In some cases, asking for a small amount of money from government grants to help you start out may improve your chance of a successful application for grants you are eligible for. This is because approval is based on qualifying terms and a risk assessment. Asking for less money may be perceived as a small risk. However, this is not necessarily always the case. Instead of asking for small grants to start out, you may be better off making an honest and complete assessment in case you will not be approved a second time later on.
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.