“Vote for this business to help them win one of ten small business grants from FedEx, including the $25,000 grand prize.”-Fedex
Yup this is the year of going for the gold as they say in every way possible. To say the least last year was trying filled with obstacles, distractions, learning experiences and so much left to be in our first printed issue which we are still slowly creeping towards. This is why we need a minute of your life to vote for us each day until Feb 23rd that’s only for 12 days. This helps FedEx decide more so who is worthy of the grants. Yes it seems like a popularity contest but we still feel deeply in our hearts that we have something to offer Chicago that hasn’t been place in the city yet. Are you knew to Chicago Hustles Magazine? Well below are the questions we where asked along with our responses which can give you more insight about us.
FedEx: What inspired you to get into the business you are in today?
CHM: CHM has always been inspired by the amazing stories of passionate creatives and entrepreneurs alike we’ve known over the years who have become successful. CHM was compelled to create a vehicle that could unite passionate creatives, entrepreneurs and amazing stories of triumph to inspire the city, all for free. The power of passion is great when shared with others, this alone is our true inspiration. We receive the most amazing emails about being inspired by our publication.
FedEx: How do you define success for yourself and for your business?
CHM: CHM defines success by doing what you love every moment of life. We are passionate creatives looking to connect, help and assist those on their way to creative entrepreneurship. The road isn’t easy but success for us is helping others achieve the dreams we too once aimed for. It is often noted many creatives become successful and never give back to the community. We give our hearts, endless hours and souls into CHM daily. Why? Because exercising our passion daily is success, finances are just a bonus.
FedEx: How would you use the FedEx SMB Grant money to make a significant impact on your business and/or on others?
CHM: CHM would use the FedEx Small Business Grant to put our publication into print quarterly freely distributing it in places that could use inspiration. We would love to place the publication in public libraries, college campuses, homeless shelters, detention centers even airplanes if we could. We would also use the grant to fund our small staff that pours so much soul into the publication around the clock all for free. We could use the grant to put our passion in the hands of Chicagoans around the city.
We thank you in advance for your support, time and passion which fuels us even more so.