GMB Ep #148: Using Entrepreneurship For Good With AnnMaria De Mars

Entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to change the world around us, and there’s a lot to learn from entrepreneurs who are building businesses that solve problems that exist in their communities. This week on Grow Money Business we’re joined by AnnMaria De Mars, the founder and president of 7 Generation Games, an educational software company that focuses on creating video games to teach math to kids and students. Throughout the episode, we dive into AnnMaria’s journey and how she’s using entrepreneurship to create a positive impact on the world.

 

 

Show Notes

[02:30] From Academics to Entrepreneurship – AnnMaria shares how her interest in mathematics helped her evolve into a serial entrepreneur.

[11:22] Video Games – AnnMaria explains what led her to start her venture in creating video games to teach mathematics.

[19:31] Solving Problems – AnnMaria shares what motivated her to develop businesses in a way that solves problems and helps people in rural communities.

[24:32] Building the Business – AnnMaria discusses how she gathered the required funding and other resources to build her business.

[28:38] Current Progress –AnnMaria describes her organization’s current performance, growth, and plans for the future.

[34:43] Sports – AnnMaria is a national champion in Judo. We talk about how she got into Judo and the profound impact of sports on her life and the lives of her children.

[46:31] Business and Life –AnnMaria explains how her risk tolerance evolved with her personal priorities.

[51:22] Fundraising for Startups – AnnMaria shares some of the ways startups can raise money with the help of people in a community.

 

Resources

 

The College Payment Puzzle For High-Earning Families

Those four years when your child is in college can be a rollercoaster ride, but the scariest part for high-earning parents can be figuring out how to pay for it. It can be tempting to put your own goals on hold while you shoulder the big-but-temporary new burden.

A better strategy for paying for college while keeping your goals on track is to build the right short-list of colleges together with your child and maximize financial strategies. For families that make too much to qualify for financial aid, college funding likely won’t come from just one source. It’s about putting together a plan that draws from several buckets:

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