Business By mandy711 Updated 8 Dec 2008 , 1:57am by CakeForte

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mandy711 Posted 7 Dec 2008 , 5:09pm
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Has anyone ever gotton a grant for thier cake business, if so how, where, ect.?

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MacsMom Posted 7 Dec 2008 , 5:15pm
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I wanna know, too.

A friend suggested the best way to get one is if you had an after-school day for kids to come and learn how to decorate, something along those lines.

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mommarivera Posted 7 Dec 2008 , 5:18pm
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Yea I have wondered that myself.

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Mac Posted 8 Dec 2008 , 12:51am
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In the small business course that I took, they told us there are not any "grants" for your business. I think it has to be a non-profit thing. We were told that the "businesses" that teach grant-writing to help you secure money for your business or to start a business are just making money from the un-informed.

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CakeForte Posted 8 Dec 2008 , 1:57am
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Yes, Mac is right. Grants are given out by foundations when a company's or school's product /service/ research is in line with the said foundations goals. So a company will then apply for a grant and then be awarded based on their need and if they are the best fit for the foundation. You can't just apply anywhere and has to be a pretty close match.

Someone on here has a siggy that says "bake for our troops" or something like that. If their business was solely for that purpose, and basically operated as a non-profit, they would be able to apply for grants if there was a foundation that was also in line with support troops, and they were able to establish a serious need as to why they are the best applicant for the grant.

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