We're in desperate need of your help! In order to have our grant application reviewed [just reviewed
--there's no guarantee we'll get it!] we need a total of 250 votes for our business at Mission Small Business
. We're currently at 213 and only need 37 more to qualify--but we only have until June 30th!
Maybe you're wondering what we'd do with this kind of money. We've been thinking pretty hard about it, too, and here's what we've come up with:
1. We'd buy in bulk! This kind of financial assistance would allow us to buy in such a quantity as to lower our cost on most things, meaning less we'd have to charge our customers. Everything from bags to jewelry supplies--as well as some items we haven't been able to purchase due to the quantities that are required for a single order.
2. Open a studio space! Heck, maybe even a store front! How exciting would that
be? Having a separate space [that's not just our apartment!] would mean being able to make enough of things to always have on hand, which would be a big help to our poor, neglected webstore.
3. Speaking of webstore...we'd hire a happy and capable individual to keep up with our website! It's one of the few areas that gets neglected due to low resources and manpower. We'd both love the chance to keep it fully stocked and active for all the wonderful people out there who can't make it to our conventions.
4. And speaking of assistants, we'd love to hire a second team to travel to conventions sporting NJD's awesome stuff! Every year we're forced to pick and choose which cons we can attend, limited by the number of people [there are only two of us!] we have on staff, and the unfortunate fact that some cons fall on the same weekend. It's our goal to reach a broader audience in 2013. This would make that possible.
And this is just the beginning! If you've got a Facebook, we need your help to make these dreams and more come true. It's simple and quick and instant good karma! Here's what you do:
1 - go to missionsmallbusiness.com
2 - click SUPPORT [to login with your Facebook info!]
3 - type in Neko-jin Designs
4 - click search
5 - click VOTE
- optional, but highly appreciated -
6 - click SHARE VOTE
7 - click SHOW PLEDGE
Anyone with a Facebook can vote! It would mean the world to us if you could rally your friends and family to help us achieve our goal. We're so close
. We just need one more push!
-Kit & neko