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Financial Fortitude: Show me the Money

Sat 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics

Join us for Financial Fortitude: Show Me the Money


  • 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM - Light Breakfast & Networking
  • 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM - How to Bootstrap & Access to Funding for Your Business
  • 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM - Networking
  • 10:45 AM to Noon - The Power of You as Brand & Business Owner

How to Bootstrap & Access Funding for Your Business

The term "pulling one's self up by their bootstraps" dates back to the 19th century but remains an ever-present part of entrepreneurship. While it is every entrepreneur's dream to access unlimited start-up capital, the reality is that cash is hard to come by. This session will cover ways to get to the money through self-funding on your way to investors, loans, and grants.

Renae Simon is the Principal Marketing Consultant & Seminar Instructor at Step-by-Step Businessolutions. She has over 19-years of experience in business consulting, marketing, advertising, facilities management, special events management, and sales.

She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She recently completed a dual degree program securing a MBA from the University of NC at Wilmington and a Master of Science in International Business Development & Consulting from Novancia School of Business in Paris, France. Renae is very proud to be a Certified Facilitator of the REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship Action Learning) Entrepreneurship Curriculum.

The Power of You as Brand & Business Owner

How can I build a strong personal brand to support my business? Learn how to identify how you are being seen, how to take control of that message, and build a strong brand that reflects you. As a woman in leadership, we must always be thinking about our brand- with what we say, what we do, and how we talk about ourselves. This session is for you if you need to:

  • Grow your presence online, in the community, and on social media
  • Earn the trust of your team, prospective clients, and network
  • Define how you want to be known and promote what you do

About Amie Amie is CEO of Creative Allies, a black-owned marketing firm in Raleigh, NC. She believes that while design & strategy are incredibly important to marketing, the key isn’t creating beautiful graphics or coming up with a perfect slogan…the key is YOU. We all have a story, a mountain we've climbed, and lessons we've learned along the way. Amie is passionate about connecting with small business owners and entrepreneurs, particularly women and minorities, and helping them flourish. She loves talking about everything from the journey of a business owner to sales tips for introverts and non-sales people.

Co-Sponsor(s): Raleigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 919-335-1019


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