Showing posts with label Udemy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Udemy. Show all posts

Friday, April 5, 2019

How to Finance a Black Women-owned Business in 2019

Following our successful 2018 webinar, we are pleased to announce the launch of our latest online class, "How to Finance a Black Women-owned Business in 2019."

The class is hosted on Udemy, "the leading global marketplace for teaching and learning. Udemy helps organizations of all kinds prepare for the ever-evolving future of work." Their "curated collection of top-rated business and technical courses gives startups, companies, governments, and nonprofits the power to satisfy entrepreneurs' hunger for learning and development."

Our efforts are a fresh approach to providing targeted, up-to-date information in this space. Black women have continued down this path of entrepreneurship. According to one report, "the number of businesses created by black women in the United States alone is up more than 460% over the last 20 years, making them the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the nation."

Of course, we've known this for some time, and have the track record to prove it. We launched MinorityFinance.com (http://www.minorityfinance.com/about-us.html) in 1998 and noted that 65% of the inquiries from the site came from Black women. The key issue then, and now, is money: "according to the Diane Project, black female founders are only able to raise an average of $36,000 in venture funding, while start-ups owned mostly by white males have received on average $1.3 million." We will provide data-based advice and instruction, based on our years of experience, to help you over this hurdle.

AGENDA

• Business Planning
• Your business credit history: Dun and Bradstreet.
• Data and Resources for Black women businesses
• The best non profit, local/state/
federal resources
• Steps in the business financing process
• Protecting your ideas: intellectual property rights
• What type of financing products and sources/investors/lenders are best for your business: banks, credit unions, factors, hard money lenders, crowdfunding, credit cards, venture capital, digital currency, ICOs.
• Why you should seek out venture capital these days. Which ones to go to. How you should approach them.

The feedback from the our 2018 webinar, titled "How to Finance a Black Women-owned Business in 2018" held on July 18th, August 10th and August 24th, was uniformly positive. Eighty five percent (85%) of the respondents to our customer satisfaction survey found the webinar useful. Seventy one percent (71%) rated the webinar excellent.

To enroll in our class, log onto: https://www.udemy.com/blackwomenbusinessfinancing/

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stock, Bond and Mutual Fund Investing Class on Udemy

We quickly and completely cover the basics of investing in only about 40 minutes. If you want honest, objective information about investing, this is your course. It's also geared to people who want to start investing now! We define what stocks, bonds and mutual funds are. In addition, we cover risk and return, two key investing concepts. We cover ethical/social/environmental investing, providing expert-level instruction on these topics. We show returns generated by various types of investments from 1801 to 2011. We show you how to use various techniques to invest in stocks and bonds at low or no cost. Finally, we describe some of the best mutual funds in the marketplace. Our lecture provides the rationale for both investing and for social investing. https://www.udemy.com/stock-bond-mutualfund-investing