Any Advice on How to Get a Grant or Loan for a Single Mother to Start a Business

Updated on July 31, 2008
S.C. asks from Pacifica, CA
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I am looking to start my own business from home and was wondering if anyone has any experience or knowledge of how to get agrant or loan to make this happen. I am a single mother trying to make a life for my daughter. I am the only contributor with no financial help.

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S.M.

answers from Stockton on

Have you tried your local SBA (small business association)?
Also check with the local community college, they usually have a business teacher who you could meet with for help.
There is help out there for women, specifically with financing. Also when we opened our business checking account, they offered some small financing and a credit card.
Good luck.

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C.S.

answers from San Francisco on

If you are in the East Bay, the Oakland Business Development Center is totally geared for this, and has lots of resources. You can find them at http://www.obdc.com/

Your local chapter of SCORE is also geared for this, again east bay info: http://www.eastbayscore.org/ They have workshops galore.

Cal State also has a small biz center: http://www.eastbaysbdc.org/

Go for it! I help small business owners everyday, and I have seen the beauty and benefits of running your own business. Just not ready to do it myself :-)

C. S.

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M.J.

answers from Sacramento on

Hey Sandra,
Sorry for the late response but if you haven't found a way to start your home based business, I have an opportunity that you might want to take a look at as a vehicle to save money to start your dream business. You can visit www.primerica.com. If you are interested feel free to give me a call for more information ###-###-####.

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K.M.

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The Small Business Administration is a great resource. I'd also love to share with you a business that I do from home, which really doesn't require much start-up costs. If you'd like to find out more about it, I'd be happy to share some information. Please email me at [email protected]____.com or call me at ###-###-####. Best of luck to you.

-K.
(mother of three children - ages 6, 4 and almost 2)

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