Grants For Women Starting A Business (almost a guarantee for some grants)

Are you starting a business?  If so are you a woman?  If so check the links below and get started.

Before this you should at least have gotten your EIN DO THAT ASAP I know most of you work hard and do not even work at a job where you utilize your degree this should help work toward changing that.
Here are 10 places women entrepreneurs can look for small-business grants and financial resources.
  1. Grants.Gov
  2. Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Programs
  3. The Girlboss Foundation Grant
  4. Women’s Business Centers
  5. Economic Development Administration
  6. Small Business Development Centers
  7. Amber Grant
  8. Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant
  9. Fedex Small Business Grant
  10. National Association for the Self-Employed
If you want to know a little more about grants then continue reading if you had not clicked off yet.

Federal small-business grants

Government agencies are among the biggest distributors of grants, supporting a range of enterprises from environmental conservation to child care services. The application process can be intimidating, but federal grants are great opportunities for small-business owners looking to grow. is a comprehensive, though daunting, database of grants administered by various government agencies. To learn more about available grants, eligibility and the process of applying, click on “Apply for grants” under the “Applicants” tab at the top of the homepage.
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programsThe SBIR and the STTR are grant programs focused on research and development, particularly for technology innovation and scientific research. The programs help connect small businesses, universities and research centers with federal grants and contracts from 12 government agencies. To qualify, you must operate a for-profit business, have no more than 500 employees, and meet other eligibility requirements relating to type, size and ownership of the business. Although you won’t find any federal small-business grants here, this official government website provides resources for starting or growing a small business, including a link to GovLoans, which provides information on all of the types of federal loans available for businesses.

State and regional small-business grants

Economic Development AdministrationThis U.S. Department of Commerce agency provides grants, resources and technical assistance to communities to support economic growth and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.
Each state’s agency helps businesses find financing (including state or regional grants), secure locations and recruit employees. You can search for regional offices and local resources at the EDA’s website.
Small Business Development CentersYour local SBDC provides support for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. They’re often associated with local universities or the state’s economic development agency, and many can help connect business owners with financing opportunities, as well as mentors and networking opportunities and training on basic business skills.

Corporate small-business grants

Many corporations and large companies have a philanthropic component that includes small-business grants. While some provide grants only to nonprofits servicing specific industries, some give to for-profit companies.

FedEx's Small Business GrantDuring its annual grant competition, FedEx awards one grand prize winner with $25,000, one silver prize winner with $15,000 and eight bronze prize winners with $7,500. Winners also receive money towards FedEx Office print and business services. Submissions for 2018 will be accepted until March 28. The contest is open to for-profit businesses operating at least six months with no more than 99 employees.
National Association of the Self-EmployedNASE offers monthly $4,000 grants to small businesses. Must be a NASE member to apply.
Specialty small-business grants
To help spread entrepreneurial success across demographics, many organizations focus their funding efforts on specific communities.