Let’s face it, people aren’t exactly standing in line to give money to women business owners. A quick Google search will turn up government sites (like the Small Business Administration). Or some sketchy looking sites that really don’t give away any grant money to women-owned businesses.
But we know of some people and places that absolutely will help you find grants, loans and other sources of financing for your business dream. We’re not saying it’s going to be easy. You’ll have to invest the time and effort. But if you’re serious about your business, we’d love to get you started today.
First things first: WomensNet offers grants to business women in Maryland (as well as all across the United States). It’s awarded monthly, and we call it the Amber Grant for Women. You can apply right now and perhaps become our monthly $1,000 grant recipient. If you DO win the $1,000 grant, you’re instantly eligible to win the year-end $10,000 Amber Grant. Not bad for a few minutes of your time right now.
Also take a few quick minutes to check out the resources listed below. There are like-minded folks in Maryland who will help out women business owners 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 $1,000 each. Then, at the end of the year, one of those grant recipients is selected to receive the $10,000 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 $1,000 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 Maryland:
Greater Baltimore SCORE
10 South Howard Street The City Crescent Bldg., 6th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-2233
14 North Potomac Street Suite 200 B, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Ph: (301) 766-2043
101 Marlboro Ave Talbot City Chamber of Commerce, Easton, MD 21601
Ph: (410) 822-4606
4539 Metropolitan Court, Frederick, MD 21704
Ph: (240) 215-4757
Southern Maryland SCORE
49 Old Solomons Island Road Suite 204, Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph: (410) 266-9553
Women Business Owners of Montgomery County
PO Box 1281, Rockville, Maryland 20849-1281
Phone: (301) 365-1755
Maryland Women’s Business Center
51 Monroe Street, PE-20, Rockville, MD 20850
Prince George’s County:
Bowie Business Innovation Center, Bowie State University Center for Business
14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
118 North Market Street, Third Floor, Frederick, MD 21701