Sharks in Heels is a fun and informative social networking organization geared towards inspiring, connecting, and empowering women entrepreneurs or "Sharkettes" with the tools needed for success. Remember ladies - the sky is not the limit when we've put a man on the moon!
Our aim is to teach our Sharkettes about the importance of business keystones like effective networking, finance and budgeting, legal strategies, business planning, social media strategies, public relations, ideation, product validation, and marketing. We do this through a series of educational workshops with guest speakers who are experts in their fields and an annual contest.
Our goal is to create a supportive community for female entrepreneurship by empowering women to become successful entrepreneurs through Learning, Achieving, Networking, and Dedication. After all, you have to LAND on your feet before climbing that ladder to success.
As part of our annual women in business competition or Sharkette In Heels Pitch Fest, Sharkette businesses (women-owned businesses) will have a chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts or “Sharks in Heels.”
Some of the experts include lawyers, marketing professionals, social media experts, executives, and fellow successful entrepreneurs. The experts will give personalized advice on each Sharkette business. Both attendees and contestants will learn valuable life lessons from this experience.
Winners will receive prizes to benefit their business. We also hope to attract venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors, who are specifically interested in funding women-owned businesses.
Each workshop is designed around a business keystone theme. How often have you asked yourself this question: "If only I knew then what I know now"? Business keystones are aimed to prevent you from making common business mistakes and cover topics that every successful woman should know.
This advice is practical and ready for Sharkettes to use in their business right away. Past topics have included the following: Social Media Tips, Patents/Copyrights/Trademarks, Business Planning & Strategy, Financing Strategies for Small Businesses, and Hedging your Legal Risks.
If you are as passionate about supporting women in entrepreneurship as we are, please contact us about sponsoring an event or having a vendor booth at the next Sharks In Heels event.
We are only interested in speakers who are looking to provide genuine, honest, and practical advice. This is NOT an opportunity to sell your business or services or solicit in any way. Any content you present must be pre-approved. Please contact us about speaking at a workshop.
We are a group of entrepreneurs who benefited by learning much needed business skills and networking strategies from investors, collaborators, and mentors. But opportunities to connect women to the resources needed for business success seem to be lacking. Not everyone starting a business has a Law Degree or MBA and many cannot afford to pay expensive start-up consulting service fees or sit thru hours of programs and pointless seminars.
We set out to create a series of workshops and events targeted at providing useful information to fit a majority of business needs and as always: Events are FREE!!
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