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This week's show will be on Women in Business with guest Linda Snell. Linda Snell is a Sr. Partner/Owner of Demeter Communications, a communications firm focused on distinctive and practical solutions for food and agricultural firms. She is also a Senior Consultant and Director of Certificate in Nonprofit Governance, with LBL Strategies a strategic management firm located in Chicago, IL. Also in the show, Frank will talk about the 7 different money sources available to fund a start-up business.
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Consult Us On Business: Funding Your Business
So you’ve decided to start your own business. Well, your first order of business is finding funding to get it started. Frank begins his outline of the seven ways to get funding to start your business.
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Consult Us On Business: Linda Snell of Demeter Communications
Linda discusses what Demeter Communications does, and how the company was started. We’ll also delve a bit into her background with non-profits, and get her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Consult Us On Business: Linda Snell Part Two
Linda provides some details on Demeter inner workings, including the challenges of starting her own company, and the different roles her partners play in the day-to-day operations.
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Consult Us On Business: The Angel Investor
Frank shares some tips for managing your money if you are a new small business owner. Then – the pros and cons of the angel investor.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Linda Snell
Linda is a senior partner with Demeter Communications. She has exceptional expertise in relationship marketing, leadership development and strategic planning. She consistently initiates and implements programs that increase communication and coordination between affiliated organizations. Linda has designed, implemented and evaluated numerous programs in the areas of leadership and professional development, public relations, retail and foodservice marketing, and grassroots advocacy. She has recently been a key developer of a new leadership development program for producer-funded soybean groups and researched how various not-for-profit organizations conduct leadership programs. Linda worked for the Texas Beef Council as director of industry relations and for the National Live Stock and Meat Board (later National Cattlemen’s Beef Association) as the director of state and affiliate services. As a consultant, she worked with all 45 state beef councils, The Thacker Group, LBL Strategies, Lee Hecht Harrison and Agri-West International. Raised on a cattle and hay farm in Elgin, Texas, she is a graduate of Texas A&M University with animal science and agriculture economics degrees.

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