If you are reading this, you probably know someone who has been struggling in this economy, someone who is working, but whose business is suffering. When an employer struggles, so do the employees. Every day the employees have to worry about the uncertainty surrounding their job and they have good reason to worry because many small businesses will have no choice but to reduce their workforce in order to stay viable.
Under the current economic conditions small businesses are struggling for a variety of reasons, but mostly, because credit from banks is not forthcoming. Without the ability to draw credit from banks, small businesses lack the capital needed to pay employees, attract new business, hire new employees and keep their doors open. In order to avoid this downward spiral, small businesses need our help to stay on their feet.
You may wonder why small businesses are so essential? Well it's because when added together they are our nation's largest employer. Our economic recovery is dependent on the strength and survival of small businesses. When small businesses are thriving, the local community benefits because higher revenues result in increased tax contributions to the local economy allowing for the funds needed to support government services such as police and fire departments, schools and transportation. According to recent figures, small businesses make up more than 99.7% of all employers and 64% of net new jobs (http://www.sba.gov/advocacy).
What can be done to aid small businesses? Well, the Inspire Ten Project wants to take action to save small businesses. They are working to save jobs by helping small businesses that are struggling in this economy. They have started a fund raising campaign to keep people off the unemployment line. The Inspire Ten Project has a simple plan: Give $10 and Get 10 friends to do the same. The money raised will help small businesses that have a history of success but have been hit particularly hard in this economy. Inspire Ten has identified a company that needs help now and will continue to help other small businesses in the future.
The current candidate company has 30 employees with an average tenure of 8+ years, a company with good hard-working talented employees that have to worry everyday about the survival of their company. Many of us know how difficult it has been on employees worrying, on a daily basis, about layoffs; hoping that their company can make it through another year. Employees and owners of this company have sacrificed to help their company stay afloat, but continue to struggle because of this slow economy. This company has been good to its employees and community while struggling in this economy, facing new challenges each day and trying to minimize the impact on its employees. We could go on and on concerning the strengths of this company towards its work force, but the real goal is to ask you to support and promote the Inspire Ten Project so that this company can maintain current staff, alleviate the anxiety of their staff and help other small businesses in the future.
These past few years have been difficult on us all. But together we can make a difference. We need to act now because adding even one more person to the unemployment line is one too many. You can make a difference by giving $10 and Inspiring 10 friends to do the same. So many times we are motivated to give by a crisis. We have a chance to be proactive and prevent the crippling and devastating effects that unemployment can bring. Join us in helping small businesses survive in this brutal economy.
We are sure you receive requests every day to help. Each day a different organization reaches out asking for help: to find a cure for a disease (autism, cystic fibrosis, lung disease), help with disasters (Haiti, Sandy) or help fund a solution for societal ills; all very worthy causes. We respond to the challenges we face, by giving to these organizations that support these worthy causes.
What motivates us to give; we think it is hope, hope for a cure, hope for a better life, and hope that we can make a difference. What motivates you to participate? We are hoping you are like us. We know diseases can be cured and suffering can be alleviated. We know there is a reason to hope. Please join us in supporting the Inspire Ten Project and give hope to those who are struggling. Helping small businesses benefits our communities because small businesses are the engines that drive the economy. Let's put our money behind small businesses and move the economy forward.
The Inspire Ten Project has a simple plan to help small businesses: Make a donation and then contact friends and family and request a $10 donation and a commitment to inspire ten friends to do the same. A simple plan that needs national attention to work, so spread the word and make a difference in the lives of ordinary people.
Use the link below to show your support for this new endeavor by the Inspire Ten Project.Inspire Ten Project
Help us make a difference and save jobs by giving $10 and inspiring 10 more to do the same go to http://www.gofundme.com/inspiretenproject
More about the Inspire Ten Project:
The Inspire Ten Project was created to help small businesses that have had a history of success but are struggling to survive in the current economic conditions. The individuals that started Inspire Ten want to remain anonymous and the first candidate company that Inspire Ten has chosen to support, will also remain anonymous. Although anonymity is being used, all donors will receive updates on Inspire Ten's progress.
A challenge match is currently available: Donations are being matched dollar for dollar. Donate now before the matching challenge expires. Inspire Ten Project
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Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. -- Frank A. Clark