Course Title: Show me the Money – Crowdfunding and other creative ways to get money for Small Business Owners
Developed by: Martin Brossman and Dan Scala
Video about the training: https://youtu.be/iTBSf4jGbGU
Case Study of success: Interview with an Award-Winning Local Business – OMGoodness Pimento Cheese https://youtu.be/QApBeq56Pdo
Course Description: Crowdfunding is one of many new creative ways of getting funding for small businesses. This class demystifies crowdfunding and other new ways to get money for small businesses today with a lower barrier to entry. You will learn the how-to of getting money for your business and what is the right funding to explore. Developed by Social Media and Small Business Marketing expert Martin Brossman and Small Business Funding expert Dan Scala.
Learning Objectives: Understanding the different new top creative funding ideas and which one is right for you.
Course Materials: Handout and extensive online resources of links to gain more knowledge.
Who is it for: Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Inventors.
Course Length: 2 hrs
Trainers and Developers Martin Brossman and Dan Scala
Martin Brossman is a leading authority on social media and online marketing. He is a business coach, consultant and dynamic trainer known for his insight and humor. A member of the National Speakers Bureau, Martin is a popular speaker on social media topics. He teaches at North Carolina Community College Small Business Centers throughout the state.
Martin offers customized coaching and training solutions for individuals and groups integrating social media, social networking, and reputation management strategies. An advocate for professional transparency, Martin is a catalyst for achieving powerful business results with integrity. An overview is featured on his website, ProNetworkingOnline.com.
His recent books, Linking Into Sales and Social Media for Business, provide guidance and resources for accelerating professional networking and marketing; both are available at Amazon.com.
Martin’s clients have included: IBM, SAS, GlaxoSmithKline, EPA, Women’s power networking, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Professional Photographers Association of NC, Small Business Centers, Chambers of Commerce, Counties and Towns across NC…. to name a few.
Active Member of ASTD—American Association for Trainers and Developers, NSA—National Speakers Association
Recognition: 2007 Ron Hering Mission of Service Award, 2009 Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, RTP volunteer of the year 2001 by the Governor of NC & IBM Mean’s Service award, completed, Fonder of the KI Coaching: Coaching Certification Program, Founding member of UPSA of RTP, Certified & Registered Sales Professional (CRSP), Certified & Registered Sales Professional Trainer (CRSP-T)
Dan is the co-founder of the “Center for Excellence”, a learning and development center serving small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Raleigh area.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of South Carolina.
Dan spent 25 years working as an Engineering Manager in a variety of Computer companies.
Over the past 17 years, he has started up and grown several businesses and companies, including a management consulting firm, a commercial real estate development company, a business brokerage firm, 2 restaurants, a convenience store and 4 truck rental agencies.
He is a graduate of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Fast Track 1 and 2 programs and has grown 2 of his companies to over the million-dollar mark . He currently serves as a volunteer member of the speaker’s bureau with the Raleigh Chapter of SCORE .
Dan currently spends his time dedicated to helping others interested in starting up and growing new businesses.