Winky Boo is part of Chase and LivingSocial’s “Mission: Small Business” for a chance to be rewarded with a $250k grant, but we need your help! In order for us to move forward, we need to get 250 votes (so you see, that’s where you come in but I’ll get to that in a second). First, let me explain to you a little about Chase and LivingSocial’s Mission.
They are rewarding 12 small businesses with a $250k grant towards our business to help us thrive and grow. There is a panel of judges that will be reviewing our information and our business plans and our plan on what the money will go towards. As I was sharing the voting information yesterday I was informed that voters aren’t able to view our business plans and only the judging panel can, so I want to just share with you Winky Boo’s plans for the $250k if we are lucky enough to win!
It’ll be slightly easier for me to speak in first person since I am Winky Boo and I am writing this blog (ha). I, Amy Fiedler, own and operate all aspects of Winky Boo. I am a one-woman company single-handedly running business out of my bedroom slash office above my parent’s garage. Aside from the psychological effects having your office in your bedroom does to you, being able to have this business grant would mean being able to open up an office space for Winky Boo and hire full-time employees. Currently my mother, who works full-time works as my assistant (for free) in-between working her very crucial job as a Nurse Anesthetist in an Operating Room at a hospital. I also (like most of a lot of the independent clothing company owers) work a full-time job as well every evening, so as some of you in similar positions can relate to, it becomes overwhelming and sometimes even can effect certain aspects of business when you’re a one-man/woman army doing everything.
Office space and employees are not the only reason at all why we’d be able to thrive and grow with this grant. We have much anticipated interest from retailers worldwide who just want “more” from us and currently we are unable to produce “more”. We can’t fulfill wholesale desires without funds to produce what would typically equal 1 years worth of printing for us in a month span. We also can’t successfully show to our interested larger chain wholesalers without the financial capabilities to do this and thus another reason why this grant would mean everything to Winky Boo.
So, what can you do to help? It’s simple.
Step 1: Head on over to Chase and LivingSocial’s Mission Small Business website. https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/
Step 2: Click the login through Facebook on the main page in the bottom right side. (see below)
This will sign you in through your Facebook (you can only vote if you have a Facebook, and if you have more than 1 Facebook – EVEN BETTER)
Step 3: In the search boxes you want to search “Winky Boo” and for the State, plug in “New Jersey” (you do not need to put a town/city)
Step 4: Winky Boo will appear on the page and next to it you’ll see a blue button “VOTE” – click it!
Step 5: Now go to Winky Boo’s Facebook Page and comment with your name so we can place whoever votes for us in the running to win 1 or more free items from winkyboo.com. There will be more than 1 winner!
This literally takes less than 1 minute to do and will be so appreciated because every vote helps! We have 39 days left to get to 250 votes and we only have 20 votes – so please take a second to help my dream come true!!