BEWARE: Scam National Grants Conference is Coming to Town October 31, 2006Posted by SBDC in Small Business General.
It has recently come to my attention that the National Grants group is coming back to Corpus Christi early November. I’ll have you know that I went undercover last year to check this “free conference” out. After sitting through 2 hours of hearing how others have successfully obtained government grants, the presenter informed us that their services are not free…they want attendees to pay $1000 for access to a book that has contact information for the “governmental grant agencies”. They also ask that you pay additional $$ to attend the second session of the conference. Read a related article from the Caller Times.
From the National Grants Conference Web site:
The United States has been providing self-help grant programs and low interest loans to its citizens since the days of Abraham Lincoln. The biggest obstacle is that so many of these government programs are simply very hard to find. There are over 1,400 Federal Funding Programs available today. NATIONAL GRANTS CONFERENCES TELLS YOU WHERE THE MONEY IS AND HOW TO GET IT.
Small business owners, there are no free government dollars available to help you start or grow your for-profit business. Always contact the local Better Business Bureau before you dish out any money to get free government grants.
Find free access to legitimate federal government grant opportunities here. Please notice that most (if not all) of these types of grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations.