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The IFundWomen Show

Welcome to The IFundWomen Show, the no-BS startup show that gives you the real-real on how to start a successful business while keeping your sanity. Each episode will feature a real-life coaching session with Karen Cahn, Founder & CEO of IFundWomen, or a guest coach, and a member of the IFW entrepreneur community. Listen in to get logical business insights, learn executable strategies, and get actionable tactics that you can use to launch, grow, and even scale your business. No more waiting, let’s get you funded.

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The Pressure of Being The Chosen One: Am I Qualified to Solve this Problem I've Taken On?

Pitching to people who do not care, warding of the Klu Klux Klan, being told that in order to raise funding, we need a “glam squad,” and other horrific things that female founders need to go through to run a normal business can start to make us think lots of things, like Why TF am I doing this? Or Am I the chosen one to solve this systemic problem for my community? Who and where are the people who want to support me? Because I know they are out there. Tune into this episode of the IFundWomen Show to hear Karen Cahn, Founder & CEO of IFundWomen get an honest update from Wanona Satcher, founder of Mākhers Studio, about her entrepreneurial journey.  Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyAmazon Music, Audible, or Stitcher.

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We Back: What to Expect in 2022

Ladies and gentlemen… The IFundWomen Show is BACK and making a return in a big way in 2202. We launched our beta season to see if people would find our live startup coaching valuable, helpful, and maybe even somewhat entertaining. Guess what? You all made it very clear that you liked what we were throwing down. So with that, strap in for a new wave of the IFundWomen Show. Starting in 2022, you can expect a new episode every Wednesday. If your new years resolution is to get your business soaring, you’re in luck. Stay tuned and fingers crossed that 2022 is nothing like the past two years. JK. Kind of.  Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyAmazon Music, Audible, or Stitcher.

I gave out my services for free…how do I start charging?

Founder of ìpàdé, Elizabeth Gay, provided a safe space for social entrepreneurs and activists to co-work and collaborate. Now she’s ready to convert them to paying customers. Tune in to hear Karen Cahn coach Elizabeth on how to create a sales funnel that drives revenue while remaining sensitive to the needs of her community. Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon MusicAudible, or Stitcher.

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Should I Establish a Board of Directors...

If you are not armed with the right info before you start, your board can become a nightmare, tune into this episode of The IFundWomen Show when Karen Cahn, coaches Wanona Satcher, Founder of Mākhers Studios on this very topic. Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon MusicAudible, or Stitcher.

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Will My Business Pivot be Attractive to VCs?

In this episode, IFundWomen Founder & CEO Karen Cahn coaches LAMIK Beauty Founder Kim Roxie on what she needs to be thinking about as she gears up to take on her first equity investment after a year of COVID pivots. Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon MusicAudible, or Stitcher.

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As an Introvert, How do I Promote My New Business with Confidence?

In this episode, Karen Cahn coaches Next Chapter Concierge Founder Debbie Sokobin on how to promote and grow her new business like a boss. Tune in to listen to Debbie learn to understand her worth when providing a service that adds value to the world. Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon MusicAudible, or Stitcher.

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How Do I Find The Right Co-founder For My Business?

So, you think you’re ready to take on a co-founder? In this episode, Dr. Karen Wilson learns how to decide which type of co-founder will best propel her business forward, where to look for co-founders, and shares her journey of finding co-founders with IFundWomen. Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon MusicAudible, or Stitcher.

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Am I Ready to Raise Venture Capital?

Is your business solving a massive problem? Have you achieved product-market fit and know how to scale? Then you may be ready to raise venture capital! Lauren Beasley, Founder of MOVE Inclusive Dance, learns what the best first steps are to raising VC. Listen to this episode now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon MusicAudible, or Stitcher.

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Getting on the Shelves of Big Box Stores Like Target

Shocker: it’s not always a linear path. Join Kalilah and Karen Cahn as they coach entrepreneur Lindsey Murphy, Host of The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey, on how to get that elusive, national distribution for her new product. Listen to this episode now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon MusicAudible, or Stitcher.

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