from kenya 33years old looking for grant to expand my screenprinting business located in kenya.we deal with printing and branding of Tshirts, schools and company uniforms
    Am looking for $15000 to buy embroidery machine so as to expand the business and also create employment to our youth\’s
    Thanks in advance
    0727481489

  32. My name is Elijah Mbugua 42yrs old from Kenya looking for grant to expand my business /starting a maize milling company i have a foodstuffs and general provisions retail shop located in Kenya am looking for $50,000 to start a new company and start creating employment to unemployed youths.
    Thank you.

  33. Hallo. My name is etienne sarabia and i will expand a company in cleaning. A need a kapitall of 200 duizend dollars. If yo can i send every wat you need from my company. I live in curacao.
    And my cell 5999 512 28 64
    Axpand the company in the turist sector

  34. Dear Sir,my name is Henry Dei from Ghana please l need your financial support for an amount 5,000 Ghana Cidis to buy a motorcycle for transport services.I will be soo happy if you can help me,thank you very much.

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  39. Sir,
    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity you have given to me.
    I want to start up a business in my state (home appliances).with $40,000 I\’ll secure a store and purchase some goods to start this business.
    I would be very happy if my request is granted.
    From
    E.favour

  40. I have been looking forward to start a business for myself then relying heavily on government support because government support is not enough for everyone to share. Having a business for myself will be a step forward to creating wealth for one but at the same time will be able to assist family to start up their business since I can trust them to borrow money from me. I therefore, look at a support grant of $40 000.00 to start me off.

    Thank you very much

    majid yassin
    +256773630599

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  42. I \’am FABIAN FRANCIS MEHO NATIONALITY PAPUA NEW GUINEA FORMER STUDENT STUDY DIPLOMER AT PAPUA PROVINCE JAYAPURA UNIVERSITY IN COUNTRY INDONESIA , I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL HELP BECAUSE I COME FROM POOR FAMILY WHICH THEY CAN NOT SUPPORT ME TO PAY MY OUTSTANDING RENTAL COST FEE THE SUM OF RP.6.477.000.000,00(SIX MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY SEVEN RUPIAH) please assist me i have good vision for connect to work together promoting peace and justice in community and the country .Please wait for your call as soon as possible .Thank you very much for your kindness .my mobile NO. +(62)081344985480

  43. Hello I\’m looking for a business grant I don\’t have money to start at my community there are more people\’s looking for job. to start business many people can become happy I\’m live at maphumulo near stanger kzn I want to create jobs at my community I\’m a poor man I wish success any help I get I will become happy.from mthobisi phone number 0729245264

  44. we are a church organisation looking for funds to support our ophanage and womens agricuture programes

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