You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

During August at #YourStimulus we are focusing on the great unknown and starting the discussion — as much as we know as adults there is still so much we don’t know.

The majority of our information is bred from discussion; from workplace gossip, to phone calls with your mother, tags on Facebook, and the top trending pages on every major news site, the exchange of knowledge through verbal and digital platforms has an impact on our ability to form everyday opinions and decisions. But what if a vital piece of information never reaches you until after a contest entry is over or a grant application has closed? You’ve probably heard the saying that you don’t know what you don’t know, but what if we could help with that?

#YourStimulus are the people directly working to streamline information that is relevant to you and your business. Let us handle the vastness of the Internet, digging up the information that you otherwise would not have known about, so that you don’t have to. Focus on your business — we’ll focus on filtering out the click bait and memes that crowd your feed and direct you to the materials and links that can get you tax credits, sponsorships and partnerships plus cool opportunities to help you expand your company.

We know what you’re thinking, this sounds too good to be true. You can call it Christmas in August or whatever you’d like to, but each week we’ll be focusing on a new topic to help you — help your business. Want tax credit? Is your company based in Pennsylvania? Is it eight years old or younger? You could qualify for $100,000 in tax credits for your for-profit company. Last year, out of the 264 businesses awarded tax credits in Pennsylvania, there were thirty-eight companies based out of Philadelphia that received an altogether sum of over $2,500,000. We want to help!

But that’s not all, you budding entrepreneurs. Did you know that sponsors can be a stream of income for your business? We understand that you might not know where to start, and that’s OKAY. You don’t know what you don’t know, right? Sponsorships and partnerships are easier to come by than you might imagine, and we want to share some tips on what to look for and how to obtain them. Preparation, research and knowledge of what you can bring to a partnership is essential, and you don’t want to mess up an opportunity that could land you resources including media. But don’t worry, that’s why we’re here. We want to talk large-scale events that will bring partnerships, small programs that will attract sponsorships, tips and more!

If you’re still reading this, we’ve evidently grabbed your attention…

But we’re not quite done yet. You may have been to a music festival at one point or another, whether it was good ol’ Woodstock or Bonnaroo, but did you know how these festivals are benefitting your local communities now? Music festivals often sponsor non-profits benefiting the host area, and festivals such as Bonnaroo (TN), Firefly (DE), and Lollapalooza (IL) are no exception. From green energy initiatives, to children’s health and the protection of natural recourses — the music community is giving back and we’re all about it.

Did you know? The annual Budweiser’s Made in America Music Festival based in Philadelphia during Labor Day weekend (Sept 2–3) — now on it’s 6th year, will benefit nonprofits ACLU and United Way. These nonprofits are protecting our civil liberties, working to ensure positive changes in health, education and income. We’re excited to see community organizations reap the benefits of this festival and the influence it will have on bridging the gaps between community needs.

If you are wondering how any of these topics could POSSIBLY directly impact you — Well many folks miss out on opportunities in their cities simply because they never received the information.

We told you we want to help! Like we said, you don’t know what you don’t know, and we definitely want you to know about what’s happening around you!

Stay tuned for more!

~Stimulus Team