Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Opportunity Grant Program! Each one of the winning businesses will receive $10,000 in grant funding from Merchant Maverick to help cover current and future expenses. We wish every one of these women the best of luck going forward and strongly believe that they have what it takes to succeed long-term.
Community is one of those words that sounds like it has an obvious meaning, but in practice can mean a lot of different things. In the case of qualifying for an EIDL grant, what the SBA is talking about is your census tract. Depending on how populated your area is, there may be many census tracts within your municipality or very few. As it turns out, there are slightly different measures for businesses that are located in rural areas as opposed to metropolitan ones.
Small business aid made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Support Act has been making headlines, but many small business owners missed out on funding, do not qualify, or did not receive enough money to sustain their business for an extended period of time. The good news, though, is that many companies and organizations are offering millions of dollars in grant money to small business owners.
Welcome to the official page for the Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grants Program. At Merchant Maverick, we aim to make small business easy by providing comprehensive, unbiased reviews of the software and services you need to make your business succeed. Each review on our site represents hours of research, fact-checking, and testing by our writers and […]
Grants can be a great way to get the funding your nonprofit needs to make a difference in your community. Learn about the best places to find grants so you’re taking maximum advantage of the funding options available to your nonprofit.
Startups are inherently risky endeavors. According to Fortune Magazine, close to 60% of new startups fail. Because new businesses are so risky, it is notoriously difficult to obtain startup financing — most banks won’t lend to you unless you’ve been in business at least two years. While some online lenders offer startup loans, startup grants are […]
Arkansas is a great place to start a business, with its low cost of living and even lower cost of doing business—in fact, Arkansas’ cost of doing business is the lowest in the United States. Whether you have an established business in Central Arkansas’ vibrant Little Rock metro area, or are opening up shop in […]
Any business that is majority Black-owned and has between one and 50 employees may apply for grants worth $4,000 each — $2,500 in cash and $1,500 in Facebook ad credit. This means that Facebook plans to support up to 10,000 Black-owned businesses through the grant program.
Unfortunately, new businesses find it challenging to find funding. You can’t just walk into your local bank, produce a few financial statements, and get a business loan. A lack of revenue and business credit history works against you, as traditional lenders see you as a big risk. However, this doesn’t mean you have to put your dreams on hold. It simply means that you need to get a little creative with your funding. Not sure where to start? You’re in the right place.
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