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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, one of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development is the Community Development Financial Institution Fund managed by the US Department of the Treasury.
Community Development Financial Institutions fall into four categories:
The United States Small Business Administration, otherwise known as SBA, is a United States government agency that was established on the 30th day of July, 1953.
The Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs Technical Assistance Program is designed to decrease the number of disadvantaged micro-entrepreneurs by helping them enhance their management capabilities, by way of providing them with technical assistance and training in the areas concerning activities that are associated with starting, expanding and growing their businesses.
Allison Roberts, a Canadian born chocolatier, is looking to start a community minded, ethical chocolate factory processing beans in Clonakilty.