You’d think it’s nearly impossible to find a small business grant for women anywhere online. A Google search will produce a long list of sites. But a lot of these sites either look shady or they’re way too complicated government-run sites — agencies that typically give out large grants to women business owners, but only if you’re in the tech sector. Plus, the paperwork and financial info you’re forced to disclose is invasive.
That’s not what we’re about. WomensNet helps you find real grants, loans, and other funding for your small business. That doesn’t mean it will be easy. You’re going to have to put in some hard work and time. But if you’re serious about growing a successful business, you’ll find our site is a big help.
Here’s a great and simple way to start — apply for our Amber Grant for Women. Businesswomen from Maine (and all across America) can easily apply for this grant. Our judges pick a $4,000 Amber Grant recipient each month – and if you win, you’re automatically eligible for our $25,000 year-end Amber Grant. That means you could be awarded $29,000 total this year by completing your application today.
After you’ve applied, consider reading about the resources below. There are businesspeople in Maine waiting to help women business owners just like you.
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.
Every month, WomensNet judges award one or more Amber Grants of $4,000 each. Then, at the end of the year, one of those grant recipients is selected to receive the $25,000 Amber Grant.
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 $4,000 Amber Grant.
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!
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“20 Terrific Grants for Women Business Owners.”
And be sure to check out these excellent resources available to help businesswomen like you in Maine:
68 Sewall Street, Room 512, Augusta, ME 04330
202 Harlow Street Federal Office Bldg, Room 230, Bangor, ME 04401
Ph: (207) 942-0103
Downeast Maine SCORE
PO Box 1507, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Ph: (207) 667-5800
Oxford Hills SCORE
2 Market Square, South Paris, ME 04281
Ph: (207) 743-0499
100 Middle Street, 2nd Fl., Portland, ME 04101
Ph: (207) 772-1147
SCORE Androscoggin County
100 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
Ph: (207) 782-3708
Maine Women’s Business Center
36 Water Street, Wiscasset, Maine 04578
Telephone: (207) 882-7552
Maine Centers for Women, Work, & Community
Gannett Building, 5th Floor, 331 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330-9410
Reception Desk: 207-621-3440
Toll Free in Maine: 800-442-2092
Small Business Development Center
Mail: 96 Falmouth, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, Maine 04104-9300
Location: 501 Forest Ave, Portland, Maine 04103
Telephone: Information (207) 780-4420
TTY Number: (207) 780-5646