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Women’s Entrepreneurship Day: Planning to Win

Live from Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Atlanta, Bonnie Suther, CFP CEPA with UBS shares expertise on how entrepreneurs should be planning, not only for building wealth, but how to prepare financially for the sell of their companies. 

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day: Stories of a Successful Exit

Live from the 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Atlanta, Bea Wray gives her talk on what a successful exit looks like. Bea is not only a successful entrepreneur, she has run non-profits that train and develop entrepreneurs. 

The 2X CEO: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day: Entrepreneurship Equals the Mastery of Failure

Live from the 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Atlanta Conference held at the UPS Global Headquarters, 14 women hit the stage to share their stories of success with a crowd of fellow female entrepreneurs. This talk was given by Jamine Moton, CEO of Skylar Security.

The State of Women Entrepreneurs

Bernie Dixon answers questions from women entrepreneurs in a relaxed setting. Listen in to see what everyday women who are starting businesses have questions about and get to know Bernie Dixon a little more. 

The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship: Expert Interviews

Bernie Dixon, founder and Chairman of Launchpad2X and Host of The 2X CEO gives her perspective on where women really stand in the nation’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

 

CEO Mindset: Challenges of Being a Woman Entrepreneur

Clothing designer and boutique owner, Abbey Glass gives her perspective on the state of women’s entrepreneurship and what the current climate is like for millennial women entrepreneurs. 

CEO Mindset: Challenges of Being a Woman Entrepreneur

Clothing designer and boutique owner, Abbey Glass gives her perspective on the state of women’s entrepreneurship and what the current climate is like for millennial women entrepreneurs. 

Ask Bernie: w/Kamiko Lawrence of Atlanta

As a woman entrepreneur, you’re not just growing your business: you’re growing as a leader, too. Going from a startup founder to the CEO of an established business is an amazing journey filled with new and challenging territory. Let host Bernie Dixon, founder of Launchpad2X, Atlanta’s successful non-profit accelerator for women entrepreneurs, point the way.

Business is Built on Relationships

As a woman entrepreneur, you’re not just growing your business: you’re growing as a leader, too. Going from a startup founder to the CEO of an established business is an amazing journey filled with new and challenging territory. Let host Bernie Dixon, founder of Launchpad2X, Atlanta’s successful non-profit accelerator for women entrepreneurs, point the way.

Negotiations: How one entrepreneur decided to never say no

Jamine Moton is a former police officer who started a non-traditional security company. She takes a different approach to everything, including negotiations. In the five years she’s run her company, she’s never said no to a request for service. She shares the keys to her approach to negotiating new business. 

How to find a female executive to mentor you

Stefanie Jewett is a former CNN producer who started Activvely, a company that helps people find fitness buddies. She asks Bernie Dixon how to find a mentor who has experience growing a company to coach her through the early stage of her business. 

Negotiations: What to know before you make a deal

Bernie interviews Marguerite Pressley Davis, a successful entrepreneur who now offers financial coaching to other women entrepreneurs.

Negotiations: What to know before you make a deal

Bernie interviews Marguerite Pressley Davis, a successful entrepreneur who now offers financial coaching to other women entrepreneurs.

Fund your business: How Farah Allen of The Labz raised a seed round

Farah Allen, CEO of The Labz, a company that provides music rights management and protection, was mentioned on Forbes.com as the founder of the “blockchain venture that could help find the whopping $2.5 billion that eludes the music industry.”

Fund your business: What are investors looking for?

If you plan to seek an investor to help fund your business, you’ll want to understand what they’re looking for, how to approach them, and how to do your own due diligence to find a good fit.

Fund your business: A banker & investor talk about options

Perhaps the most daunting part of being an entrepreneur is funding your business. Do you bootstrap? Find an investor? Take out a loan? There are new investment firms and new alternatives to help you. Kim Seals from The JumpFund talks about their mission to support women in the Southeast.

Investor conferences: An entrepreneur’s takeaway

Mary-Cathryn Kolb is the CEO of brrr°, a company that produces cooling fabrics. Presenting at Venture Atlanta, an investor-entrepreneur conference, was a goal of hers. She not only made a stellar presentation, she also made valuable contacts.

Investor Conferences: How to approach investors

In this “Ask Bernie” segment, host Bernie Dixon speaks from her experience as an angel investor and venture capital investor. She talks about where entrepreneurs can find investors, how to start off and build relationships, and questions to ask to help you find a good fit for you and your company.

Investor conferences: Make the most of attending a conference

Conferences that bring entrepreneurs and investors together are great opportunities for networking, visibility, and doing research. You don’t have to present on stage to make valuable connections to help your business.

Resources for entrepreneurs: How to do your own media relations

While your company is a startup, you may find yourself doing media relations for your business. It’s important to know what interests editors, how to contact them, and how to build a good relationship. Holly Beilin is the editor-in-chief of Hypepotamus, a online news magazine about the entrepreneurial scene in the Southeast.

Resources for entrepreneurs: InvestAtlanta’s support for small businesses

Noelle London leads the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Sector of InvestAtlanta, the city’s economic development agency. In this episode, she talks about her experiences working for an incubator and some of the resources the city offers to entrepreneurs through InvestAtlanta. 

Resources for entrepreneurs: How the Metro Atlanta Chamber supports startups

Hala Moddelmog is one of Atlanta’s most powerful business execs. She served as president of Church’s Chicken, Arby’s, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Now, as president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, she’s working to create opportunities for businesses of all size.

Character: Embracing your authentic leadership style

Kara Smith Brown is the CEO of Smith Brown Marketing, an agency she started in 2016. Two years later, her company broke a million dollars in revenue. Kara came from the corporate world, where she faced a lot of pressure to conform her style to someone else’s expectations.

Character: Why confidence is so important for women entrepreneurs

Bernie Dixon explains why confidence is so important for women entrepreneurs, and why she started Launchpad2X. 

Character: What a VC fund manager looks for in an investable company

Chenxi Wang is the managing partner of Rain Capital, a early-stage venture capital fund in California that specializes in AI and cybersecurity. Chenxi is one of a handful of women who run venture funds. She shares what she looks for in investable startup companies and entrepreneurs, and how her own character influences how she does business.

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