GrowGeorgia.com Newsletter November 2023 - Empowering Entrepreneurs and Community Partners Alike!
New Resources Added to GrowGeorgia.com
The Center for Black Entrepreneurship. The Black Economic Alliance Foundation Spelman College, and Morehouse College have partnered in the first-ever academic center of its kind to produce, train, and support a new class of Black entrepreneurial talent. Learn more >
Lower your energy bill. Georgia Power provides tools and resources for optimal energy efficiency and cost savings. Perfect for businesses aiming for both efficiency and sustainability. Start saving today >
Georgia Chamber Scholarships Announced! The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer complimentary Chamber memberships to small, diverse businesses based in Georgia. See if you qualify >
Grants take grit – Here's how to get started.
Planning for 2024? Considering grants to help you grow? Here's your quick tips to keep in mind as you navigate the grant terrain:
Research. To find grants, you can start with federal grants at Grants.gov or search for opportunities on large corporations' websites. Your local community may also offer small business grant programs too, so be sure to check there as well! When the team at GrowGeorgia.com learns about a new grant for diverse founders, it is posted in News & Updates; however, it’s best to check directly with the company’s page to identify new, annual, or upcoming grants.
Prepare. Once you find a grant opportunity, prepare for the application process. It may be tedious, but being thorough and providing all necessary information can increase your chances of being reviewed. Common questions and documentation include your business overview, finances, and how you plan to use the award.
Plan. Grants are often a competitive process and can take time to review. If you're relying on a grant for a new program or service, meet with a certified lender or business coach to explore other funding options and create a solid plan for growth.
Grants can be a great resource for small businesses, but they’re certainly not “free money”. Taking the time to research, prepare and plan can help you understand if grants are the best way to fund your growth in 2024.
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