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Are you having trouble finding startup business grants? If so, you are like thousands of other businesses.
Well, hold onto your hats -- we've got a revolutionary new idea for you.
First, this isn't for beginners. Do you
If you can honestly answer Yes to these three questions, then here's your answer for finding grants for startup businesses: Start your own non-profit organization.
Others have done it. While the paperwork isn't easy, it is do-able. You will need non-profit status from both the federal and state authorities, and should use an attorney to assist with this.
You will also need the ability to research and apply for available grants from all sources, federal, state, local, public and private. Most don't advertise their existence, but many are included in various directories. And you can also accept private tax free donations from local leaders.
Set out a plan for foundation, just as you would with any business. Show organizations and individuals just how effectively their dollars will benefit your region.
That's exactly what Cindy Ayers-Elliott did in Greenville, Mississippi. Her Delta Foundation provides funds to businesses that just otherwise would not be available. Funding for the Delta Foundation comes from the Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and from money generated through buying equities in companies.
The Delta Foundation is using its business grants for a new senior living center or medical facility. Also, the facility that the Foundation renovated houses a business incubator, office space for two business and classrooms for computer and technology training.
Your foundation should aim for no less. This is no huckster operation. This is real. And there is so much need throughout the storm damaged areas of the US and the world, that it may be a very real option for many entrepreneurs.
Research your options thoroughly. Your startup business grants could range from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of dollars for each business. The grants are limited only by your ability to oversee the distribution of funds.
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