Episode 85: How Bauce Magazine Founder Liane Membis Launched An Online Media Platform & Got Funding (And You Can Too!)

Want to launch (or currently launching) your own online community, but not sure what to do next? BAUCE Magazine founder Liane Membis gets real on what it takes to launch a successful platform, get funding, work with investors, build a team…and more. BAUCE Magazine is a lifestyle site for self-made women of color. A digital media enthusiast at heart, Liane is a web designer-developer that loves technology, art and damn good storytelling.  She currently works in marketing for one of the world’s leading technology companies and spends her time outside the office empowering women through mentoring and service work. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive.

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SOME OF THINGS WE DISCUSS:
– What inspired Liane as a child
– The pressure Liane felt after she graduated from Yale
– Working in journalism and realizing was NOT for her
– How Liane got the idea for BAUCE magazine
– How to do research & figure out your site idea
– The importance of data & analytics
– Why you should understand the technical components
– Lessons Liane learned about herself along her journey
– How Liane got a small private equity to invest in BAUCE
– How getting investors has changed her business
– 3 tips for working with investors
– One aspect of having an investor that isn’t so fun
– How Liane juggles a full-time job and running BAUCE
– Building a strong team
– 3 things to launch a successful business
– The importance of bravery, resilience, and asking for help

LIANE MEMBIS’ KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. Notepad
2. Spirituality
3. Growth Analytics/Metrics

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FIND LIANE MEMBIS ON:
Instagram: @limembo @baucemag
Twitter:  @limembo | @baucemag
Web: http://baucemag.com

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About Rana Campbell

Rana Campbell is the host of the Dreams In Drive Podcast and owner and founder of Dreams In Drive LLC. She is a marketing/branding expert that loves helping creatives & lifestyle entrepreneurs build brands that SHINE in the business world.

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