As a small business owner, you might need to increase your business with more capital and sometimes the only source of that capital will be either through loan or grant.

Loan for small business might not be patronized by small business owners since some lending houses or banks will always require that the small business owners have some thing tangible to keep as collateral.

To help small business owners like women to get grant for their businesses, Business grants have been provided that only women can apply for.

BUSINESS GRANTS FOR WOMEN

The Amber women business Grants:

Annually,  $1,000 is given to a business own by a women by Amber Grant. For you to win thisbusiness grant, you need to have a pool of fans or friends since the grant involves voting and ther peoplewith the highest vote wins for that year. Click HERE TO APPLY 

The InnovateHer Challenge business women grant:

InnovateHer Challenge is funded by the SBA for women entrepreneurs that comes up every year. Three winners always emerge, with first person receiving $40,000, second winning $20,000, and third being granted $10,000.

In InnovateHer Challenge, any type of business is eligible to apply, but businesses that are owen by women and their social problems are considered most. Click HERE TO APPLY

 

The Eileen Fisher Community Partnerships Grant for women

These grants is provided quarterly, and it can be up to $2,500. To be eligible for this grant, your business must be useful to the community. Click HERE TO APPLY 

 

Cartier Women’s Initiative grant

Cartier Women’s Initiative grant has 21 finalists, 3 from each of the known 7 regions of the world. All the 21 business finalists get personalized coaching, training, networking opportunities, and media visibility. Click HERE TO APPLY

 

Open Meadows Foundation women Grant Program

The Open Meadows Foundation provides women grants up to $2,000 to small women businesses that are focused on improving their communities, and have a good need for the grant money. Click HERE TO APPLY 

 

Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship

The Tory Burch Foundation provides a fellowship program to some business owners, it is not just a grant, because it offers more with training and mentorship in a 3 day workshop an also provides networking opportunities with successful entrepreneurs.  Individual fellow is awarded a $10,000 grant. Click HERE for more information 

 

We also have business grants being given to veterans after their service

VETERANS BUSINESS GRANTS 

The Streetshares Foundation

Streetshares Foundation is the known  online source for veteran grants. They provides grants and loans for small businesses run be veterans or their spouses. Click HERE for more information 

 

Grant Watch business grant

Though Grant Watch do not provide grants themselves, but keeps bringing vital information of new grants that are available for veterans. Click HERE for more information 

 

There are other business grants which is not only for women which you can apply also. Click HERE for other business grants 

 

Now is time to answer some questions which might be going through your mind.

HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR A BUSINESS GRANT?

For you to win any grant, you must be qualified or eligible for that grant. Each  grant providers do specify which businesses are eligible to win the grants they provide. So any one who met the criteria for such business grants can win and will then have great chance of winning too.

 

WILL I HAVE TO PAY BACK BUSINESS GRANTS?

In loans, you are required to pay back the money you are given and sometimes with interest too. But in grant, you don’t need to pay back the issued money. So NO you are not paying back.

IS THERE LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT OF GRANTS I CAN APPLY FOR?

There are no laws which stipulates the number of grant an individual can apply for. Some grants providers or grant sponsor may even advice you to pick from other forms of grant which the provide too.

Since some grants might not be enough to fund your business, it becomes necessary that business owners seek for more grants providers. So no limit in terms of number.

DO YOU NEED CREDIT TO GET A GRANT?

You only need credit to establish your business to the point you apply for the grant since grant is only given to established businesses.

HOW MUCH CAN I GET FROM GRANT?

There is no specific amount that a grant must be. The amount varies depending on the type of business grants. Some may be $1000 while some will be as high as $50,000

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