From Plum Alley HQ – Feb. 28, 2014
By Jane Applegate
February 28, 2014
It’s been another super productive week at Plum Alley HQ.
About a dozen Plum Alley project creators and CEO’s joined us for the first Plum Alley Business Owner’s Check Up event. The Check Up, written by Jane Applegate, our entrepreneur-in-residence and director of strategic partnerships, is an exclusive workbook designed to help business owners take the pulse of their business.
We also engaged in a lively conversation about common challenges faced by women who own fast-growing businesses.
PA is giving away 10 free copies of the Check Up (retail value $29.95), so click here to win a copy.
Plum Alley’s Joan Costello and Carol Pak Participate in Fund Your Fashion Business With Startup Fashion.
Nicole Giordano, founder of Startup FASHION, http://www.startupfashion.com invited Plum Alley’s Joan Costello and Carol Pak to participate in a crowd funding panel on Feb. 24 in NYC. They met with emerging and independent designers who are looking for unique and alternative ways to fund their businesses.
Plum Alley CEO and founder, Deborah Jackson, joined SWSI (Smart Women, Smart Ideas) www.swsimedia.com co-founder Heidi Lehmann, for a panel on crowd funding hosted by the Accessories Council in NYC.
Last year, SWSI raised $25,000 on through Plum Alley Fund to launch a new business reality show similar to “Shark Tank.” The panelists discussed the benefits of crowd funding and Plum Alley’s unique approach to serving women innovators and project creators.
On Sat., March 8, CEO Deborah Jackson and Jane Applegate will be speaking about crowd funding in Santa Barbara, California at a major event marking International Women’s Day. The theme: Tech, Talk and Trade. There’s still time to register if you will be out West: http://womensfestivals.org/program/
Plum Alley Creative Director Tina Gong is attending the Wright Collective’s “Website Enhancement Workshop for Small Business Owners” on March 4 in NYC.
The session is designed to provide the tools and framework to make the internet work for your business and help you develop digital skills. If you sign up, be sure to introduce yourself to Tina.
Date: March 4th, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: WeCreateNYC, a loft in Union Square