I voted, I didn't know about any of your troubles you were having. I will look at your stock list again, hopefully I can send some funds your way. Good luck with the contest, any idea how many times we can vote?
yea, i think it accepts it initially then erases it.
Regardless, I have almost 570 votes and am in 5th place!! That is HUGE. Even if I don't end up getting the prize, the bolster to my confidence to continue to try and keep my business running has definitely occurred.
It has been a struggle lately, and I have found myself wondering WHY i work so many hours and so hard to not make ends meet. Apparently it is because of my freaking phenomenal customer base
Even if I don't win, this show of support has really reinforced why I do this. You guys are great!!
The feeling is mutual, in my dealings with you, you answered all my questions and worked with me, so you are a great business owner and obviously the planted tank agrees with me, we think you're great!
They aren't just selecting based on votes. Apparently merit, too. The first winner was a store looking to expand their business (dur..) with 217 votes.
You've got as good of a chance as the one with the most votes, and a better story than 70% of them. Also a unique business. I'd give you a really good chance of winning, based on the number of businesses over 200 votes with real stories.
I hope so, too. there are several that seem more like non-profits than small businesses, some that are not in business yet, etc. I am hoping that because I have specific needs, and an actual business, and a good website it will help me with the chance of winning.