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Founders Get Funds

Founders Get Funds

By TheTagan

Founders Get Funds (FGF), an online community that inspires founders to scale their businesses together in order to build stronger communities. We share stories from founders building businesses from the ground up to solve problems impacting their communities.

These founders solve problems differently and provide value by leaving their supporters more informed, healthy, ethical, sustainable...

This podcast amplifies their message to connect them with supporters like you. Every week, we share what keeps founders motivated, how they fund their business and their plans to scale.

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The Truth On Business Taxes with Kimberley Spates

Founders Get FundsAug 25, 2020

The Who, Why & What
Jan 28, 202127:58
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Jan 21, 202144:24
The Trail To Tech with Marjai Roberts

The Trail To Tech with Marjai Roberts

Hailing from Atlanta, she entered the world of tech in Silicon Valley & L.A. Marjai Roberts lives at the intersection of entertainment and business development. After graduating with degrees in business management and journalism from the University of Georgia, her trail to tech began at Google. She continued her journey by working at social video apps such as and joining the founding team at ZigZag. Now, she is ready to launch her her own venture. Marjai founded NuNotions, a central destination & social community for inclusive beauty & personal care product reviews. In this conversation, I catch her as she is developing her product and designing a go-to market strategy. Listen to Marjai’s story of building from the ground up in the world of thech right after this sponsored ad.



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The IoT For Supply Chain Management with Michael Cutrer & Brantly Fulton
Jan 07, 202139:32
The City's Dollaride with Su Sanni
Dec 10, 202038:35
The PuffCuff with Ceata E. Lash
Dec 03, 202043:05
The Griot with Shirley Massie

The Griot with Shirley Massie

Hear stories shared with a sweet twang from Shirley Massie, my nana. Have you ever understood innovation for your community like this? HECKY NAW.

Nov 19, 202044:32
The Gardener Life with Isoke Luqman
Nov 12, 202041:46
The BREAUX with Ras Asan
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The Higher Purpose with The Carmen J.
Oct 29, 202018:47
The Community's Fuel w/ Pat Bennett
Oct 22, 202032:10
The Pivot with TheTagan
Oct 15, 202013:14
The Uber For Beauty with Abisola Adeyale
Oct 08, 202022:38
The Billionaire Beaute with Hanieya Ross
Oct 01, 202031:23
The Mogul with Brittani Hunter
Sep 23, 202025:35
The Spelman Venture
Sep 15, 202035:13
The Reason I'm In Cleveland
Sep 08, 202027:04
The Finances To Hiring For Your Business

The Finances To Hiring For Your Business

Running a business on your own can be overwhelming. Planning to hire and scale your business can be even more daunting. In this conversation, Shondra Washington gives steps to review your finances and determine who you should hire for your business. Washington has worked in financial services since 2013. She was first introduced to corporate finance and strategy while working as a technology investment banker at one of the fastest growing investment banks in the world. In 2018, Shondra co-founded TBC-Capital, an education-first advisory and consulting firm, offering on-demand CFO, business development and strategy services for early-stage companies. Want to learn from experts like Shondra Washington? Become a member of a FGF Club for weekly Get Funds Sessions on topics like this!

Sep 01, 202035:30
The Truth On Business Taxes with Kimberley Spates

The Truth On Business Taxes with Kimberley Spates

Kimberley Spates is a first generation college graduate and finance professional. She decided to increase financial literacy in her family early by doing her parents taxes in high school. She would go on to get her MBA from Cleveland State University. After gaining experience in accounting, budgeting, cashflow and process improvement she decided to start a legacy for her family. In May of 2020, she left her job to become a full-time founder. Through her LLC, she prepares taxes for individuals and businesses. In this conversation Kimberley and TheTagan dive deeper into why you need a CPA to scale your business.

Aug 25, 202029:20
The Secret To Black Wealth with Walter McKinney Jr.

The Secret To Black Wealth with Walter McKinney Jr.

Walter is no stranger to hard work. From 5 to 13 Walter picked cotton. He also spent 20 years in the Marines. The discipline from his life experiences led him to finance. Now, Walter is the President & CEO McKinney Group Wealth Management. Since 2010, he has worked to manage of $30M in assets. He has worked as a Financial Advisor at. AG Edwards and Sons. Additionally he was Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, at Tacatical Investment Strategies. Get #fgftips on how you can overcome generational curses in this episode!

Aug 18, 202032:00
The People Behind Wealth with Dana Wilson
Aug 11, 202028:11
The Recap with TheTagan
Aug 04, 202013:06
E-Commerce Extravaganza Part 2
Jun 30, 202028:16
E-Commerce Extravaganza Part 1
Jun 23, 202038:03
What Is A Savings Club?
Jun 16, 202022:04
The Problem With Payday Lenders with Travis Holoway

The Problem With Payday Lenders with Travis Holoway

Check cashing and payday lenders can be found in Black communities throughout the nation. Travis Holoway noticed these unaffordable financial options and decided to make a change. Today, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of SoLo Funds, a mobile lending exchange that connects lenders and borrowers for the purpose of providing more affordable access to loans under $1,000. Borrowers can choose a loan amount and set an appreciation tip for their lender. Lenders can use the platform to find an investment they can afford. Community-led microfnance solutions like SoLo funds, represent the values of Founders Get Funds. Learn about more solutions like these in this blog

Jun 09, 202022:15
The Viral Smile
Jun 02, 202030:10
The New Beauty Standard With Kim Roxie
May 26, 202026:32
The Culture of Ninety6 With Ashton Keys
May 19, 202028:40
The E-Commerce Edge With Terrance Williams
May 12, 202033:17
The Bag With Gloria Ware
May 05, 202038:31
The BeLoved Box With Danie Spikes
Apr 28, 202033:01
The Facts on Funding During COVID-19 With Trevor Nelson
Apr 26, 202036:19
The Couple For The Community With Julia Wang & Leopoldo Peña
Apr 22, 202052:02
The Slay With Breonna Massey

The Slay With Breonna Massey

Breonna Massey started Slay Naturals while in college because she wanted all-natural skincare products that matched her chic style. She has grown her Baltimore-based solo venture through word of mouth and in-person sales. Now, she is ready to grow her brand online and expand her inventory. This hasn’t come with out obstacles such as copy-cat brands and learning about insurance. In this interview, you will gain #FGFTIPS from a beauty founder looking to turn her side hustle into a wealth generating asset. If you want to do the same for your business, apply for our online savings club today!

Apr 14, 202054:38
The Beauty of Business With Betsy Banks
Apr 07, 202045:11
The Lead with Ed Long
Mar 31, 202030:15
The Voice with Errol Porter

The Voice with Errol Porter

Errol Porter was at the forefront of the digital marketing wave. He has seen the world of technology go from a free resource to recurring expenses for businesses. Today his online radio station, VoiceItRadio, has prominent names in Cleveland like Lynn Tolliver Jr. and Harry Boomer on their lineup. Listen now to learn more about funding businesses online.

Mar 24, 202053:48
The Life of The Party With Jared Eummer
Mar 17, 202026:45
The Sauce with David Pritchett

The Sauce with David Pritchett

When David Pritchet came home from college his childhood classmate, Ethan Holmes, had moved back into his old neighborhood. Today, David is the COO of Ethan’s company, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce. This Cleveland-based tasty treat can now be found in grocery stores all over Ohio. This did not happen overnight! When David joined the company they were still looking for seed-funding. So, what does it take to get your food product in a grocery store?

Mar 10, 202022:37
The Bold Move with Angel Washington

The Bold Move with Angel Washington

Learn the decisions that led Angel Washington to become a founder after 20 years in the health industry. Angel’s company, Consult2Code. was founded 5 years ago and works with companies of all sizes to provide fast and accurate medical billing, coding and practice management services. In these 5 years, Angel has worked to secure funding for her business here in Cleveland. Last year she won Collinwood’s Chain Reaction competition and has big plans for growing her business this year. 

Mar 03, 202032:40
The Launch with TheTagan

The Launch with TheTagan

The FIRST episode of Founders Get Funds hosted by TheTagan.  You will hear the hosts journey to becoming advocate for entrepreneurs and learn more about the financial risk, debt, and burden experienced by business owners that inspired this show.

Feb 22, 202008:46