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We Sparkle - Help Women Entrepreneurs Shine

Help us support more women in becoming their own boss!

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Campaign Ends on July 8, 2022

Project Description

We Sparkle Co. is the go to platform for people who want to start and run their businesses online. We are building a stronger + more inclusive economy by equipping underestimated entrepreneurs with the AI-powered software tools they need to succeed now and into the future. Our business starter kit includes: Sparkle Site, Scheduler, and Assistant.

Sparkle Site, Scheduler, and Assistant

Right now, small business owners waste about 68% of their time on repetitive administrative tasks. They feel like they're working "in" their business instead of "on" their business.

We want to help small business owners because they make up over 90% of all businesses in the U.S. In fact, there are approximately 51 million solopreneurs in the U.S. and 99 million globally--and that number is on the rise, with a record-breaking 5.4 million new businesses started in the U.S. alone in 2021!

Solopreneurs are on the rise

That's why We Sparkle created our business starter kit to help them save time + increase sales. It's a suite of software tools that makes it easy to start and run your own business! Our Sparkle Site, Scheduler, and Assistant will have you selling (and automatically upselling) your products or services in no time!

Sparklers save time and increase sales

We are seeking funding to create special We Sparkle QR Code Kits to send to all our small business subscribers so that they can be ready to make sales using contactless payment at farmers markets, popup events, fairs, and festivals this summer, fall, and into the future! We also plan to use a portion of the funding for scholarships granted to women and/or BIPOC business owners who cannot afford a We Sparkle subscription at this time due to hardships brought on by the pandemic.

We Sparkle QR Code Kit

Our team consists of four full-time team members: Michelle Tran Maryns (Chief Executive Officer), Nick Weber (Chief Technology Officer), Melissa Gutierrez Nelson (Head of Community), and Aucouer Ngo (Software Engineer). We're passionate about helping small business owners, especially women entrepreneurs, because we personally witnessed the challenges that our own mothers (or other loved ones) faced when trying to start or run their businesses.

We Sparkle Team

Thank you so much for supporting our iFundWomen crowdfunding campaign--thank you for letting your light shine and helping others to shine so that together we sparkle!

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When will I receive my rewards?
    • We plan to mail out rewards as soon as the campaign closes. For digital rewards, we will email them as soon as the campaign closes.
  • How does We Sparkle help women entrepreneurs?
    • We Sparkle provides easy-to-use software tools (Sparkle Site, Scheduler & Assistant) that help women entrepreneurs save time and increase sales. Sparkle Site makes it easy for them to display their products and services for sale. Sparkle Scheduler makes it easy for their clients to book and pay for appointments, classes, or events with them. Sparkle Assistant answers customer questions via text message, Facebook Messenger, or a chat widget installed on their business website.
  • What will the funds be used to do?
    • The funds will be used to create QR Code Kits that will be sent to Sparklers so their customers can easily scan their QR code to order and pay for their products or services at farmers markets, popup events, fairs, and festivals. It will also be used to fund scholarships for women entrepreneurs who might not be able to afford a We Sparkle subscription at this time due to hardships brought on by the pandemic.

 

 

Rachel Oldfield
06/22/2022
Monetary Contribution
$10
06/08/2022
Monetary Contribution
$5,150
Monetary Contribution

Want to support more women entrepreneurs but don't need a reward? Feel free to contribute any amount toward our campaign. Thank you so much for letting your light shine + helping others to shine so that together we sparkle!

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50.00 USD
Camping Towel + Sunglasses + Keychain

Be all set for summer with the We Sparkle quick dry/cooling camping towel, bottle-opener sunglasses, floating keychain, and Together We Sparkle heart sticker. Camping towel includes an easy hang loop and a travel bag! We'll also email you our "Total Boss" playlist!

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75.00 USD
QR Code Kit

We'll send you a personalized QR Code Kit so that your clients and customers can easily buy your products or services via contactless payment at farmers markets, popup events, craft fairs, or festivals this summer, fall, and into the future. The kit includes a beautiful tabletop sign, window cling, and keychain with the QR code that goes to your very easy-to-customize Sparkle Site!

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100.00 USD
1 Year Free Sparkle Scheduler + Tote Bag

Receive a subscription of our Sparkle Scheduler for free for one year! Plus, you will receive our special edition We Sparkle Together tote bag featuring our adorable corgi mascot, Huggleberry. These tote bags are made of 100% recycled plastic bottles and created by a woman-owned business based in Minneapolis.

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200.00 USD
1 Year Free Sparkle Assistant + Dry Bag

Get your very own Sparkle Assistant for free for one year! Plus, we'll gift you a We Sparkle dry bag to keep all of your items from getting wet when you're on the beach, on a boat, or out in the rain. With the clear, see-through phone pouch inside the dry bag, you can still use your phone and keep it dry at the same time!

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500.00 USD
1:1 Coaching w/ Michelle

Receive two 1:1 coaching sessions with Michelle Tran Maryns, We Sparkle's Founder & CEO (aka Sparkler-in-Chief). Michelle has helped thousands of people start and run their businesses as the former Chief of Strategic Initiatives at Meda, a community development financial institution (CDFI) named by the U.S. Department of Commerce as the top minority business development agency in the country for 4 years in a row. Plus, we'll gift you our special edition We Sparkle bottle-opener sunglasses, Together We Sparkle heart sticker, and a subscription of your own Sparkle Assistant for one year to make sure your business or organization is set up for success!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Want to support more women entrepreneurs but don't need a reward? Feel free to contribute any amount toward our campaign. Thank you so much for letting your light shine + helping others to shine so that together we sparkle!

2 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Camping Towel + Sunglasses + Keychain

Be all set for summer with the We Sparkle quick dry/cooling camping towel, bottle-opener sunglasses, floating keychain, and Together We Sparkle heart sticker. Camping towel includes an easy hang loop and a travel bag! We'll also email you our "Total Boss" playlist!

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75.00 USD
QR Code Kit

We'll send you a personalized QR Code Kit so that your clients and customers can easily buy your products or services via contactless payment at farmers markets, popup events, craft fairs, or festivals this summer, fall, and into the future. The kit includes a beautiful tabletop sign, window cling, and keychain with the QR code that goes to your very easy-to-customize Sparkle Site!

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100.00 USD
1 Year Free Sparkle Scheduler + Tote Bag

Receive a subscription of our Sparkle Scheduler for free for one year! Plus, you will receive our special edition We Sparkle Together tote bag featuring our adorable corgi mascot, Huggleberry. These tote bags are made of 100% recycled plastic bottles and created by a woman-owned business based in Minneapolis.

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200.00 USD
1 Year Free Sparkle Assistant + Dry Bag

Get your very own Sparkle Assistant for free for one year! Plus, we'll gift you a We Sparkle dry bag to keep all of your items from getting wet when you're on the beach, on a boat, or out in the rain. With the clear, see-through phone pouch inside the dry bag, you can still use your phone and keep it dry at the same time!

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500.00 USD
1:1 Coaching w/ Michelle

Receive two 1:1 coaching sessions with Michelle Tran Maryns, We Sparkle's Founder & CEO (aka Sparkler-in-Chief). Michelle has helped thousands of people start and run their businesses as the former Chief of Strategic Initiatives at Meda, a community development financial institution (CDFI) named by the U.S. Department of Commerce as the top minority business development agency in the country for 4 years in a row. Plus, we'll gift you our special edition We Sparkle bottle-opener sunglasses, Together We Sparkle heart sticker, and a subscription of your own Sparkle Assistant for one year to make sure your business or organization is set up for success!

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