Friday, March 21, 2008

$18,000 To Learn To Repair Motorcycles

After losing his job in Seattle, Curt Gnagy, 49, got government grants to take courses at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix. Joan DeWyer, a 41-year old single mom, also received government assistance for motorcycle training at this school. A lot of this training money comes from a U.S. Department of Labor program called Trade Adjustment Assistant Act.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wondering Where To Find The Best Customers For Your Business...?

Or where is the best place to put up a store? Or which surrounding zip codes offer the best potential for increasing sales? Or where to get a list of all the accountants in your area? You don't have to hire a high priced marketing consultant to get answers to questions like these. You can tap into the government's rich vein of free marketing data collected by the Bureau of Census and other government agencies. This is where the multi-billion dollar companies get their marketing data and it's where the high priced consultants also get it and the resell it to clients at outrageous fees. To get detailed information about data available for your state call your local Census State Data Center in your state capital or go to

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Get Paid To Save For Your New Business

Have a great idea and want to turn it into a successful business in the future? Capital Area Asset Building can double a client's money, enabling a swifter transition from idea to money-maker. The nonprofit specializes in establishing individual development accounts (IDAs) for lower income Washington DC residents. IDAs are matched savings accounts -every dollar deposited by a participant is matched by the organization. One of the approved purposes of the account is starting a new business or microenterprise. Contact: Capital Area Asset Building Corporation, 1801 K Street, NW, Suite M100, Washington, DC 20006. Phone: 202-419-1440; fax: 202-419-1447

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