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The 10 Point Checklist for Creating a Competitive Grant Application

By: Micki Vandeloo, GPC In the course of our consulting work, we work with many different types of companies in the manufacturing and technology communities.  No matter the client, we want them to be successful in their pursuit of grants. And, we want you to be successful as well! To this end, I have created …

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How to Access Grant Funding for Expansion or Relocation of Your Business

By: Micki Vandeloo, GPC There are many reasons why companies expand or relocate, including: An increase in revenues and/or market penetration sufficient to justify additional production capacity Increased proximity to key customers Increased access to employees Perceived “corporate friendliness” of one state over another From a state’s perspective, as in-state businesses expand or out-of-state businesses …

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Utilizing Workforce Development Grants to Grow and Train Your Team

By: Micki Vandeloo, GPC In today’s competitive economy, the companies that win have a well-trained staff. But it is hard to be a winning company if you are spending your company’s profits training your employees. How does a company balance its need for profitability with the need to train its employees? This article will detail …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Training Grants

By: Micki Vandeloo, GPC While our team at Lakeview Consulting has vast experience finding and writing proposals for both federal and state grant programs, we are particularly specialized in helping companies obtain training grants for their own and their customers’ operations. For example, we regularly help a large industrial distributor find and access grant funding …

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How to Receive Government Funding for Job Creation

By Micki Vandeloo, GPC In the world of real estate, the key to success is “location, location, location”.  In the world of economic development incentives, including grants, the key to success is “job creation/capital investment, job creation/capital investment, job creation/capital investment”.  Admittedly, this is more of a mouthful than the real estate equivalent, but it …

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Grow Your Skilled Workforce with Apprenticeship Incentive Grants

By Micki Vandeloo, GPC According to the Department of Labor, the number of new apprentices in the United States has grown by 67% since 2012. In 2021, there were 22% more active apprentices than the previous 10-year average (593,000 versus 484,000)[1]. Why is this the case? Apprenticeships have long been utilized for construction trades.  However, …

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