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Small Business Grants for Women in Louisiana

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. 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 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!

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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 Louisiana:

Resources for businesswomen 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
1011 LAKE SHORE DR FL 7
LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601
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

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Whether you’re starting or growing your business, WomensNet can help. Find money to finance your business:

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