⏰ Time Critical Grant and Business Growth Opportunities for Female Founders and Entrepreneurs
RICH + RIOT Issue №2 All The Resources You Need To Support Your Business and Grow your Community.
Here is what to expect is in this week’s newsletter
- Funding Information- “The Usual” + Time Critical SBA Grant Applications and an App To Help Find Angel Investors.
- Job Opportunities
- Accelerator Applications
- A list of events to help your business start 2021 with a bang!
- Women Winning Stories
- Tarot Cards for this week in Business (because, why not?)
- Currently Consuming: Books, Podcast, Shows you must watch
👋🏾 From the Founder (Kamilah)
We are in it to win it now! I get so excited organizing these newsletters every week. Thank you to everyone that shared and subscribed to the first one. That was the best launch I ever had, and it was so inspiring to see the way my community showed up. After sharing my resources with so many of you individually, I finally put everything together in one place for everyone to access and connect with each other! Don’t forget that this weekly newsletter will only be free one more month, and if you are not a subscriber by February 1 2021, you will miss out on everything. Subscribe now to get access to a lifetime Founding Member discount!
🤑 Let’s put the FUN back in FUNding.
- ➤ Apply Now! $500 million California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Applications for Round 1 will open beginning on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020, and close end of the day on Friday, January 8th, 2021.
- Gusto and IFundWomen have teamed up to put capital into the hands of early-stage women-led businesses that will help them level up in 2021
- Jane Walker has teamed up with IFundWomen, together with a network of powerful icons, to support 15 groundbreaking women-owned businesses across Entertainment & Film, Music, Sports, Journalism, and Hospitality on their journey towards a monumental first. Each recipient will receive a $10K grant plus a one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership.
- Black Founder Startup Grant SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky Lux, Bluemercury, twelve NYC, and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs.
- Sky’s the Limit Startup Grant. A vote-powered platform that grants startups up to $2,500 every month
- USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG) Program. Grants to finance the development of small and emerging businesses in rural areas
💸 Angel Investors
💼 Jobs Opportunities
- Bloom&Wild is looking for a Head of Brand to help shape their brand storytelling and deliver outstanding content and experiences that set them apart. Apply here.
- Geneva, A new group messaging app is looking for a Content + Community Manager to join their team.
- Manifest House is looking for womxn with a passion for wellness to fill the following roles: (All roles are volunteer, remote and part-time 5–7 hours a week)
- 1.) Community Manager
2.) Marketing Manager
3.) Social Media Manager
- Jur is a decentralized arbitration platform that opens up access to justice and is hiring a Chief Product Officer in San Francisco.
- Now Hiring: Social and Communications Contractor at Chicago Ventures
- EnrichHER Accelerator + Portfolio Match Program is a five-week, virtual accelerator to help fund women-led or Black-owned businesses.
- Acceleprise San Francisco is a SaaS focused accelerator based in San Francisco and backed by leading operators from companies like Box, Salesforce, and Cisco. Applications are now open.
- Agora Partnerships strives to accelerate the shift to a more sustainable, equitable, and abundant world that supports entrepreneurs intentionally working to create social impact.
- Amplify LA takes a flexible approach to acceleration. Apply today or learn about their back technology ventures.
Knowledge is power, and there ain’t no knowledge like a good book. Every self-starter has a story filled with confusion, tears, awakenings, and innovation. Some speak to our technical brain, while others move us in our hearts. No matter where you find value, these solid books will give you something to bring to your business approach.
Join Rich and Riot’s membership site for access to more resources like this article. Be a part of a community of female entrepreneurs who are making waves and supporting one another while they do it. As a member of Rich and Riot you will recieve:
- Weekly Resources and opportunities emailed directly to your inbox
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- Free tickets to networking events (when outside opens up again)
- Free candle or t-shirt mailed directly to you :)
👩🏻🏫Mentorship / Fellowships
- Echoing Green’s Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship will provide more than $4.6 million in unrestricted seed-stage funding and strategic foundational support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change.
- On Deck Chief of Staff Fellowship | Apply for the first cohort starting in early March 2021
🏆 Women Winning
(🎶All I do is WIN WIN WIN no matter what🎶)
- January 7, 2021 -Startup Problem Solving with Live Mastermind
- January 6, 2021- Women Mean Business: Fresh Start 2021
- January 15–16, 2021- SOCIAL PROOF SUCCESS LIVE — Social media Conference
🛠 Tech Tools-My absolute favorite thing!
- Cuckoo is a productivity timer for remote teams. I use this all the time in virtual meetings.
- Clean & Beautiful Line Breaks for IG Captions! Such a simple tech tool but totally worth it.
- Make my Persona helps you make your ideal customer base persona based on market research and your customer data in a few easy clicks.
📌Bulletin Board / 📰Classifieds
Have a job only a fellow #girlboss can do? Post opportunities and ads directly to our Rich and Riot community through our classifieds section.
Currently Consuming Content
📺Watching — Fleabag- Binged the first season in one night after 10:00 pm.
💻Clicking — A Twitter thread about black women leaving Pinterest (If you are a black woman in tech, this is a must-read) ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Yall know I am with the WOO WOO! Let’s pull a card for the week and get inspired.
Artist. Manifestation. Creative accountability.You’re the artist of your life. And your life is a canvas. Take responsibility for your ability to create. Earth is known as a planet of manifestation. Your present moment is based on your past thoughts and beliefs. Your current thoughts determine your future. What kind of life do you want to create for the future? What are you being called to create?
Reconnect with your manifesting power and align your thoughts, feelings, and actions with the vibration that matches them. It’s never too late to start, and no experience is required. All you need is an open heart and mind and consistent daily action.
If you’re not sure what you’d like to create, start instead with a feeling of deep gratitude for all that’s good in your life right now. State out loud what you’re most thankful for. Look for the good in your life, and one thing will be certain: you’ll find yourself attracting more and more good experiences in your world.
This card is inviting you to see your entire life as a canvas, and the picture is completely up to you. Color it with your thoughts and feelings. Create the life that you most long to live. You may also be called to be more creative in your everyday life. What have you been called to create? How can you express yourself more creatively?