Grants to help young Vermonters find jobs

grants for vermont youthMore than 200 at-risk young Vermonters will find summer employment thanks to a federal grant program, with the focus on those who are no longer in school.

The Vermont Department of Labor has awarded grants totaling $100,000 to eight organizations from Burlington to Bennington. They will use the money to offer education and on-the-job training to Vermonters ages 16 to 24, with training in a broad array of fields ranging from early childhood development to forestry. One official said, “We’re trying to create independent citizens who have the skills needed to get a job and have a career and be a success at it.”

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Will my business idea be successful?

While there are no guarantees any startup business will be successful, a good first step to determine if an idea makes sense before proceeding with an investment of time and resources is to do a venture feasibility study.

Success-FailureA venture feasibility study analyzes an idea from several perspectives: market opportunity, competition, resources available, resource gaps, financial viability, operational issues, intellectual property rights, development timeline, and technology needs. Are there enough customers willing to buy your products, often enough, at a profitable price that your business can pay all expenses and provide a decent living wage to owners? If not, the business idea is not feasible.

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Government grants kick off the next “British Invasion”

3_WH_main_British-Invasion-Nineteen British bands that are signed to independent labels are getting government grants of up to £15,000 to help them make it big abroad. The acts are receiving the cash to pay for overseas marketing, session musicians, roadies, and more. The government is keen on banging the drum for the UK’s fledgling music stars. Up-and-coming bands dominate the list–see who made the cut.

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TYPros Foundation has grants for people with creative, innovative ideas geared toward Tulsa’s young adults

Do you have a great idea that you think would generate excitement and interest among the community’s young professionals? Maybe it’s a festival, event, program or something novel and eye-catching that you’ve frequently envisioned. Whatever the idea, the TYPros Foundation wants to know and is seeking grant applicants. Launched last year, the foundation aims to develop the next generation of community and philanthropic leaders and provide financial support for projects, events or programs that advance the foundation’s mission.

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Up to $35M in Grants Available to Assist Workers and Communities Affected by Changes in the Energy Sector

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of up to $35.5 million to help communities and workers successfully adapt to changes in the coal industry and power sector. The grant is being made available as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization initiative — known as POWER — led by the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Agency.

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£1m Grant Fund Allocates Its First 50 Grants to Local Firms

The Business Grant Fund, provided by St Helens Council, offers grants to both start-ups and established businesses and can provide between £500 and £10,000 to assist small to medium-sized firms expand and create jobs. To date, 50 local companies have benefited from more than £125,000 of grant funding for a wide range of business development projects, helping to support the creation of 72 new jobs in the borough.

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Free Canadian Grants for Small Businesses in ADP®

adp-logoADP Canada announced that its popular Small Business Grant contest has returned for a third year, with six $10,000 grants available to small businesses in Canada. The contest has been extended this year to companies with up to 99 employees, and winning companies will also receive up to $3,500 in waived payroll services for one year.

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I Love New York… for Business Grants and Subsidies

I Love New York for Business Grants and SubsidiesNew Yorkers often gripe about the cost of doing business in the state. Not to take away from the pastime of complaining, but when it comes to government grants and subsidies, there are a lot of tax dollars flowing to businesses in the Empire State.

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, a unit of the Department of Commerce that also calculates gross domestic product data, shows that businesses in New York receive the second-largest amount of government subsidies in the country.

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