Chase and LivingSocial are offering a fairly innovative grant program for small businesses. They are awarding twelve grants of $250,000 each to twelve small businesses. A qualifying step in the application process is getting at least 250 votes of support. The applications from businesses getting 250 or more votes will then be judged by a panel of business experts, who will decide which ones get the grants.
The Red Dot is one of the Hudson businesses competing for a grant. The two others are Tortillaville and the Close Store at 610 Warren Street. You can vote for all three, but you can only vote for any one of them once. Click here to get started.