• March 16, 2017

VA Chat: Bootstrapping to Profitability, Scaling a Media Empire

VA Chat: Bootstrapping to Profitability, Scaling a Media Empire

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Chat of the Day
Most founders think that in order to start a successful business they need to immediately raise outside capital. Wrong, way wrong. Capital can definitely help make a business but it’s not necessary. Some of the best businesses in Boston started and grew the old fashioned way – revenue.

One of those businesses is Her Campus. Her Campus was founded in 2008 and has slowly and steadily grown its way into a media empire. The company now sees more than 17 million monthly unique visitors and has done deals with Microsoft, Macy’s, Coca Cola, MTV and more. And they’ve never raised outside capital.

One of the most impressive things about the Her Campus founders is their ability to build an incredibly loyal following that has consistently grown from day one.

Annie Wang, cofounder and CPO, will be hosting office hours today at 1pm ET to discuss their incredible story. If you’re currently bootstrapping your business, in the media business, or looking to reach a massive female audience, put this on your cal and get ready to chat Annie.

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Featured Status(es)
Let’s take a look at a few of the most active statuses this AM.

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Here’s an easy inroad to Deloitte. Chat Sarah today.

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To be honest, I don’t think I’ve downloaded anything new in a while. Let’s hear it.

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Looking to network across the pond?

Office Hours
This week is filling up. Get them on your cal now and show up ready to go!

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Innovation for All
At VentureApp, we are trying to make the innovation economy more accessible to a larger population of people. If you’re interested in joining our mission, sign up here to host an office hours of your own.

Thanks for coming out.