Grants

Growth Strategies

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

The U.S. Small Business Administration, widely considered near useless to high-tech startups, has made two efforts in as many weeks to woo this innovative group of entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs

These 20 Teenagers Are Getting $100,000 Each to Drop Out of School and Become Entrepreneurs

A look at the next wave of grant recipients in tech investor Peter Thiel's fellowship program.
Starting a Business

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.
Starting a Business

Need Help Paying for College? Win a Scholarship for Young Treps

If you're a young entrepreneur who's planning to start college in the fall, this scholarship may be for you. But hurry, the deadline to apply is December 17.
Finance

Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Several new funding sites are emerging to give entrepreneurs and creatives the chance to realize their goals one step -- and one community -- at a time.
Growth Strategies

How to Win a $100,000 Purpose Prize

Director Alexandra Kent shares some pointers for social entrepreneurs. The deadline is March 30.
Finance

Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs

Lawmakers moved to extend and expand two key small business research programs facing expiration this week. See what changes may come down the pike.
Finance

Intuit Program Awards Grants to Help Spur Local Jobs

Need a nudge to hire a new employee? The financial software company is offering funding to small businesses that create jobs.
Finance

Can Starbucks, GE and MillerCoors Save Small Business?

Big companies have recently announced plans to provide loans to small businesses.
Starting a Business

Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

Entrepreneurial veterans get a boost from a new federal initiative that includes a focus on helping veterans seeking to start or grow a business.
Finance

The Myth of Government Grants

Many government grants are available for small businesses, but research carefully.