Message Board: 2021 – Capital Assistance

Message Boards General Topics & Help 2021 – Capital Assistance

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    • #16368

        I see that its time for me to step away and start my own business. I, however, have not been successful in locating capital/grants to help fund my start-up costs. I hear so many people saying “Oh, its going to be easy for you as a woman, that is African American, to get funding.” But I need some direction and assistance. I have a location, I have a license and I have the business, ready for me to purchase. Can someone connect with me to assist in securing funding to purchase the business?

      • #16370

          I am looking for capital. There is this assumption that because I am a woman and Chicanx that money is being thrown at me but I have yet to find it. Ive owned my own business now in my 3rd year and barly holding on. The numbers don’t lie. Had it not been for the stimulus in Dec and March I would not have made rent. Someone led the way.

        • #16379

            Following this thread!! I’ve heard that the SBA has resources available, but I’m not sure how to leverage.

          • #16393

              Unfortunately it is NEVER easy to get funding, no matter your gender or ethnicity. Ultimately someone will make a decision based on the likelihood that the business will survive. There are a lot of tricks that can help, but a lot of it is just talking to a lot of funding sources.

              Here is a link on the Galaxy site that lists a bunch of various sources, including grants. Please check it out:

            • #16417

                Following thread.

              • #16418

                  Welcome! Sandmsteelerectors!!

                  Glad you are here and participating. Where are you located?

                • #16420

                    Bainbridge ga

                  • #16421

                      I think SBA has a program for minorities but not sure how to look for that. What I know is SBA only guarantees up to 85% on commercial loans thru a commercial bank. And I echo keymaster for the Galaxy resources link…is great info.

                    • #17071

                        Good evening, everyone! I have been in the hunt for a business since 2019 and everything that has been said is true of me as well: I’m an African-American (minority) woman who should have money thrown at my feet to finance my business. I wanted to provide housing for veterans so I acquired a building for very little money (long story) and went hunting for funding. Mind you, I had already started the process of establishing my business structure – LLC AND corporation; virtual address and phone number; business bank accounts; Nav; D&B Paydex score…the whole nine yards. Fast forward to 2023: I expect to close on the sale of my building for just enough to pay my realtor and reimburse myself for the cost of the material and labor for the roof I put on the building to stop the water from damaging my investment any further!

                        I did learn something very valuable along the way though: you cannot establish good business credit without fixing my personal credit FIRST contrary to what the gurus tell you. No, business credit is not created in a vacuum. More often that not, you have to provide PG – personal guarantee – credit that is contingent on your good to excellent personal credit. Yes, I also opened the credit union accounts with the military, the Pentagon, etc. and made some head ways by securing some high credit limits, however I didn’t have the mentorship I needed to make profitable moves with those funds and I’m back to square one…but with debt. You can go so much further if you work on your income to debt ration which will boost your utilization, acquiring great mentorship, your business plan, did I say great mentorship? There’s no shortcut to getting great business credit that will allow you to have either the credit you need to buy a property or an investment that you set to cash flow in a short period of time. And oh, beware of the shiny object syndrome!

                        There are some great resources out there, Galaxy being one. HelloAlice is another. Nav is another. The credit unions that accept national memberships. We can do this!

                      • #17072


                          Welcome! We are glad you joined our community. We are entrepreneurs helping each other and we are happy that you jumped in.

                          Hope you find what you are looking for.


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