Guest Curator: Melissa L. Bradley

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Guest Curator: Melissa L. Bradley

Melissa L. Bradley is a tri-sector leader with more than 20 years of entrepreneurship, investment and leadership experience. She is co-founder and managing director of Sidecar Social Finance, a social impact agency that provides impact investing advisory and capital services to individuals, institutions, and social enterprises. She is also founder and curator of Venture DC/Project 500, a D.C.-based project that seeks to create equity and opportunity in entrepreneurship through the training and visibility of diverse entrepreneurs aimed at bridging the literal and figurative innovation divide in the city.
 

Entrepreneur's Guide Series

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“This is a great way for aspiring entrepreneurs to understand what it takes to start and grow a business. The use of real-life stories makes the content relatable whether you are already in business, have a side hustle or considering entrepreneurship in your near future.” 
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“When starting a business after considering your customer, you must consider your competition. Two videos that are a must-watch:”

Anticipating Your Rival's Response

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“A great lecture and set of lessons on creating and keeping your competitive advantage, which all starts with identifying and studying your competition.”

How Apple Raises Competitive Barriers

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“A practical study on a very successful company that has kept its competition at bay and remained a market leader.”

Stock Market Basics: Learning Without Losing

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“Entrepreneurs are great at building businesses but often struggle with managing their own finances. This is a great introduction on how to manage your money. It is important that an entrepreneur can manage his/her own finances before asking someone else to invest in them and their business.”
 

Melissa L. Bradley’s recommendations can be viewed through Kanopy, the popular on-demand video service available in the Library’s goDigital offerings. Library cardholders can stream six movies a month on any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV (4th generation and up), Chromecast or Roku.