I need your votes!
But I am not running for office. Rather, I am applying for a big ol’ grant for Power and Light Press – $250K, to be precise, to go towards expanding my business.
Here’s the deal: I’ve already submitted my application, but now I need to gather 250 votes from my community, peers, and “fans” in order to be eligible. And I need to do this in the next FIVE DAYS. Can you please spare a moment to cast a vote my way?
This link should take you to the right place, but if it doesn’t, you can search their website for my profile, “Power and Light Press”.
As some of you know, I moved my print shop from Portland, Oregon to Silver City, New Mexico last year. This has been such a great move, and this year has already seen tremendous growth in the business. And to top it all off, I absolutely love being a part of this new community. But I want to do more. More than I can with my current resources.
I have been operating this business for almost 5 years without a credit card or any kind of debt. This makes me feel awesome, but it also sometimes prevents me from taking risks and making necessary investments in equipment, labor, materials, etc. Now I want to take some risks, to see what might happen, because I think some pretty great things might happen. I want to fix up my shop so the plumbing works and the lights turn on and the doors actually shut all the way. You know, general maintenance. I want to buy a big new (old) press so I can expand my production and offerings, and increase my wholesale business. I want to hire another employee or two and be able to pay them a fair wage and offer benefits. Hell, I want to be able to pay myself, something I’m still not doing with any regularity. I could really use this boost, and your support would mean the world to me!
Thanks so much for considering casting a vote for me, and please feel free to spread the word to anyone else who might care! I’ve posted a direct link on my Facebook page so you can share it, should you feel so inclined.
As always, thank you so much for your support!