Can We Ask A Favor?
Chase and LivingSocial have launched “Mission: Small
BusinessSM,” a new grant program offering up to $3 million to small business owners
nationwide. Chase and LivingSocial have invited small business
owners who have been in business for at least two years and have less than
100 employees (that's us!)
to enter the program. The program, will award up to 12 individual grants
of $250,000. But, in
order to qualify to enter, we must secure at least 250 votes! Once
we have the votes, the winners will be chosen based upon our written essay
about why our business is unique, a proposed plan for utilizing the grant and
description on how the business is involved with our community.
As a small business, I can't begin to tell you how much a grant like
this would mean to us. It would give us the capital needed to
continue operations, hire an assistant so that I can focus on sales and
distribution, expand our product line (I have some amazing ideas),
develop new point of sales displays and help with PR/marketing.
Since the inception of Action Wipes, we have been working with a zero marketing
budget in order to bring awareness to our amazing product. Our growth to
date has all been through word of mouth, social media, sponsorships
and leaving samples in vehicle door handles, bicycle seats, baby
carriages, running shoes and even soliciting the help of small boys with
huge smiling faces that you can't resist- to put a sample in your
hand as you cross the finish line at triathlons and marathons! Yes,
I'm shamless and I've made a fool of myself on many occasion (kinda
like Spock - the one for the many!), but I believe all these efforts have
been worth it. And while we continue to grow and gain new fans, it's time to
step it up!
Action Wipes are amazing, and I'm not just saying this because I created them,
I'm saying this because you've told me so. I've put my heart and soul into
developing this product so that it represents nothing less than what I expect
from exceptional products. However, we can't continue to work on a
"hope" budget (I hope they write about us, I hope that distributor
picks ups up, I hope, I hope, I hope)... We need real funds. So please,
would you mind taking a few moments to vote for us?
I'll walk you through the three easy steps...(Because this is sponsored by livingsocial, you'll need a facebook account to register and vote.)
Click here to start Step 1:
Then go to Step 2:
Finally, vote in Step 3:
you so, so much! With your continued support, we're going to take this small
business to new heights! And if you feel compelled, please ask your friends for
their vote too. And of course, they can always visit our site to see what
we're all about...
Forever grateful ~