Grant Money for Entrepreneurs

It seems like nowadays you see more and more ads in various places online that use the terms “weird tricks” or “shocking reports” as part of their advertising.  Websites claiming to blow the cover wide open on a variety of subjects in addition to strange methods on how to accomplish various things seem to be popping up everywhere.

After awhile, I found myself to be immediately repelled from such postings thinking that exposure to another online scam was imminent.   As with anything if there is one person proclaiming the wonders of “whatever” there would be someone else saying that the same things was a bunch of gibberish.

This led me to remember a book I came across by Matthew Lesko that claimed it had all sorts of listings showing where you could apply for government-funded grant money.  The potential uses for the grant money listed were numerous, ranging from producing an independent film to starting a business.   If memory serves me right, some years back I did send off for some materials that supposedly would show me how to get something started (can’t remember what it was!).  My recommendation is to be somewhat leery if you are asked to pay any money upfront for items such as “Grant Kits.”

Now if you decide to move forward and attempt to obtain government grant money, I recommend that you deal directly with the agency involved.  You may find that just obtaining any funding (with the understanding that it would have to be paid back) may also be an acceptable option.  One agency you can research is the Small Business Administration.  Another website you can research for potential funding is KickStarter.com.   This is a place where you can promote your idea for a

Logo of the U.S. government's Small Business A...

Logo of the U.S. government’s Small Business Administration. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

start-up project (see the page for more specific information) and who knows, you just may end up getting the funding you need.  Check it out.

Another option to consider would be to network with like-minded individuals such as yourself and swap ideas.  It never hurts to link up with those who have “been there and done that.”  In addition, there is an added trust factor that can develop when you deal with people directly.  Network Baby Network!!

So if you run into hurdles with your fund-raising ventures, don’t give up.  Seek out all avenues that are available.  Think Law of Attraction!

Best Wishes to you and by all means send me a comment to let me know how your experiences pan out!

 

 

p.s.  The icon below may prove to be a useful link to some extra information.

 

 

 

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