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Crowdfunding can be used to beta test, do market research, and gather and energize your best customers! GFGF hosts and two guest experts, Deborah Owens and Michelle Thimesch discuss why an entrepreneur might use crowdfunding, the different types of platforms, and how to go about setting yourself up for the best crowdfunding campaign possible!
The Get Found Get Funded podcast is at the intersection of entrepreneurship and social justice where we focus on entrepreneurship as a possible path to wealth creation — specifically for Black and Latinx communities.
Deborah Owens is America’s Wealth Coach and the CEO and Founder of WealthyU, a financial wellness company. WealthyU is on a mission to close the wealth gap that exists for women and minorities by providing financial coaching and tools on multi-media platforms.
Michelle Thimesch is the Founder of Crowdfund Mainstreet. Michelle has over two decades of closely-held business consulting experience as an estate and succession planning attorney.
00:01 – Intro/Welcome
03:58 – The history of crowd funding.
10:13 – How IFundWomen Works.
14:39 – What is Crowdfund Mainstreet?
22:37 – Crowdfund Mainstreet testimonials
30:24 – Communicating updates to backers.
48:34 – Importance of preparation
54:01 – Following up without fear
1:01:21 – History and definitions within crowdfunding
1:02:42 – Final words of advice