Highlights from Crowdfunding #WgBiz chat with Dr. Letitia Wright

by Tinu Abayomi-Paul on September 12, 2012

Dr. Letitia Wright Has Shown Us the Money

It seemed only too fitting that we should start the unofficial resume of the business year with a chat about getting morning for your business. And it was our honor to have crowdfunding expert Dr. Letitia Wright as our featured guest.

When you hear about Crowdfunding, most of us instantly think of creative projects such as films, or even books, with fundraisers co-ordinated on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. The tendency is not to think of regular brick and mortar businesses or even start-ups fueled by the web or by mobile.

However, not are businesses successfully funding projects or whole entities with crowdfunding, there are four distinct types, as outlined by Dr. Wright in our discussion.

Download the Transcript of the Women Grow Business chat

The next best thing to having attended the chat in real time is to download the transcript [pdf] or view it online. Here’s one of the most discussed tweets of the evening so you can see why:


You can read about the other types of crowdfunding for business in the transcript.

Attend the Next Women Grow Business Chat. Live

Every second Monday of the month at noon, the Women Grow Business community has a Twitter chat. We usually have a guest expert, announced on our blog prior to the chat. You can subscribe to our blog, our Facebook or Twitter page using the links in the upper right corner of the page, to get the announcement of our next guest delivered to you.

To be reminded when the chat is approaching, sign up for free on our Eventbrite page.

How do you follow The #WgBiz Twitter chats?

  1. Log into TwitterTweetchatTweetgridTweetdeck, or any other Twitter tool that lets you isolate a hashtag.
  2. Follow our Twitter hashtag #wgbiz. (In Twitter you can use the search at the top of the screen, in Tweetchat or Tweetgrid, once you’re logged in, you’ll see an area for you to enter the hashtag at the top of the screen. In Tweetdeck, you can create a column that searches for that hashtag)
  3. Arrive as early as 11:45 a.m. to introduce yourself, send us a link to your site, and share your latest project, as well as to meet the other chatters.
  4. Make sure you’re following the host, in this case me (@wbgiz is the official channel, while @Tinu is my personal handle), and featured guest(s) if any. This way, you can easily follow the conversation, send questions during the chat, or follow up  later.
  5. Have fun! :) Our twitter chats are meant to be educational, sure, but also lighter fare than a teleconference or webinar.


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