Thursday, January 17, 2008

"Grant" Program With A Fee - For Single Moms - I'll Let YOU Decide!

Like I have said before I am not too crazy about "grant" programs that charge a fee and I don't usually recommend them to my clients unless they specifically ask for more information about these kinds of programs.

But I will let you decide for yourself......

This "grant" program is for moms with a business idea? If you have a dream of starting your own business (and you are a mom) then you are invited to apply for for this grant.

The purpose of this grant program is to help other moms achieve their business dreams. The organization that is sponsoring this grant program has always assisted moms in business with business advice but now wants to help some moms who want to start their own business, but do not have the finances to make it happen.

Since obtaining money to start a business is far from easy this grant program will give one mom a $1,000 business grant which will require absolutely no repayment! This is a fabulous opportunity for any mom who has an amazing business idea or wants to expand her existing business. And a new grant winner will be chosen every three months!

Other sponsoring partners have been included to provide the winning mom with essential business start up products. This will allow the $1,000 business grant to stretch even further since the mom won't have to purchase equipment themselves. The exciting news continues as the mom chosen will also receive a brand new computer and printer! Also a website will be created for you (or your existing website will be updated)!

If you are chosen to receive the grant you must use it to help your existing business or start a new one. And you have to let the organization know how you spent the grant within 30 days of receiving it.

In order to be eligible for this "grant" program:

  • You must be a mom over the age of 21 living in the United States.

  • You have to subscribe to the organization's newsletter (but subscribing is free)

  • You have to pay the $25 application fee to be considered.

    The $25 non-refundable application fee will cover the administrative costs associated with the grant.

They also include in their literature:

"And if you are serious about starting or expanding your business, this application fee will not stand in your way.

Like I said before, I'll let you decide whether or not you consider this a real grant program. (Personally I do not!)

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