Tell us about your business
DivaGirl is a community that empowers women. Lead by Founder/Owner, Laura Furtado, a successful international Dancer, Instructor, Choreographer, Presenter and Canada’s 2010 Top Young Entrepreneur of the Year, DivaGirl is creating a Diva revolution across North America. The community consists of 6 divisions: DivaGirl Fitness (fitness/wellness division), DivaGirl Entertainment (professional entertainment division), DivaGirl Beauty (beauty/self-love division), DivaGirl-Preneur (women in business division), DivaGirl Nutrition (nutrition division) and DivaGirl Fashion (fashion/style division). We are always sourcing new women to become leaders within and to create their our DivaGirl community. DivaGirl has re-defined what it means to be a “Diva” and have reached explosive growth over the last few years, being one of the largest lifestyle membership communities in Toronto and reaching Philadelphia.
Sexy & Wealthy in Heels educates, inspires and features female entrepreneurs who are smart, sexy and successful- licensed in 20 CDN/USA cities.
-International dancer, instructor and performer across North America and Europe
-Finance owns the largest circus school in Western Canada, Vancouver Circus School
-bi-costal in TO and Vancouver
-loves writing sponsorship decks, proposals and strategizing about growth and wealth generation
What are your favourite business tools and books?
Podcast, google calendar and excel for financial planning. Simple and consistent
What advice would you give to other business owners?
Have a plan and stick to it.
I am interested and available to mentor on the following topics:
- Financial management and literacy
- Raising capital for Your business including crowd funding
- Customer acquisition (increasing sales and profits)
- Managing your time within your business and life
- Networking / developing positive relationships
- Starting a new business / creating a business plan
- Developing your personal brand in line with your small business
- Starting a franchise
- Building community by hosting events
Connect on Twitter @divagirlfitness and at www.laurafurtado.ca, www.divagirl-inc.com, www.sexyandwealthyinheels.com and on facebook
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