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Small Business Grants for Women in Indiana

Looking for small business grants for women in Indiana is anything but easy.

A Google search will bring up a long list of sites. But most either look like scams or complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites.

We’re different. WomensNet.net can help you find REAL grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture. Yes, you’re still going to have to put in some hard work and time. But if you’re serious about getting your business to the next level, you’ll find our site a big help.

A simple place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women. Business women from Indiana (and all around America) are eligible to apply for this grant. Our judges award this grant every month – so today would be the perfect time to apply.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below. There are folks in Indiana 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 $500 each. Then, at the end of the year, one of those Qualifying Grant recipients is selected to receive the $2,500 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 $500 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 21 best small business grants available for women today—and we’d love to share it with you!

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“21 Terrific Grants for Women Business Owners.”

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

Resources for businesswomen in Indiana:

Anderson SCORE
2701 Enterprise Dr. Suite 202
Anderson, IN 46013
Ph: (765) 642-0264

Bloomington SCORE
216 West Allen St Star Center
Bloomington, IN 47403
Ph: (812) 334-2392

Elkhart SCORE
418 S. Main Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
Ph: (574) 293-1531

Evansville SCORE
318 Main Street Suite 223
Evansville, IN 47708
Ph: (812) 426-6144

Fort Wayne SCORE
110 W. Berry Street Suite LL101
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Ph: (260) 422-2601

Greater Wabash Valley SCORE
301 Home Avenue CINERGY Service Building
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Ph: (812) 231-6763

Indianapolis SCORE
8500 Keystone Crossing Suite 401
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Ph: (317) 226-7264

Michiana SCORE
1030 East Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46617
Ph: (574) 310-8097

Northwest Indiana SCORE
162 W. Lincoln way
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Ph: (219) 462-1105

Southeast Indiana SCORE
500 Franklin Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Ph: (812) 379-4457

Indiana Business Journal
41 E. Washington St, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-3592
PHONE: (317) 634-6200
FAX: (317) 263-5060

Indiana National Association of Women Business Owners
310 N. Alabama Street Suite 330
Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: (317) 608-0250
FAX: (317) 245-9343
E-MAIL: info@nawboindy.org

Small Business Development Center of Indiana
One North Capitol Avenue, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2043
PHONE: (317) 232-8805
FAX: (317) 232-8872
E-MAIL: JSchpok@iedc.in.gov

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