Workshop Wednesday: Money Matters was one for the books! The event kicked off with a welcome message from the co-founder and Vice-President of the Entrepreneur Resource Center, Brian K. Wyatt, Jr. Much recognition was given to the event sponsor, Darryl Jones, who serves as the Deputy Director of the Tallahassee-Leon County OEV Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprise Program; who is also running for Leon County School Board District 3.
Sherwood Brown from FAMU Federal Credit Union was the first speaker and shared informative guidelines to applying for and receiving loans. Brown spoke on the potential to open new doors of economic opportunity for African American business owners through federal funding. Our next speaker Jackie Calloway, founder of Credit RX, peaked the audience’s’ interest with tips on how to raise their credit scores, get out of debt, and receiving financial freedom! Questions were asked ranging from “How do I create credit?” to “What’s the fastest way to build my credit?” After the powerful credit score awareness and advice, a brief intermission occured in which the attendees enjoys catering from Subway, light refreshments, and candid pictures.
Sheryl O. Robinson is former Miss Universe Virgin Islands, and international keynote speaker, model, and mogul! Mrs. Robinson spoke to the audience about having a “money mindset” and shares her keys to success for her many six-figures businesses. You did not want to miss the intimate details of Mrs. Robinson’s unveil of the successful woman and serial entrepreneur she is today. Last, but most certainly not least, was speaker Alexa Cordone. She is currently the Membership & Events Manager for the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE). Attendees received the confidence they need that no business (or idea) is too small to receive a grant-that’s free money! INIE is hosting a grant writing boot camp which is tailored to encompass the in’s and out’s of grant writing and equip you with the skills and tools necessary to successfully attract funding for your organization.
Participants left the Tallahassee Center for Innovation feeling inspired and motivated to take the next steps in funding their entrepreneurial journey. The notes taken and knowledge gained at Workshop Wednesday: Money Matters will forever be embedded in the mindset of the participants and the networks that were created are unparalleled. You don’t want to miss the next Workshop Wednesday, subscribe to stay in the loop with upcoming events that will connect you to community leaders, business tools, resources and strategies that will foster your entrepreneurial success.