A local entrepreneur has so far raised almost $4,000 through an international crowdfunding platform toward her goal of producing a conference for moms who are looking to create a more flexible lifestyle.
In 2010, Patty Lennon launched Mom Gets A Life, a multi-media company focused on enhancing the financial power of mothers and helping women move themselves up on their priority lists.
She has now spoken with hundreds of women and has found that the top concern that moms face is how to create income and still be the kind of moms they set out to be.
Patty feels that, for many women, entrepreneurship is the solution so she is launching the first Mom Gets a Business Conference in New York City on April 26, 2013 where she will show 200 women how to create a scalable business with low to no start-up costs based on their unique skill set.
“Small businesses create jobs and stimulate the economy. And for a mom, growing a business alongside her children creates financial security, prosperity and freedom,” says Patty, who enjoyed a successful corporate career before starting her own company.
Events like these take start-up capital and Patty feels strongly that if she were to pass on this cost through the ticket price, most women who need to attend would not be able to afford the ticket. So she launched a crowdfunding campaign through the international IndieGoGo platform on October 11th and is already more than halfway toward her goal of raising $6,244 in the first phase to cover production costs.
Indiegogo is an international crowdfunding platform where people who want to raise money can create fundraising campaigns to tell their story and get the word out.
Depending on the donation amount, supporters help fund scholarships as well as receive access to discounted conference tickets, exclusive coaching sessions with Patty and more.
For details on the campaign, conference and donor perks, please visit http://igg.me/p/230424?a=1607800.
Kate Denoyer Fitzpatrick
KKDF & Co Consulting