Kick to Start 2014 With a $250,000 Grant From Chase

Kick to Start 2014 With a $250,000 Grant From Chase
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What small business couldn’t use a little extra cash!  How about $250,000 in cash?  Well, 12 lucky small businesses will be selected to receive a $250,000 grant from Chase as part of the newly announced Mission Main Street Grants program.  (#MissionMainSt)

You have from now until October 31 to register and until November 15 to get 250 votes from your friends, fans and family to be eligible.  In addition to the $250,000 grant, the 12 lucky winners will receive a trip to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA for an exclusive 2-day interactive workshop with online marketing experts and a Google Chromebook Pixel computer.  Whoo-hoo!  Plus every eligible participant will receive a special advertising offer from Premier Sponsor Google and access to a Social Media Toolkit.

Here are the specifics.

*  Visit the Mission Main Street Grants website and complete your business profile and grant questionnaire.  You must be a U.S.-based, for-profit small business in operation for at least two years and employ fewer than 100 full-time employees.  (Full eligibility requirements are on the site.)

*  Get your tribe to vote for you via Facebook through November 15.  You must get at least 250 votes in order to be eligible for a grant.

*  Twelve expert panelists will select the grant recipients from the pool of applicants who meet the eligibility requirements.  The winners will be announced in January.

“Small businesses inspire us every day, and Mission Main Street Grants is just one way that Chase can say ‘thank you’ for all that small businesses do in their local communities and across the country,” said Donna Vieira, head of marketing and product for Chase Business Banking. “Chase’s commitment to small business is a long term investment through products, services and Mission Main Street Grants, so small businesses can take big steps for their business and community.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to start the year off with a little extra cash to grow your small business.

 

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