Financial resources matter a great deal to all businesses which is why for many small business owners, crowdfunding campaigns have become so popular. Crowdfunding, the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet, has been used for everything from potato salad recipes (nope, that’s not a typo) to film production and business launches.
So when we at #MentorMonday thought about practical advice for you, our beloved entrepreneurs, and how you need to fund your BIG dreams, crowdfunding seemed like a perfect fit. And if the chat room love our two crowdfunding experts received was any indication, the insight for creating a successful crowdfunding campaigns was on point.
So Paul may or may not have been ‘smacked’ (slang word meaning you’re somewhere on the spectrum from “tipsy to drunk”). Pour it up it’s #MentorMonday and we’re toasting!
Lots of great news, such as the recent marriage of Marshawn Evans, who married Jack A. Daniels. Marshawn broke the news of the engagement on #MentorMonday Session 11. Watch the episode to find out the part Paul played in getting these two together. Matchmaking comes in many forms, my Friends.
We also said, “Cheers” to BlackGirlsRun founders Ashley Hicks and Toni Carey from #MentorMonday Session 13. They received a live, on-stage shout out by the Queen Oprah herself during her recent tour stop in Atlanta, where they received a $25,000 grant for their awesome non-profit work.
Anytime you can watch #MentorMonday you will be greatly enriched and get all the tools that you need to be successful wherever you are along your entrepreneurial and life’s journey. HOWEVER, there are some benefits to joining #MentorMonday LIVE! And tonight we had mo’ guests so we had mo’ prizes!
Amazing prizes from each of the panelists were awarded to the three #MentorMonday community members whose questions were selected by the members in the chatroom as the best questions. Those questions were then answered by the panel members in real time! Just another perk of being a member of the #MentorMonday community. (more…)
I’ve been a professional matchmaker for six years and in just that time I’ve seen a significant shift in how people date around the world. In most countries, every category related to dating, from public opinion about it, to average length of time couples see each other, to satisfaction, have plummeted. We’re living in a time I label as “alarming” and fully expect if there is not an immediate shift in how we date, our communities will fall apart. After all, marriage is the cornerstone of society and dating is the cornerstone of marriage.
Below, are the 9 biggest problems with dating today and my thoughts on how to solve them.
When genuinely searching for a committed partner (leading to marriage), there is nothing worse than wasting your time with someone who is simply looking for quick sex, casual dating, or just a long-term hang out buddy. By my estimate, 80% or more of daters are not looking for anything serious and although I’m an advocate for “date practicing”, I’m not a proponent of giving your time or resources to a dead end partner.
If you find yourself debating whether the person you’re “dating” is non-committal, here are 8 quick ways to determine if he/she has long-term intentions:
It was the 20th Episode of #MentorMonday!!! Shout out to Blue Moon…was that a beer burp, Paul?
On a serious note, Paul took a moment to discuss the shooting of Michael Brown, and to reflect on the dialogue that ensued surrounding racism, policing and strategies to address equality – especially wealth equality. And there’s no better person to discuss wealth creation than Dr. Dennis Kimbro.
Paul even shared a bit about his own upbringing, his father’s economic trajectory and the impact his father’s wealth-building efforts had on Paul’s life.
Honestly, this episode really holds up a mirror to us and in some instances will make you say “Ouch!” But if you’re serious about pursuing your dreams, creating wealth, expanding your world, gritting your teeth and taking the medicine that Dr. Kimbro doles out, this episode of #MentorMonday can change your life! That’s not hyperbole. Check it out for yourself! (more…)