I'd love to see you save up the $5000.00 to invest, rather than taking a risk on a loan. But if it's a grant you want, here are some ideas:
At this government agency, you can find out about grants and you can also obtain information about starting a small business in Michigan.
Next, I always recommend SCORE, which is a free service from which you can obtain business assistance from a retired volunteer businessperson: http://www.score.org/findscore/chapter_maps.html
I also recommend checking for grants through universities in your husband's field. There may be people with their fingers on this type of information.
Next, do a very simple google search. To do a google search, go to http://www.google.com/. Enter the word "grants" and you will find all kinds of information on grants. You'll need to stick to your husband's field. Prepare to do a lot of paperwork.
Another idea is to get a local government agency and/or business to give your husband a couple of contracts, and use the money to get the business going (be sure to ALWAYS use written contracts for all work, or you'll need to write Just Answer again!).
Meanwhile, why do you say your husband is too old for an on-air radio personality job? Poppycock! I bet he has a beautiful voice. And he's protected by age discrimination laws!
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