Are you having a little trouble getting the grants you need for your small business? Small Business Trends has a few tips to help you get started.
The difficulty in applying for a grant is knowing where to start. Instead of trying to do it all by yourself, try the following:
Go to local networking events. Ask around and see who has recently applied for (and won) grants.
Connect with others involved in the grant development process. In many small towns, this may be the town clerk, mayor’s office or some other local governing body.
Contact successful grant winners. You can find out about these from the local Chamber of Commerce, procurement websites or others in the business community. Unless you’re a direct competitor, most grant recipients will be willing to share lessons learned.
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