Where do we find funding for a REAL empowerment project?
Have detailed business plans - after thorough research - now trying to land funding. Am very disillusioned with government based individuals - who just don't seem to care about empowerment. Where do we turn in order to reach someone / some organization who after viewing the merits - are able to RUN WITH THE PROJECT
Hello Edwina, this is a pretty complicated question and a precise answer depends on your company, your need for income, entrepreneurial history, and a bunch of other factors. So my answer will be general/simple.
Having said that, if you're looking to get money and are a new entrepreneur, one of the best ways to attract funding is a build a product that produces revenue/strong adoption and has a clear path to scale. Even if you're only making money on a small scale, it's a strong start.
If you're still in the idea stage, an option that may be viable is crowdfunding (e.g. kickstater.com). If you can generate some social media buzz around your campaign, you could get funded that way.
Kickstarter and Indiegogo immediately come to mind. I did hear however that of the two, Indiegogo is a bit more flexible in what you can request for potential funding.
Another option would be to research and write a grant for that particular project.
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Hope this helps you!
We have resources with all national US lenders to get small businesses the funds they are looking for. We have an affiliate program for people like who who know business owners that need additional capital. Send me an email for some more details or when would be a good time to talk with you.