Finding Funding Off the Beaten Path

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on February 2, 2006

If you know where to look, there are a variety of funding options available to help your small business succeed. Check out these resources:

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is an ideal starting point to find non-grant assistance programs administered by federal agencies for specific types of small businesses. To access the online database, visit www.cfda.gov.

Most universities have set up special technical centers to facilitate working with businesses on specific projects. Some federal and state technical development grant programs, such as the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR), may require that you have an academic partner on your proposal. For more details, visit www.sba.gov/sbir.

The U.S. Department of Labor Veteran’s Employment & Training Service offers employment services, transition assistance, and contracts and grants specifically for veterans. To learn more, visit www.dol.gov/vets.

Ken Yancey
SCORE CEO
Washington, D.C.

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