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When you are asking a company or agency to give you money, you will need to go through a long process of filling out paperwork, documenting your business, including every detail of your business plan, and so on. You'll need to keep accurate and up-to-date business records. Each granting agency will have it's own requirements that you will need to fulfil in order to receive the grant. You also most likely will need to go through a waiting process once you've submitted your applications.
We recommend that you create a business plan first before applying for a grant. A business plan will help you to look at all aspects, potential implications and benefitis of your business proposal.
If at all possible, make personal contact with the grant provider before you finish the application and documentation process.
Your application should clearly and compellingly explain in detail how your business plan will meet the objectives of the granting institution. Remember that each agency or company will have it's own rules and requirements for their grant recipients.
Include your estimated expenses, and pay particular attention to describing your track record.
Generally, the more local the grant institution is, the quicker you are likely to get a decision.
Applications to local granting agencies are in most cases reviewed in a matter of days or weeks. National agencies have larger bureaucracies and will take longer, perhaps several weeks or months, to review your application and make a decision.