Frankly, if you’re looking for grants for your small business, you shouldn’t hold your breath. It is probably more likely that you’ll win the lotto. However, it doesn’t hurt to apply for business grants if your company meets the qualifications. Places to look for grants are: state and local governments, women’s organizations, literacy foundations and the US government. Just remember, if you are a non-profit, you are more likely to qualify for grants than a for profit business.
If you don’t qualify for any grants, there are other options. Why not enter the UPS Small Business Contest for a chance to get free money for your business?