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First-Time St. Louis Entrepreneurs Need to Apply for this Grant
By Lauren Caldwell
January 11, 2019

Funding Alert: First-Time St. Louis Entrepreneurs Need to Apply for this Grant

First-Time St. Louis Entrepreneurs Need to Apply for this Grant
Just getting that idea off the ground? You’ve picked a good time. The BALSA Foundation is looking for first-time entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their early-stage business in St. Louis. The application submission deadline is Jan. 15, 2019.

Applications are welcome from all business sectors including non-profits and for-profit organizations.

The grant includes $1,000 of funding toward your business and $2,500 in services from subject matter experts in legal assistance, marketing, accounting and more. Winners will join the BALSA Foundation finalist community and receive one-on-one mentoring as well as other resources to help them launch and grow their business.

Applications for The BALSA Grant are only open twice a year, January 1–15 and July 1–15.

Applications must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2019. Apply today.

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