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Read our articles listed below for answers to frequently asked questions from our members.

When You Find a Grant, What Do You Do Next?

It is a wonderful feeling to identify a grant opportunity that you believe is a perfect fit for your project!  You think, “Wow, someone might just hand me a check!”.  The excitement is palpable! I really don’t want to burst your bubble, but, instead of envisioning what you will do with ALL THAT MONEY, I

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How Does Being in An Enterprise Zone Benefit Manufacturers?

Enterprise Zones are economic development tools many cities and states use to attract companies and jobs.  Most commonly, industrial parks are designated as Enterprise Zones, or EZ’s, but they can be found anywhere there is a concentration of businesses or manufacturers.   Once an area is designated an Enterprise Zone (either by the city or

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What Can a Grant Writer Do For Me?

I often tell potential clients that grant writing is about 10% writing and 90% other activities.  This is why more and more grant writers prefer to be called grant professionals! Here are some of the many roles that grant professionals perform as part of the grant writing process: Project Manager – Much information must be

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What Are the Chances You Will Actually Find a Grant for My Company?

Potential clients often ask me this question when discussing grant research.  And, while I know they would love to hear a percentage, such as 25% or 100% (their truly desired answer), it isn’t that simple.  There are a couple of factors that play into finding (or not finding) a good fit.   The Ever-Changing Grant

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What Are the Similarities and Differences Between a Grant and a Loan?

While there are some similarities between a grant and a loan, they are actually very different methods of paying for your growth projects.  Similarities Both grants and loans are “non dilutive” funding.  In other words, there is no exchange of ownership involved in either grants or loans.  Examples of dilutive funding include angel investment and

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