If you’re one of the many businesses navigating this unprecedented time, you’re certainly not alone. Most places of employment are faced with either enabling their workers to work from home or maintaining as sterile a work environment as possible. Here is the up-to-date information for your business, according to the Center for Disease Control.
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.