Small Business Grants for Women

It is a daunting task to sanction a business loan when you are particularly a woman but you must know there is a special grant quota from the US government towards women entrepreneurs. Are you looking forward to having a small business grant for your venturing plan? Why not opt for one loan from government funding?

Here is a complete layout of possible business grants from the government and some other sources along with a few statistical reports on small business grants for women.

business grants for women

"One culprit in untapped small-business funding is lack of awareness," according to Liz Wiedemann in her article "Small Businesses Take Advantage of Valuable Resources" in CIO Today.

Jeff Schuman of Home Biz Tools supports the observation that much funding intended for small businesses is often left untapped. He says that most people do not know there are millions of dollars in grants available from the government and other little-known organizations.

Ms. Wiedemann's article states that in 2007, $360 billion was available for women-owned businesses nationally. However, less than 15 percent of qualified businesses applied for a grant, according to the Web site, a resource for locating and applying for federal government grants.

In launching a small business, obtaining a loan often appears as the only choice for many people. Other potential resources are overlooked, however, says an article on the Web site The U.S. government supports small business startups and some qualifications -- being more than 65 years of age, a minority, or even having bad credit -- sometimes help, Mr. Schuman says.

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On June 4, the U.S. Senate passed a Budget Resolution that supports $101 million in additional funding for small business programs, including Women's Business Centers, which is intended to benefit America's entrepreneurs.

A woman-owned business is such that a woman owns 51% of such business, according to Andrew Bicknell in Ezone articles. It is recognized that women are beginning to enter the business world and own more and more businesses every day. According to an article by Arlene Schneider in Ezone articles, more than half of all small businesses are owned by women. And the increase in number of small businesses is increasing every year as a result of the rampant downsizing of larger companies. People are looking for alternative sources of income to cope with the realities of the world of employment.

But how does one find the money? According to Ms. Schneider, one wouldn't find government advertising; one has to go for the money and learn how to search for it.

According to Mr. Schuman, one can pay a hefty sum to hire somebody to get a grant, but one can also find Web sites that provide it, although the latter is a more time-consuming process. He acknowledges that it could be difficult for one to find a grant, more so, to find the right grant and the source of the funding, but it could be done, nonetheless -- using the Internet.

Even if one does not qualify for a government grant, there are organizations online that offer low-interest business loans or venture capital.

There is also an idea to make the process of getting grants easier: create a workable business plan. I consider this the most important part of any new business start-up. A business plan would allow grantors to make informed decisions in making grants. What makes the grants attractive, according to Mr. Bicknell says, is "the simple fact that business grants do not need to be repaid."

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  • agnes said on July 13, 2009
    please send me information on how i can apply for a business grant and whether this grant is open to all nationalities & locations around the world, thank you.
  • Shelia said on July 14, 2009
    I've been to and left with my head spinning! I can't make heads or tails of the information listed. To find a grant for a woman to start up a toy store is turning out to be impossibly difficult! HELP!
  • Diane said on July 19, 2009
    I am almost 56 and have the opportunity to farm. I am putting in sweat equity to clean up years of abuse. I would like to put in either olives, almonds, or grapes for wine. It will cost around $300k to develop the 80 acres. Is there a grant that can apply for to help fund my new business, thank you.
  • Dee said on September 4, 2009
    My family already owns a bait business and I want to open my own Bait shop and I need information about how to apply for help getting grants. Thanks you much.
  • hale said on September 17, 2009
    I need help to start a coffee shop on the beach front in muizenberg. the location is right, i have the premises but no money
  • shelley said on September 23, 2009
    I already have a bar and grill. But I don't want to lease the building anymore, and i need to bring everything up to date.
  • Davida said on November 9, 2009
    I went to but I really couldn't tell my head from my foot I just want some info on a transportation service for the people to get back and forth to doctor appt. please help me with this venture I'm over 54 and I need capital. Thanks
  • Linda Conner said on November 12, 2009
    Please send information on starting a fabric store for quilting and what grants that are available for a caucasian, 54 year young woman. I started quilting just a few years back and find having to travel around 15 to 20 miles to fabric stores a problem. Starting a shop of my own would be a dream come true if possible....
  • Wanda Mathewson said on December 22, 2009
    I need help to start up a franchise Bagel and Bakery Shop here in Valdosta, GA, USA. I have a location, have already talked to the franchise company - just need someone to help with the capital to build and startup. It's a AWESOME location - right off I-75 and will be a first for Valdosta as we have no independent bagel or bakery shop. Thank you.
  • Dawn Felts said on January 10, 2010
    I would like to start my own country store. I have most of the inventory but need financial help to get the bldg. up to par. Adams County, PA USA
  • Ava Spencer said on January 16, 2010
    I want to start a pawn shop in Alvarado, TX 76009. I own the land and building and am located just off the interstate across from a branch bank with a clear view to the major Hwy. The building is already handicapped accessible, has extensive parking, has a free wi fi station and has public restrooms....with a security system in place. I have had previous business'.....
  • Martina Payne said on February 16, 2010
    I would like to start a Feed Store in Brackettville, Tx 78832. It is a small ranching community and i was wanting some information on how i can get a grant or how i can start the business, I have already located a building.
  • Yolandi said on February 23, 2010
    I would like to start a driving school, I need money to start my business. Where can I apply for a government grant in South Africa in the Eastern cape. I already have a car, bur not by driving instructor license, by a valid EB code 8 driving license.
  • Uduakobong Uko said on March 31, 2010
    hello, i reside in Lagos, Nigeria. do i have access to these grants? i would like to start a recharge card printing business, poultry n fish farming and an ice block producing business. pls send me a feasibility or business plan on these businesses to enable me get a grant. if i have a grant, i will face my businesses and make sure i succeed. thank you and God bless.
  • Michele Strickland said on April 6, 2010
    Please send me information on starting a Floral Keepsake business. I am female, 44 years old and Caucasian.
  • Ethel Willmot said on April 8, 2010
    looking for small business loan for women entrepreneurs in Tucson Arizona usa
  • Salzonia Raman said on May 12, 2010
    Hello, I own a Soft Skills Training Company. Can you please assist me with information pertaining to accessing a Grant? I live in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I am also in urgent need of a mentor. Thank you.
  • Ade said on June 1, 2010
    Hi, I own a confectionery shop in Lagos Nigeria, looking for grants for women
  • Ego said on June 6, 2010
    Hi. I am a clothing manufacturer based in lagos, Nigeria. Please assist me in obtaining a grant specially targeted to female entrepreneurs. Thanks.
  • Marie said on June 20, 2010
    I make homemade natural, organic bath & beauty products and need some help starting a home based business. Where can I turn to for help with getting a grant/loan to help me buy supplies? 27 years old, Ilion, NY
  • Lane said on July 15, 2010
    Amory, Ms. I am almost 56 years old. I was a hairdresser, but my real passion is making eye appealing, one of a kind pieces of jewelry, having a location large enough for others to have their handmade idems to sell without me taking their profits. This is just to the side. It would definitely be a florist. People are always needing flowers & or that special gift of jewelry. If i could have an upscale florist and gift shop, it would also mean, jobs for other people. A grant would allow me to let people work and sell their products without charging them a fee. After they got going & the grant money is used up, only then, would i charge a fee. Even craft idems would be great to sell. People have to drive 40 miles to buy craft materials. Wal-mart doesnt have everything. I can just visualize all of this. I want to help people boost the economy also. I need a business grant so bad, i can hardly relax. I want my ideas and dreams to be a reality and i'm not getting any younger. I need help because, i need to help. Thank you for your time. If this is not a good idea, then i definitely want to own my own florist.
  • denise said on August 19, 2010
    my business is called d&n urban fashion, i have been in business since 2000. but i closed my business temporary due to illness in my family. So now i am looking to start up once again. can you, please send me any help to get on track again. Any information would truly be considered a true blessing. thank you
  • lalita said on September 3, 2010
    dear sir/madam. i am 54yrs old, based in india, karnataka, kumta. i want establish a ice cream manufacturing unit. please let me know the grants and help available. with regards
  • Marley said on September 22, 2010
    I am in south africa and looking for a grant to start up a mushroom business as soon as possible cause I am retrenched from work yet I am a mushroom expert
  • Desraye said on September 26, 2010
    I am searching on info on where to contact angel investors for small toy business in Phoenix , AZ. I have done the leg work, prototype, pricing ect already. Have plan ready to go. Woman based company.
  • Shilpa said on September 27, 2010
    hello i am planning to start a business where i can help women in becoming independent and self sustaining. specially deprived women and uneducated women. i belong to Mysore City, Karnataka State, Country India. Kindly let me know if any grants will be available and also how to sell the products made by such women. any details like help in making project report will also be appreciated wholeheartedly. thanks and regards, shilpa
  • Chi Chi said on September 28, 2010
    PG County, Maryland, USA. Hello, I am looking to start some kind of after school learning center for children in grades k-12. Please email any info on grants you have for women. Thank you
  • Renee Bhagwandeen said on October 13, 2010
    Fortlauderdale florida. I am 22 years old and want to open an food truck with my 21 year old business partner. We are both women of color. We have been looking for a grant forever because we are college students and have no money for this stat up. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help us. this business will help improve our family presently and for the future .
  • verona said on October 19, 2010
    i reside in ptetoria and would like to open up a business where can i apply for a government grant and what do i need
  • Rebecca del Rosario said on October 27, 2010
    I am establishing a home based business after my resignation as Secretary to the Dean and as part-time college professor. Like all others posted, until now I can't take off successfully because of insufficient business capital. How can I avail of my needed capital? Please advise me. Thank you.
  • Denise Bowers said on October 28, 2010
    I am stay in Hout Bay Cape Town. I would to start a Fruit And Vegs business. We are all unemployed and banks don't help people like us. We done our market research and we will make a success if only we get the funding. Where can I apply for a government grant and what do I need
  • Faith said on October 28, 2010
    I'm 29 yr old female, i have filed bankruptcy last year so probably cant get a typical bank loan and I want to start a bakery/coffee shop in my neighborhood. I live in Bowie, MD can you send me info? thanks
  • Stephanie said on November 19, 2010
    I'm a 39 years female interested in home health care business. I have some experience but not the fund to get it started. I live in virginia. Please give me some information.
  • Mayuri Patil said on December 2, 2010
    I want to avail a loan to start a stationary shop near my residence in Powai, Mumbai, India. Please advice as how to proceed? Thanks and regards, Mayuri
  • tara.v said on December 6, 2010
    I want to start a playhome in bangalore. I want to avail government grant. please advise as how to proceed? Thanks and regards, Tara
  • theresa eddie said on December 6, 2010
    my husband would like to start his own auto electrical business. where can he go for some financial assistance in port elizabeth. he just wants a chance to make a success of the knowledge and talent that hes got. THANK YOU. HIS NAME IS OWEN EDDIE.078-1419597
  • Ritu said on December 17, 2010
    I want to avail loan for my handmade jewelry business. I'm from Jaipur, India and also belong to the minority group in india. I have done the market research and also have a plan to implement the project but just cannot start because of lack of funds. Pls suggest.
  • lorna mboku said on December 27, 2010
    I want funding for my cybercafe business. I am from Abidjan,cote d'ivoire. I have done the market research and also have a business plan but i can not start because of lack of funds.
  • Roxann said on January 5, 2011
    I'm a 44 year old female, I filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and am now on unemployment. I have a dream to have my own business(bakery/cafe), be self sufficient and help my mountain economy. Please help me find a government grant that fits my needs as I have no funds for start up. I live in ShowLow, AZ. USA
  • Lerato moagi said on January 7, 2011
    Need to open a day care center please send me the application form for business grant.i live in South Africa Pretoria
  • teresa seals said on January 7, 2011
    can you send me some information on how to avail a government grant for a rental property business? i am a 49 year old single mother.
  • Shanna said on January 8, 2011
    I am a cosmetologist and I'm wanting to purchase a driving salon. I work in the salon now but am wanting to purchase it to keep it going. If you could please let me know how I can apply for a grant and what grants are available for a women in business.
  • Julita Manda said on January 11, 2011
    i operate an agri business in Malawi, growing bananas and organizing women to grow ground nuts which is later bought and sold to other markets. i would like to find out how i can obtain a grant to support the business
  • jane said on January 11, 2011
    I am currently employed but would really like to open a business, a florist in South Africa to provide job opportunity for others. Is there funds available to start an initiative and how do I go about getting financial aid. Thanking you kindly
  • Reena Pandit said on January 17, 2011
    I have started a small business in our colony a stationery and educational material for children shop. I need some help from u for the capital because i am housewife and i don't have capital amount for extend my this small business. I hope u will guide me and will giving me any loan or grant for my business. Awaiting for your favorable reply. thanking you Reena Pandit Don Bosco Colony, (Prem) Plot No.21, Savedi Road, Ahmednagar - 414 003 (M.S.) India I am from Minority Christian
  • Connie Grantham said on January 19, 2011
    Would like to start a pawn,title pawn,gold buying shop in Douglas,Ga. USA. Need a grant to cover startup. Have the land. connie grantham
  • angela peele said on January 20, 2011
    I am currently trying to market my seasonings but need start up cost could you please help me find grant funding to help with these start up fees i can not get a loan based on my credit history your help would be greatly appreciated i currently reside in prince georges county md.
  • Gouri said on February 2, 2011
    Hi I am a housewife in Pune and am planning to open a library for kids from 0 to 10 years of age. Can you please guide me regarding the grants available for women who are starting any business? Thank you.
  • sonu said on February 3, 2011
    I am a house wife in bangalore i am planning to open a small hotel.can you please help me to start up my business.
  • rachael said on February 17, 2011
    am a registered nurse and would like to start a mobile clinic in kenya coastal region to provide health services at an affordable rate.please help on grants and donors.
  • Stella said on February 28, 2011
    Hello. I am a housewife in tanzania. I am planning to open a dry flowers business. Can you please help me to start up my business? and where to get this business details and Grants?
  • Magreth said on March 1, 2011
    Hi. I am a widow and registered nurse in tanzania. I would like to start up a pharmacy. Can u help me how to start up my business? stay blessed.
  • linaa said on March 13, 2011
    Hi Am from kenya and wanted to start a business. The business is in the area of ICT where I intend to start a cyber cafe, offer printing services, sell of computer and its accessories, do repair and maintenance of the computer and later develop small applications to cater for business needs in my area Thika. Please advice on how to acquire these grants so as to release my dream of having and ICT Hub in my area
  • luyanda said on March 15, 2011
    Hi i'm unemployed lady with a dream i would like to open my boutique in my area as we dont have one ,my plan its to open one can suit any sizes of ladies ,accessories,i have idea ,problem no capital to start up any one can help me with grant or loan ,South africa
  • Kanchan S said on March 16, 2011
    Hi, M an IT Security Professional and located at India. I want to start an Laptop and I-Pad Franchisee in India. The laptops and I-pads are branded and will be imported from China. They will be at very low price compare to market price. I need an start up fund of $25000. I am searching for an investment partner with 20% partnership and will get up to 50% investment returns in 2 yrs only. Mail me if interested!! Please mail me at
  • Sandhya N said on March 18, 2011
    Hi, I have started an online and classroom coaching centre for Entrance exams (AIEEE/AIPMT/MHCET/IITJEE) at Mumbai, India. I have got the faculty and have few students enrolled. To increase the business, there is lot marketing stuff to be done like putting up ads in newspapers, websites and tv channels for which I don't have finance. I am looking for someone who will provide funding for my business and in return can look for revenue sharing. Interested person/s may contact me on or 9222424935 anytime between 9.30 AM and 6:00 PM IST. Tnx.
  • Paula N. said on March 18, 2011
    I am a woman in my early 50's and have been in the medical field for close to 35 years. I have recently gone back to school and I am working on my Associates Degree in Medical Assisting. It is my dream to open an Assisted Living Facility in my area. I feel that there are not enough of these places for our people that just can't be alone anymore but still have some independence. I would really like to have information on getting a grant to purchase and remodel a place for these people to live and take care of them as they so deserve. Any help that I can get would be very grateful. Thank you so much for your time.
  • linomsa dube said on March 23, 2011
    i am a refugee living in south africa and i have registered a cockroach extermination business. i need help on how to apply for a grant to boost up my inputs
  • sheryl said on April 5, 2011
    I am from India and really need to know if the grant is available for Indian women entrepreneurs. Thanks to the recessions, I was laid off at a bad juncture and left financially handicapped. I have a business plan to start couple of businesses combined together and know will work well as it is an existing business that came to a grinding halt due to lack of funds. With this I intend on providing jobs to women from below poverty line who are really good with their talents. Kindly provide all the details and thanks for this brilliant piece of information. P.S I'd rather work for my own business than as a compromise for the corporates.
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on April 5, 2011

    @sheryl, there is extra subsidy for women entrepreneurs in many businesses in India. Whether you will be eligible for it or not will depend on your business plan.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • gayatri s bhat said on April 8, 2011
    Hi, my name is gayatri,i m working as an accountant, but i want to start a small business of stationery & zerox & printing shop in Navi mumbai, (India), but don't have investment to start this business. Could you plz help me to know how do I get loan from any sources.
  • Pepe Nene beginner adviser said on April 8, 2011
    Hi, I'm a qualified hauture couture designer. I studied at the London College of Fashion BA(Hons)Production Design for the Fashion Industries for 4 years. I would like to start a luxury/high end women's shoe label. I will need to manufacture the shoes in Italy as they have the best artisans in the shoe industry for luxury shoes.I'm looking for grants to finance the business. I have a business proposal, the feasibility study for the market I intend to sell to, as well as a design portfolio, and shoe samples to view. Thanks Pepe || Consultant

  • makena said on April 15, 2011
    Hi, am in Nairobi Kenya and need funds for a running business. You can help through a grant, a loan or can join me as a partner. Assist me on how to connect with sources in Kenya. Thanks
  • Milissa said on May 6, 2011
    Please send me information on small business grants for women and for minorities. My business is in Toccoa, GA.
  • Jacoline Engelbrecht said on May 15, 2011
    Please send me information on how I can apply for a business grant. I am a qualified Human Resource practitioner but has resigned a year ago as I saw big business opportunities in the private market. I have started a virtual airtime business a year ago. The potential for the business are very attractive but money is needed to make it work successfully.
  • judy assee said on May 24, 2011
    hi, I live in trinidad in the west indies.I love agriculture and wish to start an organic produce farm.I practice organic gardening and there is a huge market for this here since 99 percent of the gardeners don't.I'm unemployed and have no financial support to pursue this dream.the lending institutions here do not favour folks like me. pse tell me where I can find financing to make my dream a reality. Thank you
  • tryphina mosomane said on May 27, 2011
    Please send me the information of the grants, i have secured a farm with the value of 400 00 and would like to know were i can get the money to buy the land for farming
  • Desiree said on June 6, 2011
    Hi I'm from south africa gauteng ,i have establish a home based skin care buss, Like all others posted, until now I can't take off successfully because of insufficient business capital.How can I avail of needed capital? Please send me information and advise on small business grants for women.Thank you.
  • Angelia Terrell said on June 17, 2011
    I am looking for information on grants to start a cattle farm or ranch around the Van Buren location in Southeast Missouri.
  • Barbara Jones said on June 25, 2011
    I live in central Florida and two years started a small wire jewelry business two years ago. Since then my husband died and now it needs to be a "real" business to support my son and me. I am looking for grants to expand from my spare room to a commercial/residential property so I can work and live in one location. (to save on payment) I don't even know where to start. Please send whatever info you can, I appreciate it.
  • frances said on July 16, 2011
    I am looking for grant to start food business for special events and swampmeets. I have to work husband is retired need help bills piling up...
  • Lee-Anne said on July 19, 2011
    Hi I need info on government grants for I am a women wanting to start a business for the first time. I want to open a caring home in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape South Africa. Thank you.
  • Bonnie Pollard said on July 24, 2011
    Macon Georgia I am looking for a grant to help me start a used car business. I am 60 years old and need to support myself, my husband is disabled and receives a small disability check. I need to earn some money.
  • Fatima Jardine-Millard said on August 5, 2011
    Hi there, I have a first time business running for a year and 6 months and it is doing fairly well. I have a Cafe and Bakery where all my products are made and consumed in the cafe or for take-out. I do some bakery course like Learn to bake Croissants or Breads on weekends. Currently I'm at a crossing because a restaurant group has approached me to make their dessert line, I have no capacity for this, so I either remain a one man band or I'm able to grow unfortunately I have not the finance to progress to employ further staff or equipment and neither to pay for a huge loan. I need a grant of $100 000 and I could do really well to get set up. Please help, thank you Fatima in South Africa
  • sharon m said on August 10, 2011
    Hello, I am a single african american mother in my early 40's looking to start a cafe/religious goods store in the south suburbs of chicago, il. U.S. I'd appreciate ideas on how to get started from grant webs to any other helpful input. This would be my first step toward starting a family legacy, have worked hard for several yrs. in restaurant field and looking for a meaningful change. Thank you
  • Avinash Pardeshi said on August 15, 2011
    I want to start a business venture that shall involve women. Amongst the various types of organization setups such as NGO, Not for Profit, etc which one is the most suitable. Plz provide me the info. Thank you. Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Avinash Pardeshi said on August 15, 2011
    This shall basically empower the under privileged women providing employment to live with dignity.
  • Porsha Joubert said on August 15, 2011
    I would love to start my own business, please send me the info on how to get the grants for small business owned by women. This is my passion to start my own business, and i can also create jobs for others as well.
  • olga said on August 19, 2011
    Hi, I am from Namibia this fund is also available in Namibia give me info. I have a small business but I need a fund to buy equipments and to expand the business pls help.
  • Laura Stefanelli said on August 20, 2011
    I am an unemployed displaced homemaker. I would like to open a bakery/coffee shop in Essex County New Jersey. Preferably in Livingston, New Jersey or West Orange, New Jersey. Please send me info on how to get a business grant to start up my business I know will be a true success. Thank you. Laura S
  • KMP said on August 23, 2011
    I am a married woman and have an opportunity to invest and own a car wash business in Arizona. I in interested in obtaining information regarding grant funds to open this business. Thank you, Kelly P.
  • Debra Johnson said on August 29, 2011
    Hi, I live in a small southern town (Tensas Parish, Louisiana). This is mostly a farming and rural community. Due to the economy I found myself having to leave everything I had known for 17 years to move back to this place. My one real concern is its lack of fitness facilities. I would really love to open one here. I'm not really interested in a franchise operation as most of these are NOT what I consider a real gym. Anyway, I have the business know how to open and run a gym but, I do not have the funding and not sure I could get it due to credit issues. I would really love to know if there are grants available that would help me with this endeavor.
  • chantal said on August 30, 2011
    Hi,pls advise me on how i am able to get finance to start a hair and beauty salon.I reside in Cape Town,Western Cape,South Africa
  • Deena said on August 30, 2011
    Hi, I am an Indian.I am planning to start a small textile shop in Bangalore,Karnataka,India.plz tell me from where to get financial assistance? am i eligible for financial help for women entrepreneurs? which bank should i approach for a loan? Thanks and Regards Deena
  • Teresa said on August 31, 2011
    Hi I am looking to buy a salon and also start up a training college in beauty therapy and hairdressing for the underprivileged and children from childrens homes final year who would like to go into the beauty field to either work or start there own business I am in Cape town; western cape; South africa the salon will be to do the practical training
  • angel said on September 7, 2011
    I am a 26 yr old woman and a single parent . I would love to start my own janitorial business where can i look for grants or get info
  • Vanessa said on September 8, 2011
    I am a women from South Africa, currently unemployed and really need to know if the grant is available to South African women entrepreneurs. I am currently financially handicapped. I have a business plan to start a financial business services company to the communities to assist them in registering their businesses and drawing up business plans for them, but I have no capital to empower these women and to start-up the business. Many of these women are way below the poverty line who are really good with their talents. I myself come from a previously disadvantage community and therefore would like to pay back my dues with the financial experience I have gained over the last 12 years. Kindly provide all the details in order for me to apply for this grant. Thank you very much and regards.
  • Dr.Yogitha said on September 13, 2011
    Hi, am an ayuvedic doctor looking for the grants to start my ayurvedic center. Please do help me. Regards Dr.Yogitha
  • Janice Dailey said on September 14, 2011
    Business Location: Overland Park KS 66213, USA. My name is Janice and I have started a pet sitting business, but would love information on grant money to help with this. I am 50 years old and female. Thanks.
  • RAFEEKAH said on September 15, 2011
    Good day i am a single parent of three growing kids,i would like to know where in port elizabeth,south africa do i have to go to in assistance with business grant. I would love to open up my own take away. thank you
  • Kogie Gounder said on September 21, 2011
    I am a women from South africa.I have 25 yrs knowledge of starting my own printing company.Right now i need finance. i have a printing machine and a few other items. i have my own pc. My car is not movable right now and i dont have the finance to repair it... i need finance to but stock and orders. to make this happen please allow me the opportunity.i would really be grateful if u can assist in any way... Kogie Gounder
  • Ann Nyambura said on September 22, 2011
    I have started to run a business from last year,am in Nairobi kenya. I wold like to get a grant to move my business to another business location, where i would generate triple the income i do now. How would i get assistance from your organization. Thanks
  • shamz said on October 4, 2011
    hi i am a south african female citizen and would love to have a business of my own how do i apply for a gov grant and how do i go about doing it please assist
  • Jelada Huff said on October 11, 2011
    I am looking to start my own commercialized child care center and is looking for a grant to help me. Please send me any grant information on how to get started obtaining a grant that will help, minority women to start up a business. Justice, IL 60458, I kindly Thank you.
  • jennifer Naidu said on October 28, 2011
    Hello this is Jennifer Naidu again. Im from Pune India. I am 64 yrs and have 20 years of teaching. Now I find it hard to work outside home, so i wish to give training to children in my yard as thats the only space i can spare. Please understand that due to the sun and rains it is not possible to sit in the open. so i wish to put up a temporary shaded shed in the yard with the help of Govt. help. So please do the needful for which I shall be grateful. I have nothing to invest i'm ashamed to say.
  • Elizabeth Hall said on October 28, 2011
    Hello My name is Elizabeth Hall. I am looking to open a Book trade and coffee cafe, that serve breakfast and lunch. I am looking for a start up grant or small business loan. I am not sure where to start I have been on, but was not really sure where to go from there. It seems I need to write a business plan to get a loan or a grant. Would you have any information that would be helpful? Business location: Callahan, FL USA
  • chrissie stocker moyo said on October 28, 2011
    I have been running small business since 2007 up to 2011 sept, i have been dealing ladies and gents clothes now an idea has come to earn a shop. I have been selling house by house but now i am thinking to upgrade this business in a different way thats why i would like to apply for a grant loan. My other dream business is an orphanage home, as of now i dont have any money but i know that if i can have the opportunity to have the grant money or loan my life will be happy for i know its part of succeeding. Help me and email me to qualify for this grant and loan. I am from malawi, mzuzu city,
  • Tewana said on October 28, 2011
    I'm looking for a grant to open a seafood market to sell fresh fish. It seems that the only place to buy it is in the grocery stores in my area, otherwise, I would have to drive 50 minutes to the nearest location. Business location: Birmingham, AL
  • Consolata Masaro said on November 8, 2011
    Hi, My name is Conso. I am from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I would like to start up a business and I have terrific plans, my only problem is that I need grants to start up this business. Please help, I have gone through all the information in the web but now I am only confused. Please help.
  • Lerato moeketsane said on November 12, 2011
    I have a business plan of starting my own baker.609 Mpata street Khutsong Location carltonville . Johannesburg, South africa


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