It was the summer of 2011 when Kennebrew and TechnoDiva (both authors and empowerment coaches) were brainstorming about what skills they could monetize while they grow their health and wellness businesses. They looked at what people in their circles needed from them most often and their ability to deliver great value in exchange for it. This brainstorming session birthed Social Media Made Easy Detroit which is a member based on-line communications and marketing training program for entrepreneurs. Within six months of developing this program Kennebrew was nominated Verizon Wireless Everyday Hero in the area of business technology and had even created a training video. A lot has been accomplished without a car and many lives have been touched by Kennebrew’s “show me how it’s done” style of social media coaching. She believes the seeds she has planted will yield her a car so she can continue to help small businesses in Detroit share their messages with the world.
So what’s makes Kennebrew so confident that crowdfunding is the way to raise funds for a car you may ask. When asked this question, Versandra replied, “Every day I am a teacher and every day I am a student. The three greatest lessons I have learned and that I feel inclined to share with every person who will listen are; There are infinite possibilities, I have everything I need and I have not because I ask not. These lessons I learned while being homeless several years ago but they are still relevant today.” Kennebrew believes the end result of her GoFundMe campaign will be a mobile unit whether it is from donations from her social media connections, friends and family or from an anonymous donor. What she knows for certain is that she will be sharing her message with the world and that her students will be introduced to yet another on-line tool that could take their business to the next level.
When asked what type of car she wanted as her mobile unit Kennebrew replied “I want a Smart ForTwo Cabriolet because it draws a lot of attention, it is fuel efficient, 85% recyclable and very safe. I went to the smart center Bloomfield to experience this cool ride and was impressed with its roominess.” Kennebrew hopes that as she drives around Detroit in her Social Media Made Easy Detroit mobile unit, the entrepreneurial spirit that is changing the landscape of this great city will be ignited and that the “matrix grid” will be erased from old-school business owners who are fearful of merging the old and the new.
Kennebrew wants more people to step outside the box of their understanding as we leave 2012 and leap into 2013 with great expectation. She wants entrepreneurs especially to know that GoFundMe, launched May 10, 2012 is a do-it-yourself online fundraising service that has helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars in online donations for the fundraising ideas that matter to them most. GoFundMe allows regular people to accomplish extraordinary things with easy-to-use personal donation websites. From exciting life events like weddings & graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents & illnesses, the GoFundMe fundraising software remains one of the best ways to raise money online. She wants entrepreneurs to stop worrying about how to fund their idea but instead to focus on how they can add value to the lives of those they serve and to deliver more than expected.
In the spirit of gratitude, Kennebrew is offering three reward levels for those who support her fund raising campaign at the following levels: Silver $49, Gold $99 or Platinum $399. No donation is too small and each is received in the spirit of love and gratitude.
To see how this campaign is coming along, to support Versandra, to learn more about the three reward levels or to start your own campaign visit http://gofundme.com/
The Detroit City Council has presented Versandra Kennebrew with the Spirit of Detroit Award, Distinguished Service Award and Testimonial Resolutions for her leadership and commitment to enhance the quality of life of Detroit residents.
For more information about Versandra Kennebrew, her coaching programs or books visit http://theartofreinventingyoubook.com or call 313-473-7155.