There are a number of ways to bring outside capital into a business. finding the "optimum" one for you & your business depends upon a number of factors starting with the amount you are seeking.
While there may be a few local grants, I would not hold out much hope nor spend time trying to find grants from the federal government. There are federal grants available to small companies, but they are technology oriented and the first round is for R&D purposes.
If you wish to discuss your specific situation, feel free to send me a PM or contact me directly.
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