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What's Your Ask? with Stephanie Sims

Sep 30, 2020

Stephanie Sims is a Capital Strategist and the Founder of Finance-Ability, a boutique consulting firm focused on helping entrepreneurs get the funding they need to grow their business.

Stephanie founded Finance-Ability after more than 20 years of working on both Wall Street and Main Street. Now she teaches entrepreneurs to paint a picture with numbers that helps them make confident decisions and captivate people with money to say yes. 

In this episode…

Taking an idea to build it into a business is a leap of faith. Having supporters before you are even ready for the ask makes it that much easier to get going. 

Crafting a product and business based on a need and lessons learned from family, Emeline created a business worth supporting. And, then speaking about the opportunity even before it was truly an opportunity allowed Caitlyn to ask to join. By seizing that moment, together, they have created a business that is now ready to go out and ask for more investors.

The support of family and friends allowed them to create a value-based company that could craft their product prior to needed the ask. But, now that it’s time, they are preparing to make the ask. By surrounding themselves with those who have already accomplished those asks, it provides motivation and the mindset to be prepared.

P.S. Here’s their takeaway for you: find balance between the inspiring lack of fear in reaching for the lofty goals by finding partners who can put legs to your ideas.