5 Debt and Equity Free Ways to Raise Funds To Start or Grow Your Business Today.

Don't let money be the reason you don't start or build your business...secure the bag.


Your business idea just might be the one that changes the world as we know it and becomes a multi-million dollar brand. But the reality is you don’t have thousands of dollars – yet alone millions saved up to get your biz off the ground and present it to the world. You’re willing to bootstrap it but even bootstrapping takes some cash.



But you need to get to —-> THERE.

You’ve built your business from the ground up by your bootstraps but now you’ve hit a ceiling. You’ve proved the concept, built the product, got the customers and made some money but in order to grow your business to its potential you need to expand your team, up your marketing budget and invest in new systems and technology to handle business operations at scale. That means you need an infusion of cash that your current cash flow can’t handle at the moment.





First, you have to tap into the appropriate vehicle and resources for your business and its goals.

‘Cause errthang ain’t for errbody.

Here are 5 debt and equity free vehicles to tap in to:


Posting your project on people – driven platforms like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and iFundWomen can be the sole way to raise money for your business or it can be a supplement for debt and equity investments such as loans and angel investors.

Pitch Competitions & Challenges

Corporate companies and a host of organizations are holding pitch competitions and challenges where you can win $5k to $1 million cash for presenting your business idea.

Accelerators & Incubators

Obtain debt – free cash investments, equity-free grants, free and discounted resources for your business and access to mentors, education and more through these programs. Think programs like these are only for people who code or super techy companies? Nope. There are accelerator or incubator programs available in most industries.

Sponsorship & Corporate Partnerships

Attract and develop partnerships with corporate brands and that can equate to millions of cash and revenue for your business.

Digital Currency Token Sales

A token sale, also known as an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) is one of the latest way startups are raising millions of cash. According to Smith + Crown, a leading blockchain research, data and consulting group an …ICO is an event in which a new cryptocurrency project sells part of its cryptocurrency tokens to early adopters and enthusiasts in exchange for money today. ICOs provide a way for cryptocurrency project creators to raise money for their operations. Most ICOs raise money in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.


You see?

There are a lot of ways to run a successful fundraising campaign. There’s also plenty of ways to jack it up… and you may have first-hand knowledge of this. You may be familiar with the ways I mentioned above and even tried one or two or all of these vehicles to no success.


This is why I created the  SECURE THE BAG UNCONFERENCE.


SECURE THE BAG is an unconference event for entrepreneurs in the concept to the scale stage seeking to capital to fund their businesses. The content shared is tested and proven, strategies and resources for leveraging traditional and non-traditional funding opportunities.

Whether you’re attempting to raise a small amount of startup cash or millions of dollars, this event promises to provide loads of value by providing you with not only the WHAT to do to solve your fundraising challenges but the HOW to get it done.


Join me at the SECURE THE  BAG UNConference taking place on September 22nd, 2017 in NYC.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 17th. Get them —> here.


That’s all for now.


Tani Chambers

Accountability Is Key To A Woman’s Success In Business

I posted the following note in the private Build Brand Profit Mastermind Facebook group a few weeks ago. I hope its offers you some inspiration and motivation to seek out a like minded person or group to commit for an accountability partnership to reach you’re goals.
Listen, I’m rooting for you!

Most of all I hope it offers some encouragement and reiterates that I’m here for you and YOU ARE NOT ALONE.


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“A crowd can’t support you, but a small group can. They know when you’re sick, when you’re having a tough time, when you need a break. You can share your goals and your successes and failures, and they will rejoice with you and encourage you to keep going. You’re going to need that when you make the right kind of goals and pursue them wholeheartedly.” – Pastor Rick Warren


Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.” (MSG)


Lack of support is a major hindrance to women entrepreneurs. Aren’t you blessed to have a group who will protect, encourage, rejoice, share with/for YOU and vice versa while pursuing your goals?

So many women are in this thing by themselves and YOU ARE NOT. So keep in mind just how blessed you are and use that to KEEP GOING and SHOW UP!

You’re not in this thing alone…but YOU gotta be IN IT to reap the benefits.

This is also was a confirmation for me as I had been seeking a mastermind program for myself. It also was a gut check for me because I hadn’t been ACTIVELY pursuing this or the additional coaching for some areas I need to work on. So I AM so ON IT now.

However,  I can SHOW you better than I can tell you…..so #‎WatchMeWerk‬



What’s My Motivation


It takes significant, progressive, high goals to make this your best year yet.


If you are working toward significant, progressive, high goals, you will face significant resistance.

High goals won’t allow you to be comfortable. You’ve got to be bold, courageous, get uncomfortable and Get It Done. You’ve got to fight the resistance. The only way you can keep up the effort against the resistance is if the goal matters enough. It must MOTIVATE you.

It is just not enough just to have clearly defined, S.M.A.R.T. goals.

Yes, that’s what I said. Its not enough.The goals are merely apart of the process.

You will fail to reach your goals if you don’t have clarity about WHY the goal matters. To get it done and win over resistance you need to know why each one of your goals are important to you.

What’s at stake if you don’t accomplish them?

What’s possible if you do accomplish them?

What’s your motivation to get to the other side of the road?

These answers – your motivating factors – are going to be what drives you to the finish line.

What do you stand for ?

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On a Personal Level…

The person you are is an expression of your core values. They determine how you think and what you do. They shape your purpose and determine your vision. They establish your character. In fact, they are extremely important to who you are.

Knowing what your core values are and managing them will provide a huge reward.

Values are those underlying assumptions and core convictions that shape our actions and decisions. They are your beliefs, your frame of reference, your grid, your perspective, and your mental wiring. They change rarely, even in adversity.

Your core values affect your life in both dramatic and subtle ways. When they are based on truth, they are your most important guiding tool. When they are not based on truth, then they disrupt your integrity. Many problems related to spiritual, emotional and physical issues have their root in a conflict between the values a person holds and what they want for their life. That conflict can manifest itself in many harmful ways.

When your goals are in line with your personal core values, you tend to have more success in achieving them.

On a Professional or Business Level

Many businesses focus on the technical side of things and neglect the underlying capacities that make their companies run better on a whole — Core Values. Your business’ core values are what support the vision, shape the culture and reflects your company’s principles, beliefs or philosophy of values.

Establishing core values provides both internal and external advantages for your business:

Core values help your business in the decision-making processes. For example, if one of your core values is to stand behind the quality of your products, any products not reaching the satisfactory standard are automatically eliminated.

Core values educates your current clients and prospective customers about the business and clarifies its identity.When it comes to competition, having a set of specific core values that speak to the public is definitely a competitive advantage for your brand.

Core values are primary tool for team building and HR recruiting. With the internet one has the ease of researching companies. Job seekers are savvy and doing their homework on the identities of the companies they are applying for and weighing whether or not your values are in line with theirs.

Core Values can help determine whether or not you should pursue a joint venture with another business person. Also, whether you should establish a strategic partnership with another company. For example, if your company’s #1 core value for your company is to serve entrepreneurs and your potential partner’s is to drive revenue by any means necessary – there may be a conflict at some point.

Tell me what you stand for or what are your core values in the comment section below.