If I could develop the perfect product, I’d start a business.
It’d probably have to do with food. Ideas include low-carb chocolate that actually tastes good, organic Slurpees or a wine-and-cheese package — you know, already paired.
However, I don’t have the money for that. Nor do I know anything about the food industry, but that’s not the point.
But maybe you have the time — and the perfect business plan — but just need some money to push you along?
Or do you have a business you’re struggling to get off the ground? Resisting a high-interest loan or giving part of the power to an investor?
Applying for a business grant might be your perfect solution.
Many grants cater to various demographics, and because I’m all about empowering women, I compiled a list of six grants for women-owned businesses.
5 Small Business Grants for Women
If you’re a woman who has a business or wants to start one, take a gander at these grants.
If the application window isn’t open yet, set a reminder. You’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to craft the perfect application and gain a competitive edge.
1. #Girlboss Foundation Grant
Awarded biannually to female entrepreneurs chasing their creative dreams — including design, fashion, music and the arts — the #Girlboss Foundation Grant honors forward-planning.
If selected, you’ll win $15,000 and business exposure through #girlboss channels.
Apply now to be eligible for this spring’s award. It’s free to apply, and you just need to enter the basics: name, contact information, a description of your project, the amount of money you need and an end goal.
2. The Amber Grant
Each month, The Amber Grant‘s panel of judges grants a winner $2,000. Then, at the end…