The U.S Small Business Administration supports both the Small Business Development Center Program and SCORE to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. These programs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations.
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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, it does provide a myriad of services to assist entrepreneurs in pursuit of their dreams. One of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development are Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).
The USFA has recently formed a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health to establish the Predictive Lung Deposition Models for Safety and Efficacy of Orally Inhaled Drug Products Program.
The Department of Education offers several types of educational financial assistance such as grants, federal loans, and work-study programs. It is very much essential for student to determine which type of assistance will best suit his/her financial needs.
Kickstarter, the most popular online US-based crowdfunding platfrom, has announced plans to open an Irish website within months. It will be viewed as a rival to Fundit, one of the three crowdfunding platforms already based in Irish shores.