National Grants Conferences / Bait and switch scam!
Attended seminar which told us they guaranteed we would get a grant. High pressure selling, manipulative tactics. Made it sound like they would do your business plan or at least walk you through it. When paying for two day workshop. They gave me a statement saying I could cancel in 3 days no questions asked. However, the workshop was not for 5 days after the seminar. It was only at the workshop did we find out they were really selling their software and more "Help" to get your grant. This was not what they salesman was saying in the seminar. The additional software which supposedly would make it impossible for anyone to be denied a grant with all their assistance cost up to $19,000. For all you were promised you would get for the initial $1000/ + tax we had already paid. Some people (with more money than sense) actually bought into this on the second day when the so called teacher kept
on with his sales program. Assuring everyone it was a write off, business expense...
But if you are trying to get a grant for a business??? Anyway, this 2 day workshop turned out to be little more than common sense and a sales platform for their PRO 2000 package.