There is free money out there for your business.The trick is learning how to ask for it.If you are looking for money for an existing or new enterprise, you’re likely to encounter difficulties finding grant funding, but it’s not impossible.
Search for the Exceptions
Grants are generally given to non-profit organizations for programs and services that benefit the community or specific group of the general public.
Most funding institutions don’t provide grants to individuals who will use the proceeds to start or develop a for-profit business.
As with any rule, there are exceptions.
But usually when an individual does secure a grant that assists his or her enterprise, it is typically for a very specific objective — such as developing products that improve the quality of healthcare — and not general operating purpose. Finding potential funders and reviewing requests for proposals takes time. Lots of time. We’ll do the grunt work and find warm leads that are just right for your organization.
HERE’S OUR PROCESS:
Making an Impact
We first look over your existing grant materials as well as the application you’re planning to submit. From this, we determine a price estimate for the project.
Once the contract with price estimate is signed, we work to fill any gaps in the existing grant materials. Again working closely with your team or a designated point of contact, we review and finalize the grant, making sure its information is accurate and current.
Working closely with your team or a designated point of contact, we write the grant application to fit the funder’s requirements. We can help with the submission process, though often we encourage clients to submit grants themselves so that they are the final point in the chain of submission.