Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Sassy Strategist: Build a Profitable Business and a Lifestyle You Love

The Sassy Strategist Podcast brings you the "how-to's" of building your business so that you can achieve high profits, long-term success, and a fulfilling life. If you're a solopreneur or small business owner and offer creative, professional, or consumer services, this podcast is for you.

Host, Kim Dawson shares insight and effective strategies to help you build a profitable business that brings you joy, purpose, and the lifestyle you desire. Kim also interviews subject matter experts to share their experience and expertise on a variety of small business topics.

About the Host: Kim Dawson is a Business Strategist, Author, Speaker, and Entrepreneur specializing in helping solopreneurs and small business owners enjoy financial freedom and a fulfilling, well-balanced life. Kim strives to help you create financial security from your business, along with more free time, more joy, and less stress. Her specialty areas include revenue generation, profit strategy, pricing, scaling, business development & growth. Kim is the author of "Passion To Profits: Your Guide To Building A Successful Business You Love."

For more information, visit

Feb 23, 2016

In this episode, Shaheen Kanda, the CEO and Co-Founder of Syndicated Loan Direct, discusses the following:

* How she is solving problems in the Financial Industry through Technology

* What syndicated loans are, and how they are a part of a multi-trillion dollar industry

* The process of hiring and building a team

* Developing a revenue model

* Developing a prototype with little money

* Choosing an Accelerator program that is right for you, and how to apply

* Raising capital

* The power of networking, and surrounding yourself with highly intelligent people

Prior to starting Syndicated Loan Direct, Shaheen worked for Credit Suisse and Citigroup for 8 years in Leveraged Loan origination, negotiating transactions with group banks, PE firms and leading law firms. Shaheen completed her M.S. at M.I.T, her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, and an MBA from Mumbai University, India.

Syndicated Loan Direct is a FinTech company that offers solutions to searching and analyzing syndicated loan deals for finance, banking, and legal professionals. Syndicated Loan Direct is a part of Barclays Techstars NYC Accelerator 2015 program. 

For more information, please visit