Embrace the Possibilities, Not Perfection

Work-life balance has to be in one of the top five topics discussed between entrepreneurs these days. And for good reason. We strive to better understand what it means for our lives and how to reach it every day. Unfortunately, even with millions of advice…

All six of the Black-led businesses on this month’s list of early-stage angel investments have active crowdfunding campaigns. Consider that for a moment. This ratio demonstrates how the traditional face of capital-backed businesses is changing. It also demonstrates that the concept of what and who an angel investor should be…

Networking is by far one of the most important aspects of building and funding a business — especially when playing in the field of crowdfunding as I have. In determining how to prioritize my networking building, I’ve come to learn just how networks are important.

First, I think a…

From May 2020 — May 2021 I was working full time as CEO of PopCom (24/7) and coaching entrepreneurs in the evenings. It was very rewarding and I met some amazing companies (and invested in several), but it became exhausting. I knew that I had to find a way to…

When it comes to raising capital from investors, you might feel the pressure to take the first opportunity that comes your way. However, while we often think that more money brings more freedom, not all money is good money.

Investment agreements come with terms and conditions, and as founders, it’s…

Last month, I shared ten Black-founded companies that angel investors should watch. I believe everyone has a place at the table, and I know firsthand how hard it is for early-stage ventures to get offered a seat. …

It’s not just slang; if you’re a business owner, it means everything. A great question to ask yourself is:Good vibrations? Uptight? Disinterested? Happiness? …

VR Revival is using virtual reality in new ways

From tech and retail to cannabis and social impact, bold and revolutionary ideas by Black innovators have been flying under the radar across a number of industries for far too long. …

Startup funding is evolving and growing past its reliance on venture capital. …

Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene

Serial Entrepreneur, Inventor |Founder, Flat Out of Heels |CEO, PopCom| www.DawnDickson.me

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