Dr. Letitia Wright has a huge heart for entrepreneurs. She loves their energy and the twinkle in the eyes they get when talking about their product. She’s passionate about helping them because she has personal experience seeking help for running her own business and coming up empty handed.
Wright started her career as a chiropractor, and while she loved the medical part of her job, she struggled with the business side. There weren’t enough clients and she needed a marketing strategy. The lowest point of her journey was when she went to hire a practice management company to help her troubleshoot the business issues and they told her she didn’t make enough money to be one of their clients.
She focused on learning about business herself, eventually creating a TV show in 2000 for entrepreneurs called “The Wright Place,” which offers advice, resources and growth strategies to small business owners.
“I never wanted anyone to feel the punch in the stomach that I felt,” she said.
She stopped seeing patients in 2004 to focus on growing her business career and hasn’t looked back. In the past several years she’s thrown much of her energy at becoming a go-to source for information on crowdfunding, constantly reading new information, following trends, keeping up to date on SEC best practices and growing her knowledge on what is a relatively new way to raise capital for a project.
Working with private clients as well as running her own successful crowd-funding campaigns to pay for a book and workshop has given her plenty of insight on the ins and outs of open source fundraising.
With the economy still struggling and credit being hard to come by, Wright couldn’t have picked a better time to become an expert in alternative methods of paying for an idea.
“You can crowdfund anything,” she said. “It’s fantastic.”
Wright answered questions for Mint about crowdfunding. Here’s what we learned:
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Branding with a Mobile Bar Service
Business owners around the nation have known for decades that a legitimate way to advertise their brand or market their product is by throwing a large event for potential clients and consumers to enjoy. Recently, these same business owners and large organizations have turned to mobile bar services to help things run smoother at the events that they put on, so that they are able to focus on the larger picture rather than worrying about the small, aggravating details.
Companies choose to utilize mobile bar services because, in most cases, the bar service company makes special efforts to oversee all things related to the spirits and set up of the mobile bar. This includes stock control, the delivery of the alcohol, quality control and even providing the glassware that will be used during the service. This takes a considerable amount of stress off of the company that is holding an event that has undoubtedly spent a significant amount of money to make sure that everything is up to par.
When a businesses’ reputation is on the line, and they are trying to impress prospective clients that could affect their bottom line, the last thing that the company owners need to worry about is if they have enough alcohol to provide to their guests.
A good mobile bar service company will go to extra lengths to make sure that all marketing materials can be seen by each and every guest that attends the event, and will also create customized drink menus and custom cocktails to fit the mood of the party or event that is taking place.
In the end, choosing to hire a company to set up a custom bar can pay big dividends, both for brand recognition, future income and for ease of convenience.