Small Business Center
The StartHer grant program will begin accepting applications for its sixth round on Sept. 22. The Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs administers the program, which will offer 25 grants of $5,000 each for owners and aspiring small business founders to begin new and innovative projects. Applications are due by Oct. 22.
Winners must complete an online small business training course with the Center for Women Entrepreneurs, which covers topics in business plan development, marketing, legal issues, and accounting and financing.
Winners can use their grants to purchase machinery, equipment, technology, new inventory or raw materials. They also can use the capital to purchase and install fixtures or display units or improve their properties or can put the funds toward marketing or other business-related activities.
For more information, and a roundup of other small business grant programs, see Small Business Trends.