Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant! You read that right. A $250,000 grant! There are a lot of exciting things we could do with that investment so we are asking for your support. We need at least 250 votes to qualify. Just login at missionsmallbusiness.com, search One Love Organics, and click “Support” to vote for us. Bonus: For each pledge of support, Chase will add five dollars to the grant pool, up to $3 million!!! (That translates to more grants for more deserving small businesses!)
“Small businesses are invaluable to the growth of our economy, and the Mission: Small Business’ grant program is designed to provide small businesses with the solutions they need to grow and thrive,” said Richard Quigley, president, Business Card, Chase. “The program aims to find innovative small business owners and provide them with the capital to help execute a business plan for growth.” We like the sound of that!
And this isn’t just a popularity contest (though those votes are important to qualify). An impressive panel of small business experts will review the entries and select the grant recipients, including Steve Case, entrepreneur and co-founder of AOL, current CEO, Revolution LLC; Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes (We need a whole post to explain how much we love Sprinkles!); Jason Calacanis, CEO, Mahalo.com; David Chavern, executive vice president and chief operating officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Richard Quigley, president, Business Card, Chase; and Tim O’Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. Wow!
The voting period closes June 30, 2012. So don’t delay. Pop over and vote for us today. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
And as a little thank you, when you are done, treat yourself to a deal. Special sets are available on the 100 Layer Cake Pop Up shop until Friday!