Hi Raya, Just want to thank you for reposting my Vote request, I really appreciate it, as they are slow in coming. I spent all day today working on my website, and finally have all the errors fixed--at least until tomorrow. Tomorrow I am going to hand out flyers at a local Farmers Market I was told about by a new friend. Plus, I've joined two community groups on Facebook and will be showing my products at the Dayton Direct Networking Fair on Nov. 9th. This Grant has really focused my attention on business. Lucky that the time is over for gardening and canning!
I found that I couldn't include the email that was sent to family/friends in the first message, so I sent it in another message, but it is on top of my first message, so I didn't want it to appear with my explanation. I also just read through my first message, and I should have said they put up $3 million, not $12 million. If you think it is ok for me to send the request to you and the other members, could you either send me the list of their names again (as I don't know how to find the ones you sent before), or else just forward the email on to them in one joint email, with my first explanation? I would appreciate your help. Thanks for any you can give. Edie
I am writing to ask for your support. It won't take but a few minutes and will cost you nothing. I would just like for you to cast a vote for my business on the Internet. It could finally mean a new start and success for Keep-Safe Lockbox Corporation. I've applied for a Small Business Grant from Chase Bank in their contest for 12 small business winners to receive grants for $250,000. They are giving a total of $3 million to the 12 businesses, and it is an annual contest. I've submitted all the paperwork, and created a Keep-Safe Lockbox Corp. page (as well as an ad) on Facebook. (You will need a Facebook account in order to vote. If you don't have one, maybe a friend or family member does and will let you access their account.)
All you have to do is log into Facebook and in the "Find People/Places" box, type "Keep-Safe Lockbox Corp." to reach my page and my post about this contest. The post includes the link to click on: www.missionmainstreetgrants.com. When you click on it, you will reach the Bank's Contest Page with a box asking you to vote. Once again, type in the name Keep-Safe Lockbox Corp., or you could also try typing my zip code: 89403-8010 and reach it that way. Then you click on "submit vote" to add to my list of votes. (Another way you can do it is to go straight to www.missionmainstreetgrants.com and go through the same process, but you will have to already be logged into your Facebook account to process it.)
Evidently the contest started collecting votes on Oct. 1st, but I just learned of it and today is my first day of submittal. I need to receive at least 250 votes by the end of Nov. 14th in order to have my business be eligible to be judged by the Contest's panel. So I really need your help, and hope that you will forward this message to at least 10 of your friends that you think might also respond. Thanks in advance for your kind assistance, and I would be very happy to get a reply to my email from all of you.
I know I've been a stranger for a few months, but I have been an invisible reader and kept up with all comments from the Conservican group scheduled to work on your second book. I'm still available as an editor/ proofreader/article contributor when you get started on it. I just don't have much time to promote the first book except for the little blogging I've done on various conservative sites to promote REAL CONSERVATIVES. I have been caught up in all the political crises we've been struggling through since we last talked.
I had a huge "survival" garden this summer, and just finished canning the produce from it. Plus, I had a lot of landscaping improvements going at the same time. I also had out-of-state visitors a couple of times, and had all the time-consuming details required from an auto accident I was involved in that required insurance/new (used) car purchase, etc. I wasn't at fault--I was rear-ended at a red light, but I am still waiting for payment for car rental expenses from the other driver's insurance.
Then I've been focused on my e-commerce business for the last month. I think I told you about it; if not, it is http://www.keep-safelockbox.com. Except for the corporate business affairs, Keep-Safe Lockbox Corporation is concentrated on the website, with the mfr. sending product from his facility. I've had it for years, without making any profit from it because of several unrelated problems with my Server--Storesonline--and a marketing group nightmare I signed on with to do a TV commercial.
The real problem is keeping up with expenses, as I spend about 1/4 of my monthly income from Social Security and a small pension on it. This past week I've been busy applying for one of 12 Small Business Grants that Chase Bank is offering in an annual contest they hold. They put up $12 million a year to provide $250,000 each to 12 small U.S. businesses. I've been accepted to compete in the contest, including putting up a special page on Facebook for Keep-Safe Lockbox Corp., and running an ad about the contest. In order to qualify to move forward to their judging panel, I need to have 250 votes for the business from my own (unpaid) sources. I am going to paste the data from an email I sent to family and friends asking for their votes below. I don't know if you think it would be appropriate to forward it to the Conservican members of the Promotion Group or not, but I would really appreciate all the votes I can get. It makes the difference between getting the financial assistance to make the business succeed or not. Instructions on how to vote are included for anyone who has a Facebook account or has access to a family member's account. Please let me know if you think it is ok to send this to you or if you don't feel it is appropriate. Edie
Thanks, Raya... weathering the storm (literally) ,,, just got back online... lost electricity with TS Debbie here on the West coast of FL... angry seas out there and lots of debris in the backyard, but we are OK.
It took two days to get my husband out of Federal Jail. We went to court on Thursday. He was brought before a judge along with all the people involved in the Medical case! We don't have the same charges, but some are the same. They did say we rented the building to him. Our lawyer messed up the paper work after bail was set. It was two days of hell. As of Friday afternoon, didn't believe the lawyer had it right. But he was set free by 6 pm. Court is on Oct. 31 to plead! Lost Allens phone number!