Funding Menu Development

  • July 5, 2022

First-time clients are often curious about the value of our personalized funding menus. The Funding Menu is perhaps the most popular service we provide, followed closely by proposal preparation and then evaluation post-award support services.

Most clients who purchase a Funding Menu from us hire us to help prepare one or more proposals found to be a fit within the Funding Menu. What makes our Funding Menu great and what differentiates them from competitors’ services? Screening, vetting, personalization, reviews, and follow-up care into each Funding Menu. Every business has unique funding needs, each funding option differs in availability, terms, funding amounts, and eligibility criteria.

What we do

We help small businesses locate non-dilutive funding like grants, pitch competitions, accelerators, and so much more. We screen, verify, filter, and develop a hand-curated personalized Funding Menu for your business, saving you time.

A Funding Menu will allow you to know what the funding landscape looks like over the next 12 to 24 months for your business. Let us develop a highly curated Funding Menu to fit your specific funding needs. We can identify various funding opportunities that can help sustain existing initiatives or make new plans a reality. 

Our 3-Step Process Over ~30 Days

We know that time is precious for any startup founder, so we’ve worked to streamline this process for you. During our 3-step process, we take the time to understand you and your unique business. We develop a custom Funding Menu for you, designed to give you the runway you need over the next 12+ months.

Over 30 days, we conduct a comprehensive search of all potential funding opportunities for your business, including grants, private organizations, pitch competitions, and more. We also connect with potential funders directly to discover exactly what you need for you to have the best chance at winning funding. Let’s walk through the steps:

Step 1: Onboarding Meeting

We collect information from you to help refine and shape our research. Each Funding Menu that is created for each client is unique. Companies that purchase the service will attend an onboarding meeting where they will communicate what it is they are looking for so our team can make personalized recommendations. Clients can choose certain types of funding, minimum dollar thresholds, locations, industries, and more. If there is something specific you would like us to focus on, the onboarding meeting gives you the opportunity to tell us about it.

Step 2: First Look Review

Our halfway check-in meeting is to answer any questions you may have, modify research, and see time-sensitive opportunities. Approximately halfway through the research process E.B. Howard Consulting will meet with the client for a first look review. The first look review affords the client an opportunity to provide feedback on the results so far and set goals for the remainder of the project. This feedback will be integrated into research for the funding forecasting to further meet client needs.

Step 3: Final Review

We review all findings, answer any questions, and develop a strategy to move forward with the opportunities in your menu. Once clients have processed their funding forecasting menu and have decided on which opportunities to pursue, E.B. Howard offers proposal preparation services as well as evaluation to assist clients with securing their desired funding and measuring success.

Ready To Take the Next Step?

We assist our clients in locating, applying for, and evaluating the outcomes of non-dilutive grant funding. We believe non-dilutive funding is a crucial tool for mitigating investment risks, and we are dedicated to guiding our clients through the entire process—from identifying the most suitable opportunities to submitting and managing grant applications.