District Heights, MD (PRWEB) July 24, 2006
July 21 marked the launch of GrantsFlash!, a new business delivering small business grant opportunities to America’s entrepreneurs. The business -- an email-based subscription service featuring small business grant opportunities and helpful hints for beginning grant seekers -- sells for $19.99-a-month and offers a special discount for business-minded Moms.
“GrantsFlash! really exists to provide SOHO (small office/home office) owners, small business owners, and budding entrepreneurs with hope,” says Andrea Smith, the company’s founder and CEO. “I know that there are a lot of small business owners out there who would like to use grant money to start or expand their businesses. The problem is that many of them don’t know where to find the money or don’t have the time to look. That’s where GrantsFlash! comes in.”
Subscribers to the service will receive a monthly email blast describing several grant opportunities including the sizes of the awards that are up for grabs, competition entry criteria, and links to grant sponsor websites. They will also receive two periodic publications offering advice on how to develop winning applications.
According to the International Data Corporation, a SOHO is a small, homebased, income-generating business with less than 10 employees. A small business, on the other hand, is one that has less than 100 employees.
In 2005, there were a total of 13.8 million SOHOs in the US. Of that number, 9.7 million provided their household’s primary source of income. During the same year, small businesses totaled 8.1 million, represented more than 99.7% of all US employers, and had average annual revenues of $3.6 million.
Smith says that even though conventional bank loans are widely accepted as a normal and desirable way to finance a business, there are some entrepreneurs who just don’t want to go that route.
“Between school loans, mortgage loans, car loans, and credit card debt, the prospect of one more monthly note can be a real turn-off, “ Smith said. “I want America’s entrepreneurs to know that there is a real alternative to the small business loan--small business grants.”
As an incentive to potential subscribers, GrantsFlash! is offering a free sample of its new product -- a summary of a live and current small business grant opportunity -- to anyone who wants to preview the service. To receive the complimentary grant citation, or request more information, email grantsflashinfo @ yahoo.com.
All statistics from the International Data Corporation, a subsidiary of the International Data Group.