Before August comes to an end, we’ve got three words for you: Secure your bag! Having a passion for your business is substantial but without money, it’s virtually impossible to maintain. Understanding the costs of running a business is something we face every day, so when we came across these lucrative opportunities, we couldn’t wait to share them with you. From expert tips on securing investors for your business to networking with major players (and potential mentors), we’ve got a Round Up worth reading!
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Real Good (reads, music & more)
With our fifth annual partnership with Wells Fargo for the Perfect Pitch Contest, learning how to present your business to investors is the pinnacle. And who better to learn from than the judge himself, Alfred A. Edmond, Jr.!
Alfred has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and small businesses perfect pitches and secure funds for their companies. Every year, he judges our contestants with integrity and a passion to help them succeed. We were excited to learn that he put together a video featuring experts tips on how to pitch to investors.
If you’re in the market for investors or could use a little more help with your Perfect Pitch in October, watch Alfred’s presentation below.
How To Set the Right Price – Lisa Hendrickson, Strategist, and Inc 5000 Speaker
Using Content to Tell A Story – Jenn De La Vega, FlipBoard
Scaling and Growing Successfully – Chieh Huang, Boxed.com
How To Get Media Attention – Becca Brown, Solemates
On Nov. 4, 2017, TOFi™ International, a unique investment firm dedicated to investing in women and girls of color, will present the inaugural HERs OWNly™ Pitch Contest in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will take place at one of Atlanta’s premiere venues, The Riverside EpiCenter, located at 135 Riverside Parkway Austell, GA 30168. The HERs OWNly™ Pitch Contest, inclusive of HERs OWNly JR™ ages 6 – 18 and HERs OWNlyTM, ages 19+, will provide women and girls of color business owners with the opportunity to present their breakthrough business concepts to some of the most powerful and influential business figures in the nation.
TOFiTM is quite unique, as its investments specifically target women & girls of color. The focus is to impact the future in a positive way by assisting women and girls to expand their reach, develop the essential skills, and acquire the necessary platforms to maintain longevity in their respective industries.
Entrepreneurs will present in front of judges, investors, and a live audience. Through the pitch contest, TOFi™ International will create a launch pad that will enable women and girls of color to expand their ideas. Contestants will be selected based on their business ideas, skills, background, ability to execute, and the likelihood that investors can achieve a positive return on investment and have an impact on their success and growth.
The August 17, 2017 application deadline has passed but you can still visit www.hersownly.com to learn more about the competition.
Potential sponsors are encouraged to contact email@example.com
Community Love – #TribeUp
TODAY Demetria Lucas D’Oyley will be joining #teamblogalicious in DC at our final pop up experience before we head to Miami for #Blogalicious9. She’ll be chatting about personal branding, building a “tribe” (of #Demigawds) and how to “level-up” your social influence.
This event is FREE! All you need to do is RSVP – http://bit.ly/b9dcpopup. See you tonight!
Our thoughts and prayers are in Houston, TX and surrounding areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The devastation has left us with heavy and willing hearts. Many of us have donated to various organizations and checked in with members of our community who live there asking how we can help. The Huffington Post published this great list on ways to assist and foundations to donate to. Please let us know if you have any additional tips or resources so we can share with the Blogalicious family on how to offer relief.
Ariel Williams is the digital content manager and part-time social media support at Blogalicious.com. She also runs SlayCulture.com. Send your pitches and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.