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Grant Writing Adventure 11-27-2006

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Blog entry by Mark A. DeCou posted 2697 days ago 682 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The National Association for the Self Employed (NASE) which I joined to get health insurance coverage, has a program to provide grants to small-business members for up to $5,000 for business needs. Their application is pretty simple, except that I need to send a full Business Plan, so I have been working on that document for several months. I have the Business/Marketing Plan nearly finished today, and so I will be sending out the application and grant proposal in the mail tomorrow.

I am asking for funds to purchase equipment I need in my shop, a larger surface planer, a table sanding belt machine, and a Multi-router machine for cutting joinery. All of this comes to a lot more than $5000, but just in case they felt sorry for me and had extra money, I wanted to give them some ideas of ways they could help me out.

More updates on this process later,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com



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Obi

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#1 posted 2697 days ago

Got a website to contact?

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#2 posted 2697 days ago

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2697 days ago

Hi Mark,
I wish you all the success in the world.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Mark A. DeCou

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#4 posted 2697 days ago

Hey Obi:
try this link to their website on the grant
http://benefits.nase.org/show_benefit.asp?Benefit=MicroBizGrant

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#5 posted 2697 days ago

Woodworking Business Plan sounds very interesting, Mark. Good luck!

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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