“Small businesses embody the spirit of innovation and they are the lifeblood of our economy,” says David Chavern, U.S. Chamber executive vice president and chief operating officer.

We think so too, David!

It’s said that small business — firms with fewer than 500 employees — drive the U.S. economy by providing jobs for over half of the nation’s private workforce.

We helped! SitePen has been in business since 2000, surviving through two economic downturns, a bunch of hard lessons learned and some crazy web antics.

Still here, stronger and more excited than ever about the potential of the internet, our amazingly talented team decided to create a product of our very own! Development got underway earlier this year and while we’re not quite ready to unleash our code upon the world, you can imagine how conveniently timed it was for us to stumble upon our eligibility for a business grant from Chase & Living Social! The program will award 12 individual grants of $250,000 and was developed to provide small businesses with capital and innovative marketing resources needed to make a positive impact on their business.

We would do exactly that!

With additional funds for our new product line of business, we would increase development cycles and marketing investment while decreasing our time to market! From there, the sky’s the limit!

So, if you’re a friend, fan (aka customer) or part of the SitePen family, you can help us qualify for this grant by voting for us in a few simple steps:

1. Go to missionsmallbusiness.com
2. Click the “Log In & Support” button
3. Type in SitePen & click the “Search” button
4. Vote!

We’re pretty impressed with companies — like Chase and Living Social — that support small businesses and we’re happy to participate in their recognition of small business everywhere.