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ETHINKSTL-024 – The Balsa Foundation – A Welcoming Boost to Get First-Time Businesses Going

on Thursday, 02 March 2017. Posted in Entrepreneurially Thinking, Recently Added


How does having $500-$1000 to start your business sound to you? That’s what winning a BALSA Foundation grant can do. This organization helps to change lives for many early stage entrepreneurs by not only providing financial support but also mentoring and other resource assistance. Today, Christy and Cheryl will be speaking with Matthew Wyczalkowski, Executive Director of The BALSA Foundation and Arriel Biggs, Founder of Young Biz Kids, a grant finalist last summer. Young Biz Kidz is a non-profit organization that uses positive, diverse and creative ways to teach business and equip youth with the knowledge and skills to live productive lives.


In this episode:

  • Hear more about The Foundation and how it has impacted this entrepreneur and her business.
  • How BALSA meets entrepreneurs where they are.
  • What is idea support and how to access the help?
  • What is the BALSA grant award?
    How Arriel created Young Biz Kidz and how BALSA made a “huge” difference.
    How mentorship, direction and idea support can transform your business dream to reality.



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