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Texas Women's Owned Business:

Enables business owners to give purchasing managers, contractors, lenders, customers, and others business partners evidence their company is owned by one of more females and is registered with Woman Owned Business Certification.

Here are 10 places women entrepreneurs can look for small-business grants and financial resources; per Nerdwallet.

1. Grants.gov 

Federally sponsored grants database, including grants for small businesses. To apply, you must obtain a DUNS number for your business (a unique nine-digit identification number), register to do business with the U.S. government through its System Award Management site, and create an account at Grants.gov.

To view grants specifically for small businesses, filter the results on the left side of the page under “eligibility.”

2. Small Bus. Innovation: 

The SBA facilitates these two competitive programs, which provide grants to small businesses that contribute to federal research and development. Twelve federal agencies, including the departments of Agriculture, Defense, and Health and Human Services, post grant opportunities on their websites. You can search current grant opportunities on the SBIR website. To qualify, you must operate a for-profit business with no more than 500 employees and meet other eligibility requirements.

3. The Girlboss Foundation:

Awards grants twice a year to female and female-identifying entrepreneurs.

Each recipient receives funding of $15,000. Grants are exclusive to female business owners working in design, fashion, music and the arts. Selections are judged by creativity and innovation, business acumen and planning, and demonstration of a financial need

4. Women's Business Center:

The SBA sponsors about 100 Women’s Business Centers nationwide, designed to help women entrepreneurs with business development and access to capital. Some, such as the California Capital Financial Development Corp., lend money directly, while others help you find small-business grants and loans that you may qualify for.

5. Economic Dev. Centers:

Majority states and cities have economic development resources focused on promoting strong local economies.

6. Small Bus Dev. Centers:

There are hundreds of SBA-sponsored Small Business Development Centers around the country, typically housed at colleges and universities. SBDCs offer free, one-on-one business consulting, including help with developing a business plan, researching markets and finding financing.

7. Amber Grant:

Awards $4,000 to a different women-owned business every month. At the end of each year, one of the 12 grant winners is awarded an additional $25,000. The application is relatively simple: Explain your business, describe what you’d do with the grant money and pay a $15 application fee.

The foundation’s advisory board chooses the winners, looking for women with passion and a good story. Businesses operating in the U.S. and Canada are eligible.

8. Eileen Fisher  Women-Owned Business:

Awards a total of $100,000 to up to 10 women business owners each year. To be eligible, women must make up at least 51% of your business’s ownership and leadership, your business must have been in operation for at least three years, earn less than $1 million in annual revenue, and be focused on environmental or social change

9. Fedex Small Business Grant:

Awards up to $25,000 apiece to 10 small businesses annually. To be eligible, you must operate a for-profit business with fewer than 99 employees and at least six months of operating history.

10. National Assc for the Self-Employed:

Nonprofit trade assoc. that awards $4,000 per month in growth grants to small businesses that can be used for a variety of business needs, including marketing, advertising and hiring employees.

Hard Money Lending through TD&F Investment Financing.

We are officially opened to taking applications for hard money loans. Loan amounts of up to $1,000,000 with interest rates starting at 8.75% with approved credit. 

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