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Small Business Grants for Women in Virginia

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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 Virginia 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 Virginia (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 Virginia 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 Virginia

Central Virginia SCORE
209 5th St NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Ph: (434) 295-6712

Greater Lynchburg SCORE
1100 Court Street Federal Building
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Ph: (434) 846-3235

Hampton Roads SCORE
838 Granby Street Retail Alliance
Norfolk, VA 23510
Ph: (757) 455-9338

Martinsville SCORE
115 Broad Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
Ph: (276) 632-6401

Richmond SCORE
400 N. 8th StreetFederal Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Ph: (804) 771-2400

Roanoke SCORE
105 Franklin Road SW Suite 150
Roanoke, VA 24011
Ph: (540) 857-2834

Shenandoah Valley SCORE
301 W. Main Street
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Ph: (540) 949-4423

Williamsburg SCORE
421 N. Boundary Street, Chamber of Commerce
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Ph: (757) 229-6511

Virginia Women’s Business Conference – November 22, 2013
JP Events & Consulting
Phone: 703-777-8577
Email: tsteinbach@jpevents.biz

Community Business Partnership
Address: 7001 Loisdale Road, Suite C,
Springfield, VA 22150
Timings: 9AM to 5PM, Monday – Friday
Phone: 703-768-1440
Email: info@cbponline.org

Small Business Development Center
Ms. Jody Keenan , Director
Small Business Development Center
George Mason University
4031 University Drive, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030-3409
(703) 277-7727
FAX: (703) 277-7730
e-mail: jkeenan@gmu.edu