The Case for the 60+ Female Founder

December 21, 2018 by  
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The Case for the 60+ Female Founder
By Dr. Letitia Wright

When you think about startups or new companies that get funded millions of dollars you might be thinking of the founders as only one category. I have used this shorthand to describe them, and many of my female colleagues know precisely who I am talking about. We think pale, male and just old enough to drink ale. But studies show that founders over 40 are doing the heavy lifting. They are starting successful companies at higher numbers. Why? Because they are more experienced in both business and life in general. They have connections, support and that creates more opportunities.

But I want to address a section of the female founder that I think is being ignored. And make a declaration that I am looking at you. The Female Founder who is 50, 60 or 70 years old. Why bother starting a business at that age? Here is why you would or would not:
Do it: If you spent your life working a job that was good but always had a desire for your own business and knew exactly what you wanted it to be. Because of obligations, you did not pursue your own business. Now your circumstances are different. You are not taking care of an entire household, perhaps it just you or you and your significant other. Now it’s time to set aside other people’s priorities and go for yours.

Funding an experienced person is a better bet for any investor. A mature person who partners with a younger tech-savvy person has an incredible edge. If you’re a female founder over 60, it might not be time to throw in the towel. Here’s why:

Don’t do it if: Your adult family still lives with you or family members expect you to pay bills or rescue them financially when times are tough. When it’s time to choose as to how to spend your money, you will not invest in your business, you will always choose your family, and your business will suffer.

Do it if: You have a high desire to contribute to the world and make changes. That does not go away just because you are older. Other friends might be slowing down and retiring, but if you’re not, then you need to do something good with your energy.

Don’t do it if: You have no desire to do anything but retire, stay home and relax. You have done what you wanted to do, and now you want, and you don’t want to be bothered.

Do it if: You have a solution or invention that you feel will make a difference, even if you don’t feel tech savvy.

Don’t do it if: You hate the fact that kids today have cell phones and internet and it drives you crazy.

Do it if: You’re open to having a friendship- not mentorship but friendship with someone who is 20 or 30 so that you can learn from them what’s happening right now.

Do it if: You have a curious mind and are open to partnering with someone in a new business.

Don’t do it if: You don’t like 20 or 30-year-olds, think they are stupid, entitled, stinking millennials ( they’re not)

Do it if: You are open to learning more and are ok with not being the smartest person in the room.

If you’re ready to talk about your next business adventure, a special Sky day VIP day with me might be in order,

Let’s talk https://wrightplacetv.as.me/SkyDay

Wright Girls Teaches Investing

November 7, 2018 by  
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I’ve been teaching people how to fund, grow and expand their business using crowdfunding techniques for the past 6 years. In the past three

I added information about investing using crowdfunding  and other “new” techniques. While I am not a fan of fads. I do want people who have

traditionally been kept away from investing to understand that they can learn to invest. No longer do you have to be an millionaire to invest.

You can begin investing with as little as $100. You can begin to put your money to work. We want our money to work because it can work 24 hours day.

 

Not everyone is made to be a business owner but everyone can learn to invest their money. If you are not “numbers” person, remember to that you are investing in

companies and people. You’ll want to focus on what they are doing in the world, and if they are profitable.

If you are a numbers person, you’ll have plenty of things you can participate in to grow your investment egg.

 

While it’s called Wright Girls, it’s open to anyone of any age who wants to learn. In fact, I look forward to the first guy who joins!

It will be open soon with our first class. How will you feel when you learn how to invest and change your future? When you really

understand how things work and how YOU can work them? Financial confidence will make you powerful.

 

Maybe you can’t change everything, but you can handle YOUR change!

If you have between $500 and $10,000 set aside to invest and want to learn about

the different ways you can invest it before you put your into anything, then this educational site

is for you. Sign up to  learn more and get the first alert of when class is open.

http://www.wrightgirls.org

 

 

Whirlpool Convection Over-the-Range Microwave For the Holidays

October 26, 2018 by  
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Whirlpool Convection Over-the-Range Microwave For the Holidays

If you are hosting family and friends for the holidays it might be time for a new oven. With the great updates this Whirlpool Convection over the  range Microwave has, it will be totally worth it. It’s easier than ever to use. You don’t have to worry about figuring out the correct temps for food. You’ll get the correct setting every time. Here’s how it works:

Scan a frozen food barcode with your smartphone or tablet and send recommended or customized cooking instructions straight to your microwave for dinner done the way your family wants it.

From customized recipes to a customized experience, the touchscreen on the Smart Microwave learns, adapts and suggests customized presets based on your family’s routines. The dynamic system tracks preferences to learn family favorites – from what families cook, when they cook and how they cook.

I don’t know about you but I’m trying to have more relaxing days with my family. Whirlpool® smart home appliances are purposely designed for the way you live. Features like Control from anywhere connect you when you need it, wherever you are. Our appliances keep up with you, so you can keep up with the ones you love.   Enjoy mealtime flexibility and control your appliances from any room in your home, managing mealtime with the click of a button to make holiday cooking and entertaining smarter, and easier. Whether using the touchscreen or controlling your range or microwave from your phone, Whirlpool’s connected appliances help keep mealtime hassle-free on your busiest days.

I do have to tell you that  WiFi & App are Required. And features subject to change. Details and privacy info at whirlpool.com/connect.

Also,, the appliances must be set to Remote Enable.
You can save up to $400 on select Whirlpool kitchen packages. Valid 9/27 – 10/30

http://bby.me/rn6tu      @BestBuy, @WhirlpoolUSA, #ad

 

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