Monica Motivates Tech Solution Connects Funders and Founders

2023-08-07T11:40:59-04:00

Monica Motivates Tech Solution Connects Funders and Founders Celebrating National Black Business Month I Am Closing the Funding Gap (IACTFG) is a cloud-based tool that connects women and underrepresented founders with funding to support their high-impact work. Monica Motivates, LLC, created this award-winning entry in a Microsoft hackathon to address persistent financing gaps based on [...]

Monica Motivates Tech Solution Connects Funders and Founders2023-08-07T11:40:59-04:00

What Will It Take to Declare Financial Independence and Freedom?

2023-06-20T00:46:33-04:00

What Will It Take to Declare Financial Independence and Freedom? While most of us will never be billionaires (or even set that as a goal), we do want adequate earnings, savings and investments to afford the lifestyle we desire, plan for a comfortable retirement and contribute to society in meaningful ways.   Financial freedom means [...]

What Will It Take to Declare Financial Independence and Freedom?2023-06-20T00:46:33-04:00

Write a Business Plan That Gets Attention and Drives Buy In

2023-03-31T08:53:16-04:00

Write a Business Plan That Gets Attention and Drives Buy In The term can ring a little dull at first, but an effective business plan should be anything but ho-hum. It’s meant to be a catalyst that motivates investors to put their money behind a startup; gets a bank to greenlight a loan; causes a [...]

Write a Business Plan That Gets Attention and Drives Buy In2023-03-31T08:53:16-04:00

Why Women Need Their Own Money and Credit History

2022-05-03T12:21:07-04:00

Why Women Need Their Own Money and Credit History In 1960, fewer than 4% of U.S. women earned more than their husbands. Today, about half of us earn the same or more than our husbands or partners, according to a 2020 survey by TD Ameritrade. And that number is likely to keep rising in the [...]

Why Women Need Their Own Money and Credit History2022-05-03T12:21:07-04:00

Borrow Money From Family and Friends and Keep Relationships Intact

2022-04-19T04:58:44-04:00

Borrow Money From Family and Friends and Keep Relationships Intact It’s so fun to watch a fellow entrepreneur win investment on Shark Tank to make her dream business into a reality. Likewise, every time a small startup is selected by the likes of Y Combinator or Techstars, hope rises for all founders. But actually, the [...]

Borrow Money From Family and Friends and Keep Relationships Intact2022-04-19T04:58:44-04:00

Why Small Business Owners Should Consider a Line of Credit

2022-01-10T20:08:40-05:00

Why Small Business Owners Should Consider a Line of Credit One of the most common challenges for new and small businesses is having sufficient cash on hand, or assets that can be easily converted to cash, to ensure you have both the working capital to invest in new opportunities and the flexibility to deal with [...]

Why Small Business Owners Should Consider a Line of Credit2022-01-10T20:08:40-05:00

Master These Financial Metrics to Succeed as a Business Owner or Leader

2021-11-16T09:05:56-05:00

Master These Financial Metrics to Succeed as a Business Owner or Leader Advice from the Atlanta Hawks’ VP of Financial Planning  You get excited strategizing about ways to grow your business or planning next steps in your career and that’s a very good thing. You just need to bring that same level of passion to [...]

Master These Financial Metrics to Succeed as a Business Owner or Leader2021-11-16T09:05:56-05:00

Q&A: Lisa Bailey, Founder of FeaturesFirst Auto

2021-02-19T11:37:07-05:00

BHM Founders Features: Lisa Bailey, Founder of FeatureFirst Auto February signals the start of a month of celebration and reflection on the many contributions Black Americans have made to the United States and the world. Indeed, the man credited as the visionary for this annual celebration, Carter G. Woodson, hoped to educate young black [...]

Q&A: Lisa Bailey, Founder of FeaturesFirst Auto2021-02-19T11:37:07-05:00

Four Ways Black Owners Can Defy the Odds and Drive Entrepreneurial Success

2021-02-02T11:31:59-05:00

Celebrate Black History Month . . . Four Ways Black Owners Can Defy the Odds and Drive Entrepreneurial Success You know in your gut what the research bears out — underrepresented founders have to work harder to be taken seriously, especially in areas where society and investors may not expect to see them. In a [...]

Four Ways Black Owners Can Defy the Odds and Drive Entrepreneurial Success2021-02-02T11:31:59-05:00

Honored to Team Up with American Express for the Inaugural “100 FOR 100”Program Recognizing Black Women Entrepreneurs in the U.S

2021-02-01T10:19:41-05:00

Honored to Team Up with AMEX for the Inaugural AMEX 100 for 100 Program Supporting Black Women Entrepreneurs I want to begin by expressing my sincere gratitude to each of you for your support of Monica Motivates.  We are so incredibly excited and honored to team up with the American Express (NYSE: AXP) “100 for 100” program. The [...]

Honored to Team Up with American Express for the Inaugural “100 FOR 100”Program Recognizing Black Women Entrepreneurs in the U.S2021-02-01T10:19:41-05:00
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