Info

Meant For It

A podcast for sharing stories about finding the path you were meant to live. We bring you Inspiration for careers that are better for you and the world. Alongside explorations into high growth career paths and industries, we reveal roads less traveled and career choices focused on helping others. If you are seeking inspiration or a new perspective, subscribe to hear weekly conversations with those who have followed a calling or made a career leap. We interview business owners, entrepreneurs, writers, professionals, dreamers, seekers and others boldly questioning the status quo to give you the "why not" or "what if" moments. Follow us on Instagram @meantforit or reach out to contact@meantforit.com and please subscribe for weekly episodes!
RSS Feed
Meant For It
2022
June
May
April
March
February
January


2021
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
September


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: November, 2021
Nov 20, 2021

In our conversation Paige shares the inspiration for starting Naborforce and the lightbulb moment that gave her the idea for a business model and the confidence to make her idea a reality. Naborforce is an online platform that connects “nabors” to seniors requesting help for everyday tasks such as  household chores, groceries and  driving. “Nabors” get extra income and a meaningful way to connect to people in their community. Paige’s finance experience gave her the skills to research the market and create a business model that fit the varying market needs by region.  Today, NaborForce offers  standard hourly pricing or monthly plans and packages so seniors can get assistance from a trusted network of care providers. Naborforce is also signing up partnerships with employers so employees can get help balancing work with the type of caregiving activities that often push stretched employees to leave their jobs. 

In our conversation, Paige shares the milestones in getting Naborforce started, how she is building her business and her expansion plans. We love Naborforce’s mission and are thrilled to share this conversation with you!

Follow us on IG for updates @meantforit

Nov 5, 2021

If you are interested in investing, specifically in early stage investment funds, you will love this conversation with Leslie Goldman, Co-Founder of The Artemis Fund. Leslie shares how her 20 year legal career as General Counsel led her down a path  to board advising, investing and then to finding two co-founders who were the perfect partners for Artemis. The Artemis Fund’s vision is to invest in companies  democratizing access to wealth, encouraging sustainability, and reducing friction in the care economy.

We discuss how Leslie and her partners raised their first fund,”one check at a time”. Leslie predicts between her partners and their networks they probably had 1000 meetings and talked to any accredited investors who were willing to listen. Leslie shares how her partners decide on investments, their diligence process  and Leslie tells us about a few of their exciting current investments, including unest, Dressx and Hop Skip Drive. Leslie shares the biggest challenges in managing an investment fund and how her responsibilities are growing as their portfolio companies grow. If you listen to this episode and start to dream about working for an investment fund, Leslie shares how she learned about the space and how she started her first investments. For those considering angel investing, Leslie suggests tiny bets with sites like Seedinvest and to be aware,  “If you are going to start investing in this asset class - first of all you need to have money you can lose.” Leslie suggests you learn how to do diligence and analyze companies, and then you can start making bigger bets or invest in a fund. This is a fascinating conversation with a woman who is so clearly meant for her career path, her role and the impact she is making for female founders and the world.

The Artemis Fund

If you enjoyed this episode please follow this link to our IG page @meantforit and say hello!

You can also reach out to contact@meantforit.com

 

 

 



1