Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Mission: Small Business Grant
Several weeks ago, we began receiving emails from our fans/customers saying that we should apply for the Mission: Small Business Grant. Chase is giving Grants to 12 small businesses across the country who do some cool stuff, and we plan to do cool stuff!
We need 250 votes to be considered for the grant, and after only two days we already reached that goal thanks to all of our supporters! You're still eligible to vote for us through the rest of June though, and we're thinking that maybe if we have a strong show of support then we could get more serious consideration (though they don't say that anywhere in their guidelines for the Grant application or anything).
The competition for these Grants is fierce, but if we did win we would put the money towards hiring additional staff to help with video and photo post-production as well as customer service. These are our two most important aspects of what we do, and even though we have what many would consider to be a strong reputation for our product reviews/education and our service, there's so much more we want to do. We have ideas just pouring out of us, so much so that we're throttled only by our time.
So if you haven't already, go HERE and search for Goulet Pen Company. The site will make you log in to Facebook to vote, which we wish wasn't the only option but it is (sorry, we would have loved a one-click link to take you right there, but we didn't set this part up).
Thanks so much for your help! Write On ;)