How to Get Funding for Startups from Government in the United States

There are several ways that startup companies in the United States can get funding from the government

Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans:  The SBA offers a variety of loan programs for small businesses, including microloans, 7(a) loans, and 504 loans 

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Grants:  Federal agencies, state governments, and other organizations offer grants for small businesses that are working on specific projects or in certain industries.

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Tax credits:  The federal government and some state governments offer tax credits to small businesses that meet certain criteria, such as hiring employees or conducting research and development.

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Investment programs:  Some government agencies and programs, such as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, provide funding to small businesses in exchange for an equity stake in the company.

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To find out more about these and other funding options, you can visit the SBA website or search for funding opportunities on 

You can also reach out to your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for assistance with finding and applying for funding. 

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