The key to applying for grants and being able to receive the funds is following their guidelines, which includes time. Whether public or private, grants are established to meet a specific need, and often they want to do so within a specified time. We have several scholarships with a March deadline that you can apply to help your small business.
From Connecticut to Indiana, Mississippi and the Midwest, these grants target a range of industry segments and problems with up to $25,000. This includes the Elkhart Small Business Continuity Program, Midwest Dairy Business Innovation Alliance, Mississippi Power, South Dakota FAST Launch Grants, and others. Read more about other grants you can apply for in March:
If you are on the East Coast, there are several small business grants in that area. These grants provide up to $75,000 to help businesses that have not yet received pandemic resources, as well as other costs incurred as a result of the pandemic. Some of the grants include the Massachusetts New Applicant Grant Program, the Newport News Micro-Enterprise Grant Program, the New York Small Business Assistance Grant Program, and others.
When you apply for a grant, remember to look at what they require of you. Follow the instructions to the letter so that you don’t miss your chance by making a mistake.
Small Business News Feed – March 4, 2022
Here are the rest of the headlines for small business owners this week:
Biden deploys special prosecutor on PPP fraud
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced he will appoint a special counsel as part of a series of measures to fight fraud and identity theft in pandemic relief programs. Special Prosecutor for PPP Fraud The government has paid out more than $800 billion from the government over the past two years to keep small businesses afloat.
SBA Administrator Responds to Biden’s State of the Union
On March 3, President Biden delivered his first State of the Union address. The annual speech was heavy on economic issues, with the president saying fighting inflation was his top priority. Biden pledged to crack down on shipping companies that took advantage of the pandemic to raise prices.
Gas prices near $4 nationwide as Ukraine war pushes price higher
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shaken the oil market, leading to higher gas prices in the US. Over the past week, gas prices have risen by a national average of $3,656. That’s almost 30 cents more than a month ago and 90 cents more than a year ago.
Beer prices could rise due to invasion of Ukraine
The price of beer could rise significantly as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Reports indicate how the potential increase in the cost of beer could be due to the geographic location of barley cultivation. The grain is an important ingredient in beer making and is widely produced in Ukraine.
IHOP is giving away free pancakes on National Pancake Day
Today is National Pancake Day and IHOP is celebrating by giving away a free small stack of buttermilk pancakes. At the same time, it helps fund life-saving treatment and health care in local children’s hospitals. National Pancake Day International House of Pancakes will welcome customers again on March 1, 2022 in the dining rooms from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The most influential people in the NFT space
A new survey and report from Time2play reveals that Mark Cuban, John Legere and Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary Vee) are the top three most influential people in the NFT space. Most Influential People in the NFT Space The popularity of non-fungible tokens or NFTs is determined by many factors, including individuals influencing the popularity of the overall market as well as new drops.
Small business owners need an employment law check
The world of labor law has historically been in constant flux, and no more so than in recent years. Before the pandemic, 30% of employees worked remotely/hybrid. Post pandemic, 48% work remotely/hybrid.
Majority of freelancers are stiffened by clients
A recently published report found that late paying clients owe $50,000 or more to nearly 60% of freelancers. Most Freelancers Get Rid of Clients The Independent Economy Council survey surveyed 416 professional freelancers in the US who earn most of their income from 1,099 work and also bill their clients directly.
American Express and Main Street America Offer Grants to Personal Services Companies
Personal services companies such as spas and tailors have faced significant challenges in the past two years. But a new grant program from American Express and Main Street America aims to help.
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