“Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is” with Markdown.com

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In the coming months, I’ll be launching a small business Marketplace on Markdown.com that will give us all a unique opportunity to support and interact with passionate small businesses and entrepreneurs in towns across the nation. And since small businesses make up 65% of new jobs, we all need to join together to ensure their part in the economic recovery. The Markdown Marketplace will be a different kind of Marketplace — one where you’ll get to know the business owners, families, towns and inspirational stories behind these extraordinary companies. I’d like you to be a part of this small business revival. Buying from the Markdown Marketplace will allow you to feel good about the businesses you support, a place where you can “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is.”

If you own a small business and want to be part of this revival, apply now.

If you know of a great small business that would be a perfect fit for the Markdown Marketplace, recommend that company today.

Help me change the way we support small businesses. Help me create a Marketplace where you can “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is.”

This letter originally appeared in March 2012

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GVB7WFQYTPBRSL4SI6BAN4ADWE Robinfirst name

    Amen. It is extremely important we support those in need and those doing good in the world.
    It is important to make sure your money goes where you want it to and it is not funneled off somewhere else to a totally different organization. Thank you for helping small businesses.

  • Anonymous

    This type of marketplace is a great initiative.  It’s not a new idea, but it sounds like it’s got a lot of potential, expecially if it’s used and cared for by people who appreciate the idea.  It’s wonderfully Randian too.  This could really take off and I hope it does. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GQZBZSUM5RWTRR7EQOAI3KMP6A sobela

    I have high hopes for this marketplace to. I’d buy from more small businesses if I could and I do try but there are not all that many out there anymore.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Folmar-O-o/100000640351407 Chris Folmar O-o

    My name is Joe Medeiros, I am 61 years old. I am a democrat, I am so disgusted with the Democrat party. Always lying, playing the shell game. I’m changing my party to republican . I am typing this to see if anyone actually cares. If so contact me
    Folmar.christopher@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous

    I also have high hopes for this marketplace, since I will be in it soon. I am a firm  believer that  necessity is the mother of invention. We are very much in that place. But your right. Finding small businesses is hard. More and more the small guys seem to be pushed out by the bigger. Hopefully, this marketplace can help the mom & pop shops. 

  • http://twitter.com/kandee1959 Carolyn Hocke

    Im new to all this twitter and blogs and stuff, so I am not sure if this is the right place to ask Glenn Beck for help. I ‘was’ a small business owner or as I call it a Legal Slave for the government. I never realized just how messed up our tax and business system in this country was until I bought my own shop.
     
    I will give a brief summary of the problem and then pray there is some type of answer. In 2007 I worked for a hospital in Wisconsin who then due to medicare cuts sold out to a medical corporation. They in turn came in and got rid of anyone there for 15 years or more as we were no longer ‘cost effective’. So I withdrew my 401k, not to take a trip or have fun, but at the age of 48 I used it to buy myself a job by purchasing a small print and copy shop. Needless to say the IRS ‘raped’ me on that withdrawl.
     
    So I bought a business for 189K. The owner carried the loan since SBA and banks would not make me a loan even with AAA credit. Things went fine until Obama was elected. Then each year I saw the cost of products go up and up, taxes go up and profits go way down. I never realized just how many taxes we have on small business owners, it is crazy. Like the one where you have to $50 to say you are still in business each year?
     
    Finally after almost 5 years and with the coming of Obamacare, my stress and health dictated I HAD to get out of business. I was advised to go bankrupt as it would be the cheapest way for me to go, however, I had 7 employees and couldn’t in my heart put them all out of work. So I choose to sell the business. My mistake.
     
    It sold, but at a $50K loss, No money down except to pay the closing cost, so I had to assume almost $35k of expenses and carry the loan for the new owners. I am so far into debt I may never see the light of day again and then I get the assination bill from the IRS that I am going to owe over $8K in taxes on equipment and such from a business I no longer own.
     
    How much more can the little guy take? How can Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum or Obama even begin to understand this is crippling to the middle class, err excuse me we are no longer the middle class, I was informed we are now call the Legalized Slaves of the US that work to pay the spending of the guys that are so out of touch they no longer make any sense in their decisions.
     
    This is longer then I expected but please can someone get me to the right places to get my story out to the politicians and get answers on why this is happening to the people that work our entire lives just to keep getting stepped on. Where is my bailout? $20k would be all I need to be bailed out of this TAX mess and I don’t even have to file bankruptcy. 
     
    Thanks for listening to another feedup, beaten down, American Citizen.

  • Anonymous

    I care.  We have an election coming up, and we need to change the man at the top. What is it that you wanted to be contacted about?  Or is it exactly what you wrote – you just want to see if anyone cares about you.  Or, are you trying to collect e-mail addressess of Republicans?