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Small Business Grants for Women in Arkansas

Small business grants for women in Arkansas.

Have you been looking for a small business grant for women in Arkansas? Then you know there are plenty of sites that either look sketchy.  Or are complicated government sites who typically help women-owned businesses in non-traditional industries (tech sector or construction, etc.).

We’re different. WomensNet focuses on small businesses and start-ups.  We’ll point you in the direction of REAL grants, loans, and other funding for women businesses.  Of course, you’ll still have to roll up your sleeves and put in the time and work to get a grant or other funding.

Take a few minutes to start with our Amber Grant for Women. Business women from Arkansas (and all around America) can  apply for this $1,000 monthly grant. Yes, our judges award this $1,000 Amber Grant every month – and if you win this month, you’ll automatically be entered into our year-end $10,000 grant.  That’s a grand total of $11,000 in grant money in 2018 for one winner.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below. There are folks in Arkansas waiting to help women business owners just like you!

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What is an Amber Grant?

WomensNet launched the Amber Grant in 1998 to honor the memory of an ambitious young woman who died at the age of 19, before she could realize her entrepreneurial aspirations. Today, these grants help women like you fulfill the dreams that Amber could not.

How Does It Work?

Every month, the WomensNet judges award one or more Qualifying Grants of $1,000 each. Then, at the end of the year, one of those Qualifying Grant recipients is selected to receive the $10,000 Amber Grant.

How Do I Apply?

By telling us your story. There are no lengthy, complicated documents to complete; just answer a few questions about your business. But hurry—applications are due by the end of the month for the next $1,000 Qualifying Grant.

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Six steps you should take when looking for a business grant:

1. Analyze your organization's needs. Make sure you have a solid understanding of the:
  • Problem or need you want to address
  • Audience that will benefit from your product or service
  • Kind and amount of support you need
  • Resources and commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential and prospective partners in the community
2. Research various types of foundations. Learn the operational differences between:
  • Corporate foundations
  • Civic foundations
  • Private foundations
3. Look for funding matches. Identify funders who:
  • Are able and likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Share a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile a list of prospects. Group them in two ways:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Review and refine your list. Eliminate prospects that DON’T FUND:
  • In your state
  • Your type of organization
  • Your subject
  • The type of support you need
  • Your size project
6. Select the most appropriate funding prospects. Research them in detail:
  • Contact them directly to request annual reports and other publications
  • Search print and online media to identify projects that received grants in the past
  • Ask former grant recipients for advice and why they felt they were successful over other applicants

Not Sure Where to Start?

You’re in luck. We’ve done hours of research and compiled a list of the 20 best small business grants available for women today—and we’d love to share it with you!

Enter your email to receive a FREE copy of our special report,
“20 Terrific Grants for Women Business Owners.”

And be sure to check out these excellent resources available to help businesswomen like you in Arkansas:

Resources for businesswomen in Arkansas:

Little Rock SCORE
2120 Riverfront Drive Suite 250, Little Rock, AR 72202
Ph: (501) 324-7379 Ext 302

Northwest Arkansas SCORE
614 E. Emma Street, Room M-412, Springdale, AR 72764
Ph: 800-646-0450

Arkansas Women’s Business Center
Phone: (501) 864-8430
E-MAIL: liz.young@winrock.org

Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference

Small Business Development Center of Arkansas
2801 S. University, Little Rock, AR 77204
Phone: (501) 683-7700
(800) 862-2040 (toll-free)
E-MAIL: webmaster@asbtdc.ualr.edu

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Whether you’re starting or growing your business, WomensNet can help.

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