How to Get that Grant to Grow Your Business - Winning Strategies & Mistakes | Ep 18

strategy May 26, 2021

Have you been wanting to redevelop your website but just don’t have the money? Maybe you want to get professional help with your marketing, finance, or business strategy, or you’ve got some amazing project or piece of equipment that needs funding.

For most small business owners, applying for a government grant is seen as too hard or they don’t believe that anyone would want to give them money that they didn’t have to pay back.

In this episode, I have the pleasure of talking with experienced grant writer Julia Spicer, who has helped to bring almost $10 million to businesses and community organisations in regional Australia through her grant writing support. Julia is here to help take the pain out of applying for grants so you can get on with growing your business.

Government grants can open up so many opportunities for businesses and aren’t something you should be scared of applying for.

Which is why it’s time to talk about what goes into a successful grant application, the mistakes to avoid and the winning strategies to use, and where to go for help.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What types of projects have been successful in gaining a grant and what made them stand out
  • How you decide whether you have a good idea that has a decent chance of being funded
  • What you need to include in your grant application and what is most important
  • How long it typically takes to write a grant application
  • How to overcome the biggest struggles small business owners have writing grant applications
  • Common reasons why grant applications fail
  • How to make your application stand out to ensure a higher chance of success
  • How professional grant writers work

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Guest: Julia Spicer, Engage and Create Consulting

Julia Spicer is a vibrant rural woman. Founder of three regional businesses based in Goondiwindi, Qld - Engage & Create Consulting, The Goondiwindi Business Hub and recently The House; Julia's mission is to contribute to the vibrancy and viability of rural and regional Australia by helping businesses grow.

Through strategic planning, coaching and online courses; Julia does just that. With the company of her husband, Tony & a menagerie of animals both large and small, Julia's passion may be spread far and wide but her home truly is where her heart is.

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This podcast series is designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs stand out and grow their business. Because growing their business will change their life.


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