for Applying for Business Grants
- Always be truthful. It
is better to have something less than stellar on your application
than to "fictionally enhance" your application, whether
your credientials, business plans or anything else. If your fictionally
enhanced application is discovered, you could end up not only have
your business grant application turned but there could be legal consequences.
- Don't apply until you
have completed all the neccessary steps. Do you need to have a prepared
business plan? If so, don't apply for a grant until it is complete.
If your grant is preliminarily accepted, you might only have a few
days deadline to submit your business plan, and business plans take
much longer to prepare.
- Make sure you meet all
the application requirements. Some do require residency in specific
states or cities. Others might require specific background or even
family requirements (such as an immediate family member being a member
in a union or association). You don't want to find out you have a
grant, then end up losing it because you didn't meet the requirements.
- Check deadlines. If you
can't be bothered to ensure that your application arrives by the deadline,
you can kiss your chances of your business grant being awarded to
- Complete your application
COMPLETELY. We have noticed a definite trend where women leave specific
parts of an application blank without including a reason why - even
sections noted as being mandatory. Don't have your application disqualified
because you weren't willing to disclose specific information required
by the grant.
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