Community Development

Introduction to the Small Business Administration

If you’re looking for a way to help your business grow, now would be a good time to understand how the government can help you with your small business needs.

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How to Apply for a Federal Grant

We often hear of federal grants and how they can help make our lives better. Well, they actually do, make our lives better. But instead of assisting our personal financial needs such as personal debts and rent payment, federal grants intend to make our lives better by innovating solutions to the problems in the community and the society.

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Why You Should Invest In Green Energy Appliances?

Many people are interested in going green, but don’t know how to start. There are plenty of ways that consumers can use renewable energy sources to protect the environment. By reading this article you will get great hints for using green energy.

Solar Panels

You could easily have solar panels in your house to collect energy from the sun for you to use. However, before installing them, there are some things to keep in mind. One major factor to consider with solar panels is the amount of sunlight your home receives. If you home is shaded, the amount of energy collected from solar panels will be greatly reduced.

Do you live on a farm? If you do happen to own some farmland, try renting some of the land to a power company that specializes in wind energy solutions. Not only will the turbine use minimal land, it can provide you with free energy.

When you can, wash your clothes using cold water. Having heated water in your washer can use up to nine-tenths of the energy required to run a washing machine. As long as the washing detergent you use is reliable, using cold water instead of hot water will wash your clothes just as well. It is also better to clean a full load, not smaller loads.

If you clean your dishes using a dishwasher, do not operate before it fills up. The dishwasher cycle uses the same amounts of water and energy, whether it is full or not. When you do use the dishwasher, be certain to always use the setting for saving energy, which air-dries your dishes.

When planning out your solar PV system, try to locate the battery storage system as close to the cells as possible. By doing so, energy loss through the cable is reduced. It also lowers the risk of the cable casting a shadow over the cells, which reduces their ability to generate power.

Green Energy

As this article previously stated, green energy is a topic on the forefront of the political agenda and is increasingly important as cheap oil becomes a thing of the past. With the right information, it’s easy to use green energy daily. By utilizing the information located above, you can begin living an environmentally friendly life today.

Learn About Green Energy Sources Without Hassle!

Green energy offers many environmental benefits, but it also offers economic benefits to you the homeowner. If you’re looking for more green sources of power for the technology that is in your house, read on for more tips on how you can do that today.

It is fairly simple to have solar panels installed to tap into solar energy to use in your home. There are several things that should be considered prior to installing solar panels. What you need to know first is how much of the sun does your home generally receive? Shade is valuable in some respects, but when you are considering solar energy it can be a complicating factor.

Do you currently own a farm? You could rent a small portion of your property to an energy company willing to install a wind turbine. You will reap the benefits of this energy and the space needed is minimal.

Upgrading your water heater to a tankless style saves a lot of energy. Tankless heaters require less energy to heat water, as they only heat it as needed. You can either get a tankless heater for your entire house or for a only one faucet.

Opt to receive as much correspondence as you can through email. Use paper as little as you can. You and the businesses you deal with can both save energy and money by going paperless. Not to mention, it protects the environment for everyone.

Explore the possibility of using a solar-powered oven for some of your baking needs. You can make one from an old window, cardboard box, and tin foil. Ovens like this can be assembled quickly, reach temperatures in excess of 300 degrees, and do not require any energy besides the sun.

If you’re one of a lot of people who want to have a greener life and you desire to save our planet’s energy, there’s lots of things that you can do. Going green doesn’t mean you have to spend tons of money, as you can begin simply by setting the thermostat to 60 degrees for those periods when you are not home.
You can also conduct monthly cleanings of your furnace filters. Another money saving way to conserve energy is lowering the temperature of your water heater, under 120 degrees is best. Just little changes can help.

Making use of green energy today could save you a lot of money, and it will also save the environment as well. As stated in this article, going green doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.

Supporting Black-Owned Business

We’ve read stats showing that Blacks have a buying power of $1.2 Trillion dollars and that Black women are starting businesses at a faster rate than any other group, but is this enough to change the economic inequalities that plague Black neighborhoods?

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Small Business Administration Resources for Veterans

The Small Business Administration offers various resources for veterans interested in starting, financing or growing their businesses.

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SCORE Services to Small Business – An Introduction

In an excerpt from a 2010 interview the SCORE CEO discusses its counseling and workshops offerings to small businesses.

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How to Apply for a Federal Grant

We often hear of federal grants and how they can help make our lives better. Well, they actually do, make our lives better. But instead of assisting our personal financial needs such as personal debts and rent payment, federal grants intend to make our lives better by innovating solutions to the problems in the community and the society.

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Grants from the Department of Health and Human Services

In 1979 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was established in an effort to protect the health of all Americans and to provide essential human services to everyone, especially to those who are least capable of helping themselves.

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For more information on small business grant and home ownership programs visit TopGovernmentGrants.com.

Shopping for Your Home

This video is essential for every first time home buyer and it’s a great
refresher even if you’ve purchased a home before.

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