Many entrepreneurs can apply for assistance for their small business through grant programs, assuming they qualify because many grants can have stringent application restrictions. A common requirement for someone trying to gain assistance this way is that they provide a thorough business plan during the application and proposal process. The government does often provide additional assistance for entrepreneurs via small business loan and grant programs, which are the typical source of funds for most entrepreneurs.
You can also take advantage of the Small Business Startup Assessment Tool below and see the tools and resources you need to succeed at launching your business. It takes just a minute and will also tell you if there may be any funding programs available.