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Grow Your Small Business You have unique goals, challenges, and aspirations for your small business. And Hello Alice wants to help you with all of them. Your adventure has started; let's keep growing, together. There are many financial resources you can research here.
TOOLS TO ELEVATE YOUR BUSINESS Recently, small businesses have been dealing with the ongoing impact of the pandemic, social unrest, and environmental events. Small businesses owned by people of color or women have been some of the hardest hit. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, between February and April 2020, the number of active Black-owned businesses declined by 41%, Latinx-owned businesses declined by 32%, and Asian-owned businesses dropped by 25%, versus just 21% for the general population. Comcast RISE was created to invest in the success of these critical businesses by providing valuable and practical support. In November, Comcast RISE announced a major expansion to all women-owned businesses nationwide. According to a study by the National Association of Women Business Owners, 42% of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women, with more than 1,800 new businesses being started every day. That’s nearly five times the national average. However, according to the same study, women-owned businesses are growing at only half the rate of those run by men, namely because women struggle to access capital and other resources to help them succeed.
Pollination Project - Grants to global non-profits. Annual budget for your group or organization must be less than $50,000. The total cost for the immediate project for which you are requesting funding must be less than $40,000.
VTC-Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program
(VTC) Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program - The Virginia Tourism Corporation is offering these grant funds to spur economic activity and travel across the Commonwealth to support small businesses and drive shoulder season visitation (September to May)
Amber Grant for Women
Amber Grant for Women - WomensNet founded the “Amber Grant” in 1998. The grant was set up with one goal in mind: to honor the memory of a very special young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at just 19 years old — before realizing her business dreams.
Venmo Small Business Grant
We believe that small businesses are the backbone of our economy. We also recognize that the playing field isn’t always equal. The Venmo Small Business Grant will apply equal opportunity judging criteria in order to support small business owners from underrepresented communities — including Black, Latinx, women entrepreneurs, and more — as part of our ongoing commitment to advancing economic opportunity and inclusion. The grant is open to small businesses with less than $50k in annual revenue and 10 or fewer employees with an active Venmo business profile. Apply below by August 11, 2022.
SoGal Foundation is the largest global platform for diverse entrepreneurs and investors. Spanning 6 continents with hyper-local programming in over 50 cities, our mission is to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital.
SWaM Business Microloan Fund Application
The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority's (VSBFA) SWaM Business Microloan Fund is designed to assist Virginia’s existing small businesses. Short-term loans are provided to help established businesses create jobs, retain existing “at risk” jobs and promote investment and long-term economic development in Virginia.
Community Business Partnership
At CBP’s Business Finance Center, we make a difference in people’s lives by lending to promising small businesses that are unable to secure financing through traditional means. Our goal: to help small businesses become credit worthy so that they can create sustainable income and jobs. Our target markets are traditionally underserved Black, Latino, and Asian small businesses as well as low income communities. We not only provide financing but we also share knowledge though the Community Business Partnership family of business assistance providers. We require lending clients to attend informative webinars and regular counseling sessions to help them become even better business owners. Check out our loan programs below to learn more about how we can help your business and community!
NASE Grants and Scholarships
NASE Grants and Scholarships The NASE Grant and Scholarship program is open to all NASE members (and their dependents) that are current in their membership and in good standing. If you are not currently an NASE member but would like to join in order to apply for a Grant and/or Scholarship, please follow this link and follow the instructions. All applications from non-NASE members will not be processed. Growth Grant applicants must be a member in good standing for 3-months prior to submitting an application. Annual members may apply immediately. Monthly members may apply ninety days after joining the NASE. To apply for either a Growth Grant or a Scholarship you must meet the criteria as outlined on NASE.org. See this page for more: https://www.nase.org/become-a-member/grants-and-scholarships
Did you know that NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $32 billion a year to enhance life, and reduce illness and disability? NIH funded research has led to breakthroughs and new treatments, helping people live longer, healthier lives, and building the research foundation that drives discovery. Read on for an orientation to NIH funding, grant programs, how the grants process works, and how to apply.
Bar Stool Fund
Bar Stool Fund In support of the 30 Day Fund If you are a small business owner in need of help due to the impacts of COVID, you can submit your application at: TheBarstoolFund.com/apply Thank you for your ongoing donations to The Fund and for your trust in Barstool Sports. While communities and small businesses are still being impacted by COVID-19 - and we will continue to invest in those that are still in need - we are, however, pausing our fundraising efforts. We are so grateful and appreciative for generous donors like YOU that together raised over $35 million to provide aid for over 600 small businesses. Thank you. Fortunately, the drastic effects of COVID-19 are finally dwindling, so The Fund is preparing to shift gears for its next impactful mission. Of course, we won't be able to do that alone, and we hope you will join us in our next efforts. Thank you for everything - what we were able to do together has been truly incredible. Viva, The Barstool Fund
Black-Owned Business Assistance
This summer, we’re granting 20 of the most promising and innovative Black-owned small businesses from the program’s 2021 cohort an additional $25,000 enhancement grant to further solidify their resilience and long-term success. This grant will help these businesses develop a stronger online presence, relocate to a larger physical space, hire additional staff, and more
In order to meet local employers’ demand to re-train their existing workforce, Virginia Career Works Northern Region offers Incumbent Worker Training grants through the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). These funds can assist employers to support their employees in gaining new skills and in making their businesses more competitive and profitable. The grant program reimburses employers for the cost of training their workers, and cover training costs such as instructional costs for training courses, classes for certification exams, online training, textbooks and manuals. Participating businesses must provide a minimum matching contribution to the Incumbent worker training project, in amounts identified in the State of Virginia policy based upon company size. These matching funds may include in-kind services. To apply for a grant, employers must submit an application and request on company letterhead via email to David Hunn at email@example.com.
Elevate-Virginia Career Works
Prince William County has committed American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to help residents get back to work. Our workforce grants enable people to get valuable FREE training and certifications from a network of education partners to land the job they want. Our job portal enables businesses to find the talent they need. We are committed to putting our residents and businesses back on the path to success. Please email Bobby Mahon at ELEVATEjobseekers@vcwnorthern.com or 703-488-8343 for more information on our FREE services today.
Restore Retail Grant
In response to the lasting negative economic impact of the public health emergency, Prince William County established the Restore Retail Grant for customer-facing small businesses that either own or lease their facility and would include retail, restaurants/food service, arts & entertainment, event venues, personal services, and child program businesses.
Active & Thriving Community Grants Program
The Active and Thriving Community Grants Program assists certain small businesses and nonprofits experiencing negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is funded through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for qualifying small business and nonprofit organizations to (1) address and mitigate financial hardship; (2) implement COVID-19 prevention or mitigation tactics; or (3) both. Applications will be accepted starting at 10 a.m. on August 31 until 11:59 p.m. on September 14, 2021, through the online portal only. Applications will be available in English and Spanish. Translation support will be provided.
PPP Direct Forgivness Portal
US Small Business Administration PPP Forgiveness Portal – The SBA launched a PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal to help streamline the forgiveness process for PPP loans of $150,000 or under, and allow small business owners to apply directly through SBA.
Virginia Statewide Business District Resurgence Grant Fund
The Virginia General Assembly recently funded a new Virginia Statewide Business District Resurgence Grant Fund. This fund seeks to advance and accelerate the post-pandemic recovery of Virginia’s business and commercial districts. Specifically, these funds will support historically economically disadvantaged communities and/or other business districts that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Competitive projects will expand organizational capacity and support business recovery. This fund is envisioned as a way to provide a more inclusive framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization and vitality. Local governments and/or nonprofit organizations may request up to two grants totaling $150,000. Applications will be due July 30, 2021. You can learn more about this opportunity by watching Virginia DHCD’s How-to-Apply webinar, reviewing the presentation and guidelines, and by contacting me with questions at this email.
Loudoun Nonprofits, Faith-Based Organizations Encouraged to Apply for American Rescue Plan Act Funds
Loudoun Nonprofits, Faith-Based Organizations Encouraged to Apply for American Rescue Plan Act Funds. Please note that the information below is directly relayed from the Loudoun County Applications will be available Monday, June 28, 2021, at loudoun.gov/grantopportunities. County staff will present information on this funding opportunity in a webinar Wednesday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in attending the webinar should email their name and the name of their organization to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive log-on information for the webinar. Grant Size and Payment Varies. Charities Eligible to Apply Nonprofits and faith-based organizations serving Loudoun County residents are encouraged to apply for financial assistance available through the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. This funding will support organizations that are working to mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Application Deadlines, Reviews, and Announcements Applications must be electronically received on or before July 28, 2021 at 4pm, to be considered. Applications will be reviewed, and funding will be provided on a rolling basis.
PIVOT Grant Funding
Fairfax County is offering $25 million in small grants for COVID-19 impacted businesses to support their recovery. The pandemic has affected everyone, but many businesses that rely heavily on customer interaction have been affected more severely than others. These grants are designed to strategically support the hardest hit sectors and help them to PIVOT from survival to future success.
Hello Alice: COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant
Hello Alice: COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant provides $10,000 to small business owners impacted by the coronavirus.
Salesforce: Care Small Business Grants
Salesforce: Care Small Business Grants offers $10,000 grants to businesses between 2 to 50 employees.
Facebook: Small Business Grants Program
Facebook: Small Business Grants Program will award 25 small businesses in Northern Virginia with $100,000 for direct assistance and adverting credits. The application process will begin on Wednesday and run for two weeks. Businesses must have served their communities for over a year, and have between 2 and 50 employees.