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Small Business Grants for Women in Louisiana

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Six Steps to find a grant:

1. Analyze Your Organization?s Needs & Determine:
  • The problem or need you want to address
  • The audience or target beneficiaries you will serve
  • The amount & types of support you need
  • The resources & commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential partners in the community
2. Research Foundations & How They Operate:
  • Learn as much as possible about corporate, civic, and private foundations
3. Look for Funding Matches By Considering Funders Who:
  • Are able or likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Have a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile A List Of Prospects:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Refine Your List & Eliminate Sources That:
  • Do NOT fund in your state
  • Do NOT fund your subject
  • Do NOT fund the type of support you need (See Types of Funding Support)
  • Fund your type of organization
  • Fund your size project
6. Select The Most Appropriate Funding Sources & Research In Detail
  • Contact funder directly for annual report and other publications
  • Search newspapers and the Internet for former grant recipients and contact them for advice or tips, why they felt they were successful as opposed to other applicants

Looking for small business grants for women in Louisiana 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. 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 Louisiana (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 Louisiana waiting to help women business owners just like you!

We have also done the research of finding the 21 top grants available for women today. To get a copy of our report sign up below.

Resources for Women in Louisiana

Acadiana SCORE
100 Central St. # 3
Lafayette, LA 70501
Ph: (337) 200-0431

Baton Rouge Area SCORE
7117 Florida Blvd.Louisiana Technology Park, Suite 313
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Ph: (225) 381-7130

New Orleans SCORE
365 Canal StreetSuite 2820
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ph: (504) 589-2356

Northeast Louisiana SCORE
1810 Auburn AvenueSuite 104
Monroe, LA 71201
Ph: (318) 323-0878

Northshore SCORE
3505 Highway 190St. Tammany Parish Library Resource Center
Mandeville, LA 70471
Ph: (985) 520-0929

Northwest Louisiana SCORE
400 Edwards StreetShreveport Chamber of Commerce
Shreveport, LA 71101
Ph: (318) 677-2500

Southwest Louisiana SCORE
Ph: (337) 433-3632 Ext 217

Louisiana Federation of Business & Professional Women
BPW Louisiana
P.O. Box 15131
Monroe, LA 71207

WBEC South
2800 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Suite 180
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 830-0149
Fax: (504) 830-3895

Small Business Development Center
LSBDC State Office
700 University Avenue, Admin 2-101
Monroe, LA 71209
Phone: (866) 782-4159