U.S. Business Funding Solutions's team of professionals offer clients the understanding and tools they need to avoid pitfalls and streamline the grant-seeking process. Our team of professionals keep you focused and motivated as you move forward toward your funding goals.
With over 35 years of experience in the professional research, writing and funding arena and over one billion dollars funding successfully submitted, Woodrow expertly authors a wide range of motivational, medical and technical textbooks, peer-review quality empirical research papers, white papers and more. Woodrow is a successful business owner, professional grant writer and mentor whose work is published on respected philanthropy, medical and legal sites internationally. Woodrow has successfully partnered clients with the Department of Defense Research Lab at Penn State and other universities to share funding. Woodrow is a practicing medical professional and an internationally published best-selling medical author, high school and college textbook writer and is considered an expert in specific disease process and funding arenas. He is former International Director of Funding for the 5th largest international foundation on the planet: Food for Life Global, successfully funding the Sri Lanka tsunami, Haitian earthquake and hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Woodrow currently sits on a Board of Directorship for a prominent 501 C 3 not for profit animal advocacy in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Nicole has a passion for helping people that has transitioned into a career where she now makes dollars and sense out of her client's dreams to change the world. In 2011, Nicole joined the non-profit world professionally. She used her skills in finance and business development to advance quickly, culminating as a writer on the plan to end homelessness in Los Angeles. It was the first of its kind to pass both the City Council and County Board of Supervisors and was funded at $121 million. This success led Nicole back to the private sector, engaged in business development activities across Los Angeles. Today, Nicole works across both public and private sectors. Her experience gives clients like you the best opportunity to quickly obtain the funding necessary to build your business.
Executive Business Coach, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker Dawn has raised more than 45 million dollars for both national and international businesses and non-profit agencies over the past 15 years. During the same span, she has also worked hand-in-hand with scores of entrepreneurs to help them bring their business dreams to life. Unique among business people, Dawn’s mix of warmth, passion, and practical business development savvy have earned her the title of “Dream Doula” among clients whose new businesses she has helped birth. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, and raised in Los Angeles, California, Dawn is the eldest daughter of legendary R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne and the proud mother of two children. Her talent and ability to “Woo” crowds are delivered in her dynamic and relatable speaking style, always leaving her diverse audience base edified and inspired. On the technical side, Dawn’s actionable guidance has assisted countless visionaries in driving their businesses to the next level through grant proposals, management direction, contract review, and development of functional internal intelligence management systems. Dawn’s goal is to deliver business development content that blends two key aspects of entrepreneurialism: passion and practicality. She helps small business owners and start-ups learn from the teachings of successful business owners for both increasing their revenues and for triumphing over mental and emotional obstacles common to early business owners.
Frank has worked in non profits for 13 years. During those 13 years he has improved the financial situation of each organization he has worked with by protecting current grant funding and securing additional new and diverse funding streams. Most notable is that he achieved this during the economic downturns of 2008 and most recently financial crisis created by COVID. During the first four months of COVID alone, he gained multiple grant awards for more than $230,000 illustrating his ability to quickly pivot, identify and respond to opportunities. Areas of expertise include: housing; healthcare; foundations; and social services. He has worked with city, state, federal government funding and foundation funding. He has managed application processes from beginning to end as well as successfully executed and performed grant contracts. Frank has the unique grant experience of not only being an experienced grant writer and applicant, but he was a grantor for a national foundation giving him insight few in grants have. He managed a $1 million annual grant program which included conducting a needs assessment to determine funding categories and funding levels; request for application process; soliciting applications and ensuring applicants met minimum qualifications to apply; identifying grant reviewers and training grant reviewers; presenting the slate of approved grants to the board for approval; notifying the public of grantees awarded and funding amounts. In addition Frank has been a grant reviewer. This experience of grant making and being a grant reviewer has sharpened his skills to give him a 360 degree perspective of what grantors may look for (and may not be looking for) and the best way to share your message most effectively to increase opportunity to gain funding.
George Acosta has been helping organizations secure and maintain funding for over 10 years. Correspondingly, he has over 10 years’ experience in technical matters that include; research, grant writing, grant management and Business Plan preparation. His extensive experience in full-service Grant work first came from his career with the City Government of El Paso, Texas. During his stay in City Government, he helped the municipality receive and manage well over $1,000,000 in grant funds for Law Enforcement and Transportation projects. He also understands the unique opportunities and challenges of a Business Owner. He successfully navigated his own business and helped steer several businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic. He earned his Bachelor in Business Administration and Master in Public Administration Degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso. George also is a Peer Reviewer on Federal Grants with the U.S. Department of Justice and is also a member of the American Grant Writers' Association, Inc. George is a professional writer and is eager to help you with your project.
Michelle is a communications strategist with over 25 years of combined public relations and journalism experience. For 15 years, she has been a public relations/public affairs specialist serving a wide range of public and private sector businesses, government agencies and non- profits. Michelle excels in writing business plans and developing strategic campaigns and enjoys assisting her clients in navigating through the challenges of owning and operating a successful business. She has worked for nationally recognized public relations and marketing firms as well as owning her own consultancy business. A partial client list includes Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Deloitte & Touche, Orange County Fair, Orange County Child Protection Agency, VitalCom, Imagyn Medical Technologies, Biosite Diagnostics, American Medical Response and LA Metrolink. Michelle began her professional career as a news reporter at public radio station KLON-Long Beach. She later served as the station's news director building the largest, most recognized public radio news department in the west. Palmer co-founded the National Public Radio News Directors Association and served as chairwoman for two years. Michelle plays league tennis, enjoys camping and hiking, and loves fostering kittens and puppies for a local animal shelter.
I have 20 years of experience writing grants and contracts from cradle-to-grave for small businesses, private corporations, and public government entities, while training co-workers and contractors the required software programs. Writing grants for Northern California Junior Commissioner’s, Humane Society, public and private utilities, a start-up wholesale corporation, an international airport, and a medical company. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business of Information Technology, a double Master’s in Government and Commercial Contracts Management, and I am certified in Six Sigma Lean and Green Belt. My hobbies include sailing, taking helicopter pilot lessons, and advocating for victims of abuse (CASA and Domestic Violence Advocate).
David has worked with business owners to secure funding to start and grow their businesses for over ten years. He received training in business planning at the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Scranton, earning the Excellence in Economics Award and the university's prestigious Frank O'Hara Award for Academic Excellence. His professional background is in commercial banking, where he was trained in credit underwriting and worked with businesses across multiple industries to secure over $200 million in business financing. David has also received professional community and organizational leadership training, including team building, vision and mission statement development, consensus achievement, collaboration skills, and board trusteeship. Since leaving the banking industry, David has focused on helping small business owners, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits plan and fund their projects. He has completed business plans for numerous businesses that have received funding, and his driving passion is helping people get the money they need to build their dream businesses.
Francina is a Nonprofit Management Consultant & Grant Writer with over 15 years of experience in the field. In addition, Francina is a member of the American Grant Writer’s Association (AGWA) and is a Certified Grant Writer through AGWA. Francina is enthusiastic about serving the community and helping people enhance their lifestyle and the life of others through business ventures. While working at the University of Central Florida (UCF) as an Administrative Assistant, and Personnel Manager, Francina earned her Bachelor of Science degree and her Master of Nonprofit Management degree. After 12 years of employment at UCF, Francina resigned to work as an independent grant writer and volunteered for many nonprofit agencies. Francina joined the Grant Professionals Network (GPN) and served GPN as a board member and secretary. During a GPN meeting, Francina connected with a seasoned business professional and grant writer, Marilyn, who served as her mentor over the years. Francina worked as a subcontractor under Marilyn and benefited from her 28 years in the business. Together, they won over ten million dollars in grant awards for various nonprofit agencies. Francina is well knowledgeable of best practices for researching funding opportunities and writing grant applications and has a history of providing clients with excellent customer service and being a good steward of time. As founder of Seeds of Hope Outreach Ministry, Francina has extensive direct knowledge of operating, managing, and funding a nonprofit agency. Francina served as a grant application reviewer with United Way Heart of Florida and has a good understanding of what funders are looking for in a grant application. Francina is ready to assist you in your pursuit of securing funding to achieve your dreams and goals.
Kim has over 20 years of experience working within workforce development and academic organizations with a focus on grant writing, business development, and strategic planning. Throughout her career, Kim has researched, identified and responded to many grant opportunities, securing additional new and diverse funding streams for the organizations in which she worked. Her excellent communication skills, especially writing, has led to many successful grant proposals. Some of those successful grant proposals include: an online, competency based certificate for employees of a local healthcare system; retraining funding for laid off workers, impacted by a plant closing; youth development programs, which engaged in school and out of school youth, supporting them in obtaining their diploma or GEDs, as well as finding employment or internships; grant funding to assist individuals with disabilities access employment and training services; a Green Energy Grant; and an English as a Second Language ( ESOL) project in the financial industry. Kim looks forward to using her grant research and writing as well as business development expertise to work with businesses and nonprofits to identify and secure funding to make their dreams of business and nonprofit ownership a reality.
Keri has been writing business plans since 2012 and enjoys assisting and interacting with her clients. She has a degree in English from Weber State University, and was employed at Weber State University for nearly ten years. During those years, Keri worked in a variety of capacities within the Student Services and Admissions departments including director of new/transfer student orientations, associate director of student recruitment, and admissions advisor. Keri has also worked with Weber State University on website content development, recruitment publications, and student communications plans. She is a life-long Utah resident and loves spending time with my family, vacationing, cycling, baking, gardening, skiing, camping, and reading.