Grants are a less common type of business finance. It is a specific amount of money that the Government, a company or any organizations awards. Any business, educational establishment or a person may receive a grant.
Advantages of Grants:
- You do not have to pay back the money. Grant money is usually free.
- You do not lose control of your company. In other words, you do not need to sell shares.
- All types of business finance have one thing in common. Whoever is putting up the money will ask for something in return. You may have to give up some of the ownership of the business or pay interest on loan. Even with government grants, you may have to adhere to requirements which can clash with your business plans.