A Google search will bring up a long list of sites. But most either look like scams or complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites. Most of these sites will make you fill out long forms with tons of personal and financial information.
Fortunately, you’ve landed on a different kind of site. WomensNet helps you find legitimate grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture. Of course, you’ll still 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 great place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women. Businesswomen from Minnesota are eligible — and have won — this grant. Sarah Olsen of Levity Products/The LECS Project and Lara Cornell of Anahata Collaborative are 2 recent examples.
Here’s how it works: Our judges award a $1,000 Amber Grant every month, making any time a good time to apply. If you’re one of our twelve $1,000 winners throughout the year, you become instantly eligible to win our year-end $10,000 Amber Grant. Imagine the impact that $11,000 would have on your business.
After you’ve applied, please take a bit of time to view the resources below. There are people in Minnesota waiting to help women business owners just like you. Best wishes.
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 Minnesota:
Central Minnesota Score
355 Fifth Avenue South, Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Ph: (320) – 240-1332
8700 West 36th Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Ph: (952) 938-4570
SE Minnesota SCORE
220 S. BroadwayRochester Chamber of Commerce, Suite 100, Rochester, MN 55904
Ph: (507) 288-8103
South Central Minnesota SCORE
525 Florence Avenue, Owatonna, MN 55060
South Metro SCORE
350 W BURNSVILLE PKWY STE 425, Burnsville, MN 55337
Ph: (952) 890-7020
St. Paul SCORE
176 Snelling Avenue N – #300, St. Paul, MN 55104
Ph: (651) 632-8937
Minnesota Business Women
7020 Unity Avenue North, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
4335 Pheasant Ridge Dr NE #224, Blaine, MN 55449
Small Business Development Center
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-200, Saint Paul, MN, 55101-1351
Phone: (651) 259-7114