Hi. My name is Karen Cahn, and I run a crowdfunding company. Well, it’s not just a crowdfunding company, it’s a How to Start a Business company, but it’s also a Do You Have What it Takes to Start a Business company.
Let me explain.
When you have people who want to pay for your product or service, that means you have a real business. Crowdfunding is the ultimate litmus test to determine whether you have a product, a service, a mission, a vision, a dream that people actually want to buy and pay for. Crowdfunding successfully proves that you know how to get something off the ground.
I recently crowdfunded for a cause that is near and dear to my heart: the NYC Women’s March — and it wasn’t easy!
Even though I run a crowdfunding company where we coach entrepreneurs on how to crowdfund, i.e. how to market and sell your business idea, it was no easier for me to raise $50K than it is for the thousands of women entrepreneurs crowdfunding on IFundWomen right now. Why?
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2020 is already off to an unbelievable start: IFundWomen of Color is here!
I’m Olivia Owens, Head of Partnerships here at IFundWomen. I’m also the Creator and General Manager of IFundWomen of Color.
Last Saturday, I took the main stage at the Women’s March NYC, alongside IFundWomen Founder & CEO, Karen Cahn, to talk about women entrepreneurs and funding.
This was the first time ever that financial empowerment joined the broader conversation around women’s rights at the Women’s March.