Small business owners seeking funding should treat their grant applications like an investment strategy. One key component of this strategy is to make a clear request for follow-up at the end of your email.
By requesting a follow-up, you’re making it clear what you’re seeking from the funder. Whether it’s a meeting, a phone call, or additional information, be specific about what you want. This helps the funder know exactly what they need to do next, and it also shows that you’re serious about your application.
To make it easy for the funder to respond, offer various options for communication or scheduling. This could include suggesting specific dates and times that work for you or providing your phone number and email address so they can reach out to you directly.
Remember that the funder is likely receiving many grant applications, so it’s important to make your request as clear and specific as possible. By doing so, you increase the chances of getting a response and moving forward with your application.
Here are some key takeaways to keep in mind:
- Start treating your grant application like an investment strategy.
- Clearly state your desired outcome at the end of your email.
- Be specific about what you’re seeking from the funder.
- Offer various options for communication or scheduling.
- Make it easy for the funder to respond.
By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to securing funding for your small business. Good luck!
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