Mississauga, ON (Vocus) December 24, 2008 - Entrepreneurs Alex Mandossian and Linda M. Lopeke, co-
founders of SmartStart Giving team up with The Secret superstar Jack Canfield for the monthly micro-fundraising call scheduled for Friday, December 26 at 11:00 am Eastern.
As the famed originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Canfield has personally taught millions of individuals his unique and modernized formulas for success and is an internationally recognized leader in peak performance strategies. For more than 30 years, Jack has been coaching individuals, entrepreneurs, educators, and corporate leaders how to accelerate the achievement of their personal and professional goals, live their dreams, and create more joy in their life on a day-to-day basis, a topic of great interest given the current state of the economy.
A long-time champion of philanthropy and the support for Kiva.org made possible by Mandossian and Lopeke through SmartStart Giving, Canfield is one of many global thought leaders who have come forward in the past year to donate his time for the candid and personal monthly interview.
The December 26 call marks the 1-year anniversary of the launch of Mandossian's innovative micro-fundraising model which uses teleconferencing technology to reach out to donors who give just $10, $25, or $40. Recordings of the monthly interview are posted on the main web site for those who cannot listen live. Donations are subsequently pooled and passed on to Kiva.org. (Monthly operational expenses for SmartStartGiving.com are covered by the co-founders.)
Each interview, conducted by Mandossian, is designed to inspire entrepreneurs to keep the faith and stay their course by allowing them intimate access to the minds, personal habits, challenges and adversities faced by those whose personal success stories they most admire. The success of the micro-philanthropy model has resulted in funding the businesses of more than 300 entrepreneurs in the developing countries of the world.
To reward the ongoing generosity of local entrepreneurs who make this program possible, Lopeke provides professional management consulting and coaching to new business owners through the SmartStart Business Success Program at well below market cost for equivalent professional services. Seats in the subsidized program can be purchased at SmartStartCoach.com.
About Alex Mandossian: Mandossian is a leading authority on leveraging the marketing power of the internet.
About Linda M. Lopeke: Lopeke is an internationally recognized business strategist and management consultant and the creator of the award-winning SmartStart Mentoring Programs.
SmartStart Giving is an internet-based philanthropy program supporting entrepreneurs around the world. Register for upcoming events and the giveaway program at http://www.SmartStartGiving.com.