Posted by: Julie Mierau | January 12, 2010

Your mama was right

Remember when your mama told you there was no such thing as a free lunch? Turns out, she was right. Imagine that.

Now, repeat after me: There’s no free grant money out there to start or expand my business. That’s right, boys and girls, there is no free grant money out there. No matter what you’ve heard or seen online or been promised by a company that will find you those grants.

Here it is, in black and white, straight from the horse’s mouth, as it were: “The federal government does not provide grants for starting and expanding a business.” Check it out on The site includes information specific to small businesses, including the types of businesses that might qualify for some kind of local or state funding.

Read through the site carefully to see if there are any grant programs that apply to your business. Don’t believe the hype about the government pouring money into small businesses and expecting nothing in return. Honestly, you know better.

Now bundle up, because it’s cold out there, and don’t forget your hat. Mama was right about that, too.

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