Two of the most important things an entrepreneur needs in her business are goals and revenue. If your company isn’t making money (or raising money) then you are not a business. But knowing the right milestones and goals to pursue that positions your company for growth and investment can be confusing. Once I started to understand how to create Revenue-Generating Milestones™ and tying them to action items and dollar signs, I was in a much better place to position my company to generate revenue and be attractive to investors. To help you move further along, here are five tips and a FREE workbook that will help you create Revenue-Generating Milestones™ and money.Read More
How to Raise Money for Your Startup
by Nichelle McCall
We all know technology is great, when it works. And the reality is that it will not always work properly. I saw this Sunday when Airbnb's website was not working?! Airbnb makes at least an average of $7.2Million dollars a day. So they can lose $300,000 for every hour their website is down. So here are a few tips on what to do when your website is down using Airbnb’s response as an example.Read More
As I read this email first thing in the morning, it brought tears to my eyes. I think sometimes we forget how much we affect and have an impact on others merely by our presence and not just directly through the work we do. As I reflected on this email, it made me think about how the work I do is so much bigger than me. You never know who suddenly gathers the courage to step out and be phenomenal because they saw someone who looked like them do the same thing.Read More
Last week I drove to Detroit for PowerMoves@Detroit where minority entrepreneurs from around the country were brought together with various investors. I participated last year in PowerMoves.NOLA where I was selected to pitch BOLD Guidance on stage at the ESSENCE Festival to compete for $25,000. The connections with entrepreneurs and investors were so phenomenal in New Orleans last year that I was ecstatic to see they were having something in the Midwest! PowerMoves.NOLA brings early-stage and high-growth minority entrepreneurs together to gain access to capital, advisors, and support to help them be successful. For all my high-growth, minority entrepreneurs and investors interested in good deals, you want to get involved with PowerMoves.NOLA!
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