Starting a small business is exciting, liberating, and unfortunately, expensive. Depending on the industry type and market economy, you may need thousands of dollars in startup money and loans. Starting a construction company, for example, requires one to purchase incredibly expensive tools and machinery before opening their doors. Following equipment, a small business owner must have the funding to hire employees, cover office space, and more. Where can you raise all of this money from?
Some people turn to the federal government. There are many grant opportunities available for small businesses. However, “free” money is never just yours for the taking. These grants are usually offered for companies in underrepresented industries, or supporting specific programs. Even if you meet the eligibility criteria, grant composition can be complicated, and the appeal process extremely competitive.
If you’re considering applying for a small business grant, we’ve provided some information that will broaden your understanding, uncomplicate the process, and ultimately help boost your chances of receiving monetary funding.
Often times people hear the word “meeting” and they immediately have a negative image in their head. There is a way you can prevent that and set the standard for meetings in your company. By including these seven ideas below, you can have productive meetings that your team will want to participate in.
Even though every year is touted to be the last for homebuilders, things have never been better since the recession for the industry and 2020 looks to continue the trend. Here are a few reasons why you have every reason to be optimistic as a homebuilder this year.