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Alternate Sources of Start-Up Funding

If you can't get a loan, look into community grants.

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While not many grants are available to start-ups, community development grants are worth a look. If you believe your future business could contribute to community development or empowerment a group of economically disadvantaged people, visit your state economic development office to find out what types of grants may be available.

Excerpted from Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Guide You'll Ever Need

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