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Posted by Kevin W Womble Sr on November 17, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Small Business Grants for Convicted Felons

 

By Jeannie Barry-Sanders, eHow Contributor .updated: September 29, 2010

 

 

 

 

The key to the future is in your hands.rock and key image by bluefern from Fotolia.comGrants specifically for ex-felons are re-entry grants for states and nonprofits to help ex-felons re-enter communities. Small business grants, unless they specify that ex-felons cannot apply, are available for anyone with a good idea and a professional business plan.

 

.Planning

For business start-ups, develop a business and marketing plan prior to searching for capital to finance the business. Let a business consultant review the business and marketing plan to find out if it is feasible. SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) reviews business plans free.

 

Preparation

Research foundations, churches, small business websites and businesses and nonprofits owned or run by ex-felons as a source of possible grant funding. Carefully review grant application guidelines to determine if ex-felons are excluded.

 

Dedication

Ex-felons with innovative business ideas and a well written business plan can contact community leaders, angel investors and other business people to market and gain support for the idea. They can also collaborate with non-ex-felons to achieve their business goals and obtain grants.

 

Warnings and Recommendations

Applications for grants rarely have questions about criminal history. References, work history, business experience will be more important. It is not required to disclose information unless asked. Present business start-up ideas in a professional and business-like manner to potential investors.

 

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7 Comments

Reply Larry
1:57 AM on March 23, 2011 
It is a sad feeling when a individual decides to make a change in his life as an american and try to restore the good in society by being productive and providing opportunity for themselves and others by starting a business and he is constantly scrutinized and stereotyped because of his past. What happen to Americans helping Americans when the time is needed. You want a better America but don't want to invest in one that can make a difference this is what I'm experiencing.
Reply Kevin W Womble Sr
6:15 PM on March 25, 2011 
Larry says...
It is a sad feeling when a individual decides to make a change in his life as an american and try to restore the good in society by being productive and providing opportunity for themselves and others by starting a business and he is constantly scrutinized and stereotyped because of his past. What happen to Americans helping Americans when the time is needed. You want a better America but don't want to invest in one that can make a difference this is what I'm experiencing.

I agree with you 100% Larry put as you and I both know we have too help ourselves because there just arn't that many people who care about ex-offenders in this country. The mindset that once a felon always a felon will not change for a long time.
Reply nate orick
1:57 PM on August 31, 2011 
im looking to find out more info on how to get a grant from the government since im a convicted felon..any information would be helpful....
Reply Jason Cannon
2:50 PM on January 2, 2012 
I am also looking to find a grant, to apply to small comp. I have been out for almost two years and have been searching this long. I am out of work and have drained all and every resource I can grasp. My wife is working but even with that we are so far behind it is unreal. If ya'll have any idea's or possibilities please inform me.
Reply jim tallent
12:17 PM on April 17, 2012 
hi i just found this web-site i am a convicted phelon and im trying to go back to school to be a professional dog trainer for k-9 police dogs and family protection, also i would like to start a doberman kennel service for breeding high quality work dogs, can you steer me in the right direction it really feels like i am spinning my wheels. im starting over an trying to have a better an happier life thanks Jim Tallent
Reply zachary williams
9:10 PM on September 23, 2013 
I would to know how to gain capiyal and start a Property Preservation company.
Reply zachary williams
9:19 PM on September 23, 2013 
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO START A PROPERTY PRESERVATION COMPANY ,AND HOW TO GET CAPITAL FOR PROPER TRAINING , AND EQUIPTMENT.