Grey Gecko Applies for a $250,000 Grant from Chase

Grey Gecko Applies for a $250,000 Grant from Chase

UPDATE (5/15): This contest is long over. Thanks to everyone who voted for us!

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Like any small business, growth is vital to Grey Gecko’s success. And, just like any business, growth requires capital – and a grant is the best way (for us) to acquire that capital. So, we’ve applied for a $250,000 grant from Chase as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main StreetSM Grants.

There are some other things we need to submit, such as a business plan, but here’s the important part for our fans/readers/friends: we need at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant. You can show support for us by voting at www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com using Facebook Connect. The voting deadline is November 15, 2013.

It takes just 3 clicks to vote for us.

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What would we do with $250,000? Aside from publishing more great books, here are a few of our plans, should we get the grant:

  • Increase our community outreach programs, including
    •  writing contests for junior high and high schools, with scholarships as prizes
    • paid internships for college students
    • donations to school libraries
    • Classroom speaking events
    • donations to Armed Forces base libraries
  • Increase our readership by promoting our existing titles, including
    • Book signings
    • Author readings
    • “Meet your Favorite Author” events
    • GGP-sponsored Book Fairs and Festivals

Vote for Grey Gecko Press!

Through www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com, Chase will award $3 million to small business across America. All businesses that apply for a grant and meet the eligibility requirements will receive a special advertising offer from Premier Sponsor, Google. In addition, the 12 grant recipients will be eligible to receive a trip to Google for an exclusive small business marketing workshop with Google experts and a Google Chromebook Pixel laptop.

The 12 grant recipients will be announced in January 2014.

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