1) Completing our financial modeling and projections/budgeting with a view to market potential
2) Grant-funding delays allegedly due to COVID-19 (e.g., State SBA funding)
3) Marketing to a larger audience
4) Finding qualified and HONEST IT professionals to design our IT infrastructure concept.
Actions I’ve taken so far
1) Started attempting to finalize the budget and financial modeling using a software, while we continue to source financial expertise to finalize an effective budget geared towards attracting investors utilizing our investment prospectus to optimize it with good financial modeling. We have been told that there is a huge market for our learning materials, and we have two outlines approved by a consultant for Oxford Press. 2) Applied for Additional grants; 3) Attempted crowdfunding via Gofundme; 4) Spoke with a professional private crowdfunding agency Trucrowd, but they are too expensive
My future goals
We have an international conference planned for Nov/Dec. with international and supranational NGOs.
My motivations to work with a mentor
I really need some guidance and some constructive critique from a very experienced person. I believe that every mentor needs a mentor. I am mentoring youth, but I also need someone to give me critical and strategic feedback and guidance too. This is an inter-generational project, and this work is beyond just my personal interest, so believe that it is my responsibility to get the help and guidance that I need, also because so many people have put their names and careers in my hands to a certain extent. I feel the weight of the moral obligation to those investing their money and time in this intiative.
About my venture
The African Historical Society
The African Historical Society is an educational services company that provides distance learning/online courses and instruction (and employment) for African history, culture and ancient and contemporary languages. We also store ancient and contemporary information from ancient and modern manuscripts on African history and culture to support research and writing on Africa and her Diaspora.
Countries of operation:
United States of America