You may have noticed your facebook feed blowing up with requests from small businesses for your vote in this Mission: Small Business competition. Each business must collect 250 votes in order to become eligible to compete for one of twelve $250,000 grants. The competition ends tomorrow, so today is the day it gets real as all the businesses scramble to reach the 250 vote mark. Voting is easy. You log in with your facebook account (no annoying things have happened to me from doing so thus far) and either search for a specific business or a town. If you search for Austin you’ll find all kinds of local businesses competing for grants. Here are some of the Austin highlights:
Looking through the list of Austin competitors turned up some other interesting entrants: BookWoman, Clarksville Pottery, Eco Wise, and ATX Television Festival. It only takes a few minutes to search for a business or browse the listings and see who else you can support. Good luck Austin businesses; we wish you the best.