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Elaine Truesdale
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Jan 18, 2023
In General
Share tips and resources for getting and succeeding in film and television.
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Elaine Truesdale
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Advisor
Jan 09, 2023
In General
International Beauty Show — New York March 5–7, 2023 https://www.ibsnewyork.com/ International Esthetics, Cosmetic & Spa Conference (IECSC) New York, March 5–7, 2023 https://www.iecsc.com/ BRONNER BROS. INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SHOW NEW ORLEANS, APRIL 1-3, 2023! https://bronnerbros.com/ Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Health and Beauty ATLANTA, APRIL 22-23, 2023! https://naturalhairshow.org/ Premiere Orlando Orlando, June 3–5, 2023 https://premiereorlandoshow.biz/ Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas, July 11–13, 2023 https://cosmoprofnorthamerica.com/
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Elaine Truesdale
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Advisor
Dec 16, 2022
In General
Stay current and share your thoughts about this case and related cases.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Nov 17, 2022
In Grants & Funding
Fulton County Announces Funding Opportunities for the 2023 Contracts for Services (CFS) Arts Funding Cycle The application deadline is Wednesday, December 21, 2022. ATLANTA – The Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture is pleased to announce funding opportunities for the 2023 Contracts for Services (CFS) funding cycle. Funding awards ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 are available for Fulton County based artists, non-profit arts, organizations, non-profit cultural institutions, colleges and universities, schools, municipalities, and community based non-profit organizations in the form of essential project support. Each year, Fulton County invests in the arts community to ensure that Fulton County residents enjoy a wide array of art experiences. “The goal is to increase access to cultural enrichment for our residents and provide resources for artists to thrive in a challenging economy,” said Arts & Culture Director David Manuel. “Our program mission is to not only provide accessibility for all County residents, but to also search for opportunities to expand cultural opportunities throughout Fulton County.” The Contracts for Services (CFS) Program provides unrestricted general operating and project support to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, arts & culture organizations, cultural institutions, colleges, and universities, as well as units of government that produce or present ongoing arts programming for the general public. Award recipients present programs that reflect the cultural diversity of the County, captures the imagination of adults, families, and youth, invigorates neighborhood growth, and supports economic development. The Fulton County CFS team will conduct virtual webinars to review the application process. Webinars are free and open to Fulton County-based organizations and artists and advanced registration is required. First-time applicants and previous applicants who were not awarded in the 2022 cycle are strongly encouraged to attend an application workshop or consult with a CFS staff member prior to submitting an application. Webinar participation and recorded presentations will be available on the Fulton County Arts & Culture website at www.fultonarts.org. All application components are due Wednesday, December 21, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. Applications must be completed and submitted through the WebGrants system: http://fulton.dullestech.net. Deadlines for completed applications and final reports will be strictly enforced. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the program guidelines at www.fultonarts.org and contact CFS staff to verify eligibility. Staff members are available to assist organizations throughout the application process. For more information, including workshop details and registration, please visit www.fultonarts.org or call 404-612-5780. For more Fulton County news, sign up for the weekly e-newsletter #OneFulton at https://goo.gl/Nb1L84. You can also visit Fulton County’s website at www.fultoncountyga.gov or connect with Fulton County government on Twitter at @FultonInfo or Facebook at @fultoninfo.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Nov 15, 2022
In Grants & Funding
Keep it Local Business Fund Microgrants for Small Businesses Apply Now Applications open at 9AM EST on November 14, 2022, and close at 6PM EST on December 16, 2022 What will you get? One-time $5,000 grant to support your small business Public recognition for your contributions to your community Participation in 1-2 events with your fellow winners to share your successes and lessons learned Advertising credits to promote your local business on the Nextdoor Platform Access to training on how to thrive as a small business, including Nextdoor’s Recession Playbook What is expected of you? Use of your story in select marketing and promotional materials Reporting on your success after three months, six months, and one year Participation in at least one virtual or in-person event hosted by the Nextdoor Kind Foundation Timing Applications open November 14, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST and end December 16, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST. Criteria for Selection Entries will be reviewed by Sponsors and/or their designated agencies (“Panel”) based on the following criteria (“Grant Recipient Review Criteria”): Clarity and feasibility of plan for funds (30%); Clarity and feasibility of plan for growth (30%); Demonstrated commitment of entrant to their community (40%). Eligibility To be eligible to enter a business in the Program, you (“Officer”) must be all of the following as of the first day of the Program Period (defined below): Be majority (51%) owned and/or operated by a person of color(s); A legal resident of one of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, excluding US Territories. Eighteen (18) years of age or older (19 in AL and NE). To be eligible to participate in the program, the business (“Entrant”) must meet all of the following criteria as of the first day of the Program Period: Be a for-profit business; Have less than $1M in 2021 gross annual revenue; Have between 1 – 25 employees (including part-time and contract staff) Have a commitment to community; AND Have a clear plan for how the funds would help achieve a business goal. How to submit your application This groundbreaking program is made possible through our partnership with the NAACP and Hello Alice. Hello Alice is a free platform that supports small business owners to learn and grow. Simply click the “apply now” to create a Hello Alice profile and access the application.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Oct 24, 2022
In Grants & Funding
"BECAUSE WE ARE THE ENTREPRENEURS OF THE FUTURE. For decades, Black women have been a driving force within popular culture. We understand what our community needs, and we've created successful businesses across every industry in response. We've taken scraps, and with a little bit of creativity and unshakeable grit, we've now emerged as the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States. Despite our success, Black women are not reaping the financial benefits. We're earning less, and we are consistently overlooked by investors and other funding resources. The Well Work Foundation is closing that wealth gap through our grant programs. Black women sustain our culture; now it's time to use our resources to sustain Black women. Join us on our mission to fund and support 100 Black women founders by 2030."
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Oct 24, 2022
In Grants & Funding
A Grant-Making Initiative to provide immediate financial assistance and long-term support for America’s Black-Owned Small Businesses. Small businesses across America are struggling to keep their dreams alive, and Black-owned small businesses have been hit especially hard. Black business owners are more likely to report difficulty obtaining loans, express fears about permanently closing, and predict declining revenues in the coming year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coalition to Back Black Businesses is a collective effort to drive meaningful change within the Black business community by delivering much-needed short-term relief and supporting the long-term success of Black-owned small businesses and the communities they serve.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Aug 02, 2022
In Grants & Funding
https://www.gofundshop.com/ About Fundshop We want you to get the funding your business needs. With minimal paperwork required, we can ensure you a stress-free process that starts right here. Not only will you be given the loan your company deserves up front, but our highly trained representatives will also map out a game plan that better suits your long-term needs as well! Fundshop is here to execute your needs accordingly. We strive to offer the lowest rates commercially available outside of the banks along with flexible payment options to help your business grow. Unlike some other companies out there, we accept all industries and no collateral required! We do not monitor the money, and you can use it as you see fit for your business.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Jul 29, 2022
In Grants & Funding
Friday, August 26, 2022 | 1PM-6PM EST + Happy Hour Fearless Fund will be investing into 10 WOC businesses in the CPG (Consumer Package Goods) and Tech industries during the VC Summit pitch day. We invite you to apply for your business to be considered. Pitchers will be invited to pitch in person in front of VC investors, angel investors, corporate partners, media and more. You can apply to pitch and/or attend the event. All applications will close by July 22, 2022. https://www.f6s.com/fearlessfund-pitchcomp/apply
$1,000,000.000 WOC DEMO DAY content media
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Jul 29, 2022
In Grants & Funding
https://www.fearless.fund/vcsummit $1,000,000.000 WOC DEMO DAY Friday, August 26, 2022 | 1PM-6PM EST + Happy Hour Fearless Fund will be investing into 10 WOC businesses in the CPG (Consumer Package Goods) and Tech industries during the VC Summit pitch day. We invite you to apply for your business to be considered. Pitchers will be invited to pitch in person in front of VC investors, angel investors, corporate partners, media and more. You can apply to pitch and/or attend the event. All applications will close by July 22, 2022. https://www.f6s.com/fearlessfund-pitchcomp/apply
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Jul 05, 2022
In General
See the comments below for book recommendations.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Jun 14, 2022
In Grants & Funding
The Men's Grants applications have been extended to Father's Day, June 19th, 2022!
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Jun 14, 2022
In Grants & Funding
The Antares REACH Grant Program will provide $20,000 grants to small businesses, emphasizing businesses preparing for their next stage of growth; operated by historically underrepresented entrepreneurs; and providing important community services.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Jun 06, 2022
In Grants & Funding
The Antares REACH Grant Program will provide $20,000 grants to small businesses, with an emphasis on businesses preparing for their next stage of growth; operated by historically underrepresented entrepreneurs; and providing important community services. To be eligible, a business must: Be a for-profit business that is majority (51%) owned and/or operated by individuals who identify as New Majority (Women, People of Color, Military-affiliated, Persons with Disabilities, or LGBTQ+) Have less than $5 million USD in annual revenue Have a demonstrated need for support Have a strong plan for moving forward Grant recipients will be eligible to receive an additional $5,000 unrestricted grant after completion of a post-grant report.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
May 19, 2022
In Grants & Funding
Ingredients for Success is a grant and mentorship program awarding a total of $150,000 to three entrepreneurs ($50,000 each). Famous Amos launched this initiative in honor of the brand’s founder Wally Amos to create pathways for Black business owners to thrive.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Apr 11, 2022
In Grants & Funding
https://progress.aofund.org/ Take your business to new heights with an investment from American Express Accion Opportunity Fund 1 can offer more small businesses access to loans 2. In addition, American Express is providing valuable resources for your business to continue to succeed.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Mar 26, 2022
In Grants & Funding
The annual Black Ambition Prize competition has returned. Together, we are building a world where Black and Latinx founders can excel uninterrupted. https://blackambitionprize.com/
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Mar 18, 2022
In Grants & Funding
Serena Williams’s early-stage venture capital firm, Serena Ventures, has raised an inaugural fund of $111 million that will invest in founders with diverse points of view, she told the DealBook newsletter. The investment firm led by the tennis star is already an active angel investor with a portfolio of 60 companies that includes SendWave, MasterClass and Daily Harvest.
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Mar 11, 2022
In Grants & Funding
Underrepresented Founders In Need of Funding Built For Launch is committed to helping close the funding gap for underrepresented- owned businesses, and we would like to create a running list of businesses that are in need of capital and how much. Tiffany Johnson opened up the 'need for funding' list to ALL Underrepresented Founders. If you are aware of an Underrepresented Founder in need of funding/access to capital, please share this form with them or your network. A number of investors have contacted me to support them, and I'd like to ensure they are a part of my list. Tiffany Johnson Creator, Amazon's Black Business Accelerator | Head of Underrepresented Founder Startups, AWS Activate | Entrepreneur & Investor | Non-Profit Board Member
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Elaine Truesdale
Advisor
Advisor
Feb 07, 2022
In Grants & Funding
EnrichHER connects companies led by women and founders of color to the capital, coaching, and community they need to take their businesses to new heights. Looking for business funding? Complete our simple, stress-free, and secure application today. APPLY NOW ($37 APPLICATION FEE)
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