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Starting a business is hard. It’s even more challenging when it is a brick-and-mortar business and there is a lot of upfront money needed to get things off the ground.
Once Shannon McLay had the idea for the Financial Gym, she needed to find investors that would support her vision. Miranda Marquit speaks with Shannon about the business acumen it took to get her company going and the strategic moves she is making because of the pandemic.
- Shannon shares how she was able to raise capital for her business
- The importance of networking and how to nurture networking relationships
- The role investors play in your business
- The challenges the Financial Gym is facing because of the pandemic
About Shannon McLay
Shannon graduated cum laude with a degree in Business from Wake Forest University in 2000 and has since worked in financial services for the last 17 years. Her experience is in Institutional Sales, Retail Sales, Hedge Fund Sale,s and management. She is the author of Train Your Way To Financial Fitness and her own blog Financially Blonde as well as a contributor to AOL, LifeHacker, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Budgets Are Sexy, Frugal Rules, and others. Shannon hosts the award-winning business and investing podcast, Martinis and Your Money, and is dedicated to helping people achieve financial freedom, which is how the Financial Gym came to be.