Financial Assistance for Small Business

At first glance I thought this article might be one of those deals where someone promises to tell you where the treasure is buried making you wonder, if he knows, why doesn’t he dig it up themselves.  I half-expected to be offered a special price on the latest how-to book.  So, I was pleasantly surprised when “How to Get Free Financial Assistance for Your Small Business” didn’t try to sell me anything.

While the advice here is pretty generic, without much new information, it never hurts to be reminded of what’s out there and this article does a good job of that.  There are links to a number of other articles offering similar advice.  There are also links to some useful resources.

To sum up this piece, the key is to find out what’s available, beginning with finding someone who can help you.  There are funds available as part of the “economic stimulus act” especially if you have a “disadvantaged” small business (meaning you’re a veteran, a woman, or a member of a minority group).  I’m not sure why a business run by a veteran, a woman, or a minority is considered “disadvantaged”, but that’s a subject for another time.

I’d say that persistence is the key.  Frankly, I don’t understand a “stimulus” package that contains so many secrets and makes you work so hard to find the money. At 400 + pages of legalese, it’s not exactly light reading.  But if you want to get part of your tax money back to boost your business, you’re going to have to play detective.  Keep reading MTS for more information.

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