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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."

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Mar 30, 2016

Tamra Johnson is a Partner and Cofounder of 79 Studios, building a platform for seed stage investing, advising, and partnership for inspirational female entrepreneurs. In this episode of the Sassy Strategist, Tamra discusses:

  • The typical paths to getting funding
  • When to seek funding
  • What you need to do to prepare to apply for funding
  • How changes in technology make it easier for you to launch your business
  • Why currently only 7% of venture capital dollars go to women-owned businesses, despite the fact that studies show these businesses perform better than male-owned businesses.

Tamra is passionate about increasing opportunities for experienced professional women to remain engaged while having families, as well as increasing the number of women putting capital to work in support of other female entrepreneurs.

Tamra has a MBA from UCLA Anderson, a MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford, and a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. She’s served in many roles with the MIT Alumni Association, and is currently on the Alumni Association Selection Committee.

She grew up outside of San Antonio, TX, and now lives in Venice, CA with her husband and son.