Hey all.... many probably don't know me, for good reason. I haven't been on since December and prior to that, back in October or so when I wrote a post about Matthew Caulk, Missy Caulk's son.
Anyhoo... I first started out on AR in October of 2006 and basically got out of the mortgage business in July of 2011. After 19 years, I lost my passion and got burnt out.
Since then, I launched MyPhillyAlive and have been doing social media on the side. I spoke with Bob Stewart briefly in an e-mail a week ago and said I would plan to be back some starting in July. Well, I am a day early and here is why.
Right now, I am a one person company, doing everything myself. I know many of you realtors run your own show, but with some sort of assistant. My gig is a little more complex than that. Besides, I had a few guest bloggers leave me hanging and content is important to my site, which I write 99% of it all.
The long and short of it, I have applied for a grant for my company, but my application can't be considered until I get 250 votes, which ends tonight at midnight, est. I need 76 more votes in less than 3 1/2 hours. (you can only vote once for me, but you can vote for more than 1 company.) I jumped into this the last minute, basically starting this early Friday morning. And I need your help. Gee, with 200,000 + members, that should be easy, right? But we know how it works... but I do know from the past, that this is a strong community with many helpful people.
Some background on what I want to accomplish? I would love to hire 2-3 people and take my company to the next level. I also want to make art more recognizable in the city. Right now I am featuring 1 local artist a month, and I also had set up a directory for those artists, art galleries, and art organizations. All of this is free of charge. I also want to help out other communities and local charities in Philadelphia. These are just some of the things that I want to accomplish with MyPhillyAlive.