Classes for women entrepreneurs at igc

Crowdfunding 101 with Plum Alley

Finance | Friday, September 18, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th floor

Join us for Crowdfunding 101 with Plum Alley, the site where women raise money. Founded in 2012, Plum Alley works with women from diverse sectors to help bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life. The site’s easy-to-use crowdfunding platform enables women to raise money online from their networks and beyond, and has attracted a deeply engaged community of men and women who are committed to investing in women’s success.

The Plum Alley site was designed by women for women raising money for their companies and creative projects. It is highly visual and sensual, providing an engaging user experience that helps women to achieve success.

During this workshop you’ll learn about…

  • Lack of funding available to female entrepreneurs
  • What is crowdfunding,
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Monday Night Networking

Leadership | Monday, September 21, 6-8pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Do you just love the women at IGC? Do you want to spend more time with them? If so, join us for Monday Night Networking, the third Monday of every month from 6:00-8:00 PM. Our group will be a combination of networking, business support and resources exchange.

Here’s what you can expect (times approximate):

6-6:30 PM….. Introductions: Please arrive promptly at 6:00 PM so you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.

6:30 – 7pm…… General Mingling

7 – 7:40pm….. Masterminding: We will break into small groups. Each person will have the opportunity to share a current challenge and receive assistance.

7:40 – 8pm…..Resource Sharing: please come prepared to end each evening with opportunities … READ MORE >>

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From Hobby to Profession: Growing Your Online Writing Career

Social Media | Thursday, September 24, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th floor

Though it is great to do what you love, and love what you do, doing it simply for love and no pay is no way to grow an online business. This class will provide the basic yet necessary steps to take your online hobby and passion and turn it into a profitable freelancing and writing career.

Carol Cain is a former public relations professional with an BA in Communications and an MBA in Global Management. She is an award-winning travel blogger and freelance travel writer, a career that for the past 8 years has taken her around the world.

FREE for IGC Members
To RSVP, email victoria@ingoodcompanyworkplaces.com with ONLINE in the subject line.

 $40 for Non Members

 

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Creative Professionals Affinity Group

Affinity Groups | Friday, September 25 10am-Noon | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Hello, Creatives! Mark your calendars and dust off your sellin’ caps because on September 25th from 10 to 12, we’ll be pitching each other!

It will give us a great chance to hone our pitches and better clarify what we do for one another.

So start practicing those pitches!

Those of you who were with us when the fantastic Justine Clay of Pitch Perfect* took us through her pitch-building workbook might still have that on hand and can go back and review what you came up with then. Those of you who weren’t so lucky and need to start from scratch, check out this “elevator pitch development worksheet.”

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How to Build an App: The Basics

Technology | Friday, September 25, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th floor

This class will provide an overview on how to build an app for non-technical founders. It will be broken into four sections:

-Which platform is best? Deciding whether an app is the best technology to support your business

-How do I design it?: A step-by-step guide on the app design process – from wireframes to MVP

-Who should build it? An overview on the different approaches to building an app (i.e., CTO, outsourcing, agency or development shop)

-What is the approval process? The need-to-know information for getting your app approved by Apple.

Tanooki Labs exists to empower entrepreneurs. We specialize in web and mobile development, product and business strategy, and user experience design. Our technical and product experience allow us … READ MORE >>

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Get S*** Done Work Session

Affinity Groups | Tuesday, September 29, 3-5pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

 

Are you looking for time and space to focus on getting one discrete project done, done, done? Do you work better when surrounded by the hum of others who are busy at work? Bring your project – the one that’s been hanging over your head or lingering on your to-do list – and join a small group of fellow entrepreneurs for a focused two-hour work session. You will greet each other, state your intentions, and then side-by-side plug away until you can cross that project off your list once and for all! Boo-yah.

 

RSVP: igcrsvp@gmail.com with GETITDONESEPT in the subject line.

*Limited to IGC members. Interested in membership? Apply here.

 

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Building your Brand Narrative thru Influencers

Marketing & Sales | Thursday, October 1, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th floor

Tiffany Hardin, a Cultural Engagement Strategist, will lead a class to understand why leveraging influencers across your business can establish credibility, trust, and a cultural resonance amongst target audiences.  In this class, you will  learn how to identify your brand’s core values, identify how influencers who share the same values can help amplify your narrative through content vehicles and discover analytic tools that can help you measure success. This will be a jam packed session geared to jumpstarting your approach to influencer marketing.

Tiffany Hardin developed Gild Creative Group, a consultation firm providing cultural engagement activation strategies (rooted in social) for brands & advertisers such as Airbnb, Target, Microsoft, Splash, and Mother Industries. Hardin is also the founder … READ MORE >>

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Monday Night Networking

Leadership | Monday, October 5, 6-8pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Do you just love the women at IGC? Do you want to spend more time with them? If so, join us for Monday Night Networking, the first Monday of every month from 6:00-8:00 PM. Our group will be a combination of networking, business support and resources exchange.

Here’s what you can expect (times approximate):

6-6:30 PM….. Introductions: Please arrive promptly at 6:00 PM so you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.

6:30 – 7pm…… General Mingling

7 – 7:40pm….. Masterminding: We will break into small groups. Each person will have the opportunity to share a current challenge and receive assistance.

7:40 – 8pm…..Resource Sharing: please come prepared to end each evening with opportunities … READ MORE >>

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How to Talk Tech to Your Web Developer or Designer

Technology | Tuesday, October 6, 1-2:30pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

The New York Code + Design Academy is passionate about building a positive coding community and believes anyone and everyone can and should learn how to code. NYCDA, started in 2012, offers full-time and part-time classes in web and mobile app development for both beginners and experienced developers.

In How to Talk Tech to Your Web Developer or Designer class, instructor Zach Feldman, Chief Academic Officer at NYCDA, will use the analogy of a house to explain the high-level details of what goes into building a website. He’ll also give code examples along the way, giving you a rare look into the code a web developer writes and offering a framework for effectively communicating your wants and needs to a … READ MORE >>

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AN INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

Health & Wellness | Wednesday, October 7, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th floor

Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine that originated in India 5000 years ago. It is a Sanskrit word and when broken into two parts means: ayus = life and veda = science.

Simply translated it is ‘The Science of Life’.

Ayurveda takes a unique, holistic, natural, and preventative approach to health and wellness. It is based on the belief that in order to reach the ideal state of balance, one needs to keep the body, mind and spirit in equilibrium with nature.

In order to achieve this goal, Ayurveda provides guidelines on daily/seasonal routines, diet, exercise, and lifestyle based on each person’s unique constitution or prakrti. Each prakrti is based on the three energies that govern the environment: movement, … READ MORE >>

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Sales Lab – Authentic and Persuasive Ways to Get to YES!

Marketing & Sales | Tuesday, October 13, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

This intensive training on top sales tips and tactics will set you up to get more business in a way that’s personal, creative, frequent, and effective. Ace elementary prospecting, promoting a product or service, from building relationships to asking for the meeting. Learn to navigate a sales funnel to ask probing questions, identify the problem, offer a solution, and ask for the order. Get good at epic follow through and learn how to make persistence actually pay.

Join us for an empowering afternoon to better understand how to get your prospects to yes!

Judi Rosenthal  is a nationally-recognized personal branding, self-promotion and communication consultant. She uses her unique combination of inspirational energy and hands-on know-how to help people succeed in … READ MORE >>

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Yoga Demystified: Styles, What They’re Good For, & What’s Best for YOU

Health & Wellness | Wednesday, October 14, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

At its inception, the physical practice of yoga was a therapeutic modality. A teacher would observe a student, and design a personal practice for that individual. Like a prescription. In this lunch and learn, you’ll get to hear about the many styles of practice, who and what they are good for, and figure out what might be a good fit for you. We’ll also include some simple, feel-good movement, that you can do at your desk!

Erica Mather is is the Founder/Director of The Yoga Clinic of NYC.  She is a known and respected yoga therapist, who has a flourishing private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Erica teaches at PURE Yoga (rated “best yoga in NYC”), and is a … READ MORE >>

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How to Use Instagram to Grow Your Business

Social Media | Thursday, October 15, 1-3pm | @ IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Do you run a business and want to learn how to use Instagram to make the most of your grammin’ time? We’re here to share tips, tools, and advice to demonstrate how and why Instagram can help you grow your following and make marketing fun again.

In this workshop you will:
– Discover the benefits that Instagram can bring to your business
– Receive step-by-step instructions about how to make it work for you
– Brainstorm ideas on what to post
– Master how to take a great photo
– Learn about the tools and resources that can make grammin’ so much easier
– Receive “thumbs-on” support

The workshop is lead by  happy Instagrammer: @eviabeler
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Monday Night Networking

Leadership | Monday, October 19, 6-8pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street

Do you just love the women at IGC? Do you want to spend more time with them? If so, join us for Monday Night Networking, the third Monday of every month from 6:00-8:00 PM. Our group will be a combination of networking, business support and resources exchange.

Here’s what you can expect (times approximate):

6-6:30 PM….. Introductions: Please arrive promptly at 6:00 PM so you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.

6:30 – 7pm…… General Mingling

7 – 7:40pm….. Masterminding: We will break into small groups. Each person will have the opportunity to share a current challenge and receive assistance.

7:40 – 8pm…..Resource Sharing: please come prepared to end each evening with opportunities … READ MORE >>

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Nail Your Pitch – Embrace your brand to increase your confidence and sales

Marketing & Sales | Tuesday, October 27, 1-3pm | @IGC, 16 West 23rd Street, 4th floor

Would you like to sell more?   Do you know how to talk about your business effectively?  You don’t need to be a celebrity or a large company to think strategically about your brand.  Your “brand” reflects all the experiences and interactions people have with you (as a business owner) and your company – from meetings, to sales presentations to your website, social media, PR, client service and other marketing activities.  

If you haven’t thought about how you are coming across, then you are missing an opportunity to play to your strengths.  The more clearly you can define what you stand for, the more successfully you can communicate with customers to increase sales.  In this highly interactive “hands on” workshop, you … READ MORE >>