Need a quick $250,000 to help fuel your small business? If so, you'll need to act fast. Chase and Living Social are giving out grants of $250,000 each to 12 small businesses selected under their Mission: Small Business program. But hurry -- you've got to get your application in (and attract at least 250 votes from the web-surfing public) by June 30, 2012! Here's some additional information from the Mission: Small Business site:
Mission: Small Business invites small business owners who have been in business for at least two years and have less than 100 employees to apply for a Grant for their business. Small business owners will be required to tell us why their business is unique, outline a proposed plan for utilizing the Grant to grow their business and describe how the business is involved with its community.
Consumers are encouraged to get involved by clicking the "Support" button at missionsmallbusiness.com and voting for their favorite registered small businesses. Each time a consumer clicks to support small business, Chase will add five dollars to the Grant Pool, up to a maximum of $3 million. Each registered small business must receive at least 250 votes to be considered for a Grant. The voting period is open from May 7, 2012 through June 30, 2012.
At the end of the Voting Period, small business applicants that have received 250 votes will have their applications evaluated and Grant Recipients will be chosen. Grant Recipients will be announced on or before September 15, 2012.
So what are you waiting for?