From Forbes by Jared Hecht:
Here are some ways to finance your business if your business are technology, agriculture, and health sector.
Two popular initiatives are the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR), which encourage small businesses to invest in the research and development of technological developments that have commercial possibilities.
The Rural Energy for America Program encourages small businesses to buy, build, or install renewable or efficient energy systems in eligible rural areas, while the Value Added Producer Grants initiative supports working capital expenses for agricultural producers.
If your small business deals with health in some way—either as a practitioner, technology developer, researcher, or something else—then you might be interested in a few of these programs. The Oral Diseases and Disorders Research grant explains itself, as does theMaryland Child Care Quality Incentive program.