Money Smart Week Appeals To Women Entrepreneurs

By Susan Tompor
Detroit Free Press

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Money Smart Week was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to bring together financial institutions, nonprofits and others to offer free financial education classes and events. The “FemPreneur” event for women will deal with how to start a business, market your products, manage finances and cash flow, and tackle juggling personal/professional priorities.

Detroit Free Press

As a leadership and business coach, Beki Fraser knows that many people — including entrepreneurs — like to jot down a pro/con list when they’re trying to make an important decision.

What’s the upside? What are the risks?

Who hasn’t decided whether to take a job, sell a stock, choose a college or buy a dream home without tallying the pluses and the minuses?

But Fraser advises many people to stop thinking with an either/or mindset. Why not come up with a second or third option? If I decide not to make this move, is there another step or idea that might be attractive, too?

“It’s no longer a problem. It’s a puzzle,” Fraser said.

This is the week to tackle financial puzzles. Money Smart Week, which runs through Saturday, has a long list of free workshops and seminars that can help people think of other options or find an unexpected solution to a problem.
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Fraser, who launched her business called “Focus for Growth” in early 2015 and works out of her home in South Lyon, is a panelist at the Money Smart Week “FemPreneur” Summit. The summit will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the University of Phoenix campus at 26261 Evergreen Road in Southfield. The cost is $15, including a resource marketplace and lunch. Tickets are available via Eventbrite. The shortened URL is ow.ly/EVzZ30aFcLa.

Money Smart Week was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to bring together financial institutions, nonprofits and others to offer free financial education classes and events.

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