UPDATE: June 25, 2012 - We got 250 votes! Thank you so much for all your help! Next step: wait for the panel to review our application and find out the outcome on September!
Mission: Small Business is a $250,000 grant award to up to 12 businesses from Chase and LivingSocial.
Sisarina just applied to be one of those businesses.
Your question: What would Sisarina do with $250,000?
Our answer: Exactly what we've been dreaming.
Sisarina has been in the planning stages of a social enterprise coffee shop called Cup of Inspiration Coffeehouse for the past year. Our plan by 2015 is to find space the size of three rowhouses and renovate them into one space for the coffeehouse with our HQ on the second floor.
Cup of Inspiration Coffeehouse would be a space for the community while also giving back to the community. It would buy locally from other social enterprises and non-profits along with being green and sustainable providing new jobs and space for entrepreneurs to work.
With $250,000, Sisarina would be able to get started earlier than expected & get into building community quicker. We're asking our community to support us in this. We need 250 votes before June 30 in order for our application to be accepted.
HOW TO VOTE:
Go to www.missionsmallbusiness.com.
Click Login & Support at bottom right.
Login to your Facebook account in the pop-up.
Scroll down to bottom of screen.
Type in Sisarina & click VOTE. (see below)
Share this blog post with your friends & tell them to vote for us too!
Thank you SO much for your support. Cross your fingers & toes & wish us luck!
Now you know our big plans in a small way. If you want to know more and/or be a part of Cup of Inspiration, we'd love to talk to you! Send us a note.