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V. Lynn Hawkins "The Money Girl" is a speaker, funding strategy development muse, business mentor, entrepreneur, President and CEO of Skyhawk Enterprises Business Coaching & Consulting and the P3 Academy of Social Entrepreneurship. Lynn is an innovator, a co-creator, the Founder of the B.I.Z. Info Zone Shows on Google Hangouts on Air, and Founder of the Permission Guide Books, a series of empowerment books whose inaugural book publication is: [I'm Giving Myself] "PERMISSION to BE POWERFUL!", where 20 co-authors assembled to share their journey to a place of power and grace in business and life... Find out more at: http://skyhawkenterprises.biz and http://p3academy.biz ... 408-758-8868 and firstname.lastname@example.org... As a business mentor, business development strategist, multiple entrepreneur, published author, and public speaker, Lynn serves heart-centered, purpose-driven women entrepreneurs. She focuses on teaching business building strategies based on the premise of a completed business plan with a marketing plan supporting sales, operational, and revenue generation goals that includes positioning for potential outside capital funding sources, i.e., business credit, business loans, grants, private investor funding, and collaborative social giving, as well as through co-creative and collaborative efforts.
Having spent more than 3 decades in the commercial real estate lending arena, with more than 2-1/2 decades in executive management and leadership positions with major mortgage banking firms, including Fannie Mae, Lynn gained direct business and organizational development, team building and individual development strategy expertise managing high-energy, high-engagement, highly productive teams. Lynn has also been a major contributor in the non-profit sector as an active member of the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations over the years. She has assisted in organizational strategic development, as well as developing funding strategies and has been hired by various non-profit organizations to lead the boards in developing short and long-term strategies for growing their organizations and the number of constituents they serve, including new and innovative fundraising strategies.
Lynn has been involved in the grants community for more than 40 years having written her first grant at the age of 17 that helped raise over $1.5 million, while helping her mother secure funding for the 1st of its kind program for the elderly in the City of Baltimore, MD. Portions of the program are still in existence today. She's witnessed many innovations that have occurred in the grants world, making funding more accessible with online applications. She has seen the grant funding community look more favorable at helping small business which has opened the door for more strategic partnering and funding being obtained for a for-profit enterprise to use for training, in empowerment programs, equipment purchasing, and more. She has helped build the funding strategies to pursue more than $10 mil in the last 5 years alone.
Lynn's heart has expanded to take the message of access to grant money to for-profit enterprise owners. She teaches how to partner with non-profit organizations in capital fundraising efforts that provide triple-win opportunities. She assists non-profits in identifying an additional stream of income by acting as Fiscal Agent for the for-profit business endeavors that align in core values and service.
Lynn's business mission is to empower individuals and businesses to succeed, while pursuing her business purpose and vision to improve the success of women entrepreneurs while they build business, change lives, and contribute to make thriving communities, cities, and nations across the globe.
Another major business initiative soon to be be launched is a non-profit, the Skyhawk Philanthropic Ventures enterprise, an arm under the Skyhawk Enterprises brand, specifically supporting the for-profit businesses engage in the world of philanthropy. Read more here: http://skyhawkenterprises.biz/skyhawk-philanthropic-ventures/