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How do I get a grant to start a business if I am a felon?

asked 2017-02-08 09:37:58 -0800

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updated 2017-02-13 21:08:41 -0800

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I have been inconcerated for most of my life and I am now a 27 year old felon who is not on parole or probation. I am having a very hard time finding a job that will help me support my two daughters and myself so, I would like to start my own bussiness in plumbing. I have experience in this field and am very good at it. How do I get a grant to start a business if I am a felon?

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answered 2017-02-14 11:18:06 -0800

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Good for you! Many people find that starting their own business is a great way to get around all kinds of bias and discrimination. The SBA (Small Business Administration) is a great plade to start for anyone interested in beginning their own business -- they do not treat ex-offenders any differently from other folks.  And there are also some private programs you could investigate. Find out more in the Business section of this article about Grants for Felons. Also find out more about the SBA in this review of the SBA website. And good luck! With some help and a lot of determination you can make a new start!

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