Government grants are very hard to get under the best of circumstances. That fact is that most of those grants that are given out are to expand existing businesses, not to start new ones. Unless you fit very specific criteria (there are special grants for minority, women business owners for example) the odds are long indeed. That does not mean that you shouldn't give it a try, I just wouldn't bet the farm on it. Check with your local Small Business Development Center and see what they have to say.
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