Hey there Business Bloomers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest Stephanie Sims, small business finance consultant, discussing how to assess your business’s finance-ability.



About the Topic: How to Assess Your Business’s Finance-Ability

Stephanie is a former investment banker turned entrepreneur, who has created a way for business owners to measure the value of their business, which she calls its Finance-Ability.

Stephanie shares with us how Finance-Ability works and what factors are considered when measuring your business’s Finance-Ability, including:

Identifying and understanding the Abilities you already have that create value within your company,

Expanding your Abilities to add value in areas you might not have anticipated, and

Describing your value (Abilities) to those who will compensate you for it in a way that they will understand, and tells us who some of those people are (for example loan agents and investors).


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About Special Guest Stephanie Sims

TGIF guest Stephanie Sims

+Stephanie Sims writes in her Google+ profile that she is a “Recovering investment banker, champion of business owners, lover of the written word, wife of a Frenchman, mom of three.” Stephanie created the Finance-Ability system of assessing the value of your business, and consults with small business owners on how to present that value to potential funding sources for their business. You can take the Finance-Ability quiz for your business at her web site, http://finance-ability.com/.


About the Host, Meilani MacDonald

TGIF Host, Meilani

Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant who created the TGIF Business Networking Hangout as a way to do business networking beyond the local borders of Palm Springs, CA and the greater Coachella Valley. When Hangouts on Air became available, TGIF also became a great forum for providing information valuable to small business owners and solopreneurs via live streaming video.

Meilani also runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a forum through which she brings monthly workshops, lessons, videos, stock photos and more to club members, at a price that’s right for savvy solopreneurs and small business owners on a budget!

Meilani specializes in teaching club members how to market their business online and build brand identity using social media on purpose, with purpose. Club members also learn how to use Google’s powerful and free suite of tools to do business more efficiently and effectively, from in-house collaboration and organization using Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, and Forms, to public outreach and online marketing promotions using Google Hangouts on Air and Google+!



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