The Facebook machine has been ablaze with local businesses trying to qualify for one of twelve grants for $250,000. Mission: Small Business is run through the US Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Living Social and Chase. Businesses must collect 250 votes on Facebook by June 30th to qualify for the next round.
More than 120 businesses in Sacramento have registered, but very few are close to meeting the required vote count. You can vote for as many businesses as you want, so help out the ones that are almost there.
Thinkhouse Collective – 229 votes
Digital Nomad Academy – 195 votes
Dragatomi – 178 votes
Beatnik Studios – 161 votes
Two Rivers Cider Company – 161
Never Felt Better Vegan Shop – 135 votes
Gluten Free Specialty – 127 votes
Healthy Habits Studio – 124 votes
Bodytribe Fitness, Spoto Wines, Malko Dance, Honey Agency, Pet Memory Stone River Rocks and Ana Apple Designs have already qualified.
(All figures are as of June 21, check the website for updates)