MONEY MATTERS WhatWomenWant: Your favorite place for personal banking, favorite female financial adviser, place to get a small business loan, place to get support for your business and the woman-owned business you canít live without.
Favorite financial adviser: Mickey Mikeworth
by Sarah Wolf
Favorite female financial adviser
Mickey Mikeworth www.mickeymikeworth.com 952-232-0406
The founder of Rich Chicks didn't set out to be a financial adviser, but, thanks in no small part to the advice of her mom, she's become your favorite. Mikeworth's monetary philosophy is holistic, and she started Rich Chicks when she realized that the financial industry in general doesn't address the unique way that women interact with money. If you're looking for prosperity, Mickey Mikeworth is your woman!
You also learn about money matters from Ruth Hayden, Catherine Holtzclaw, Jill Longo and Roya Moltaji.
Favorite place for personal banking
Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota www.wellsfargo.com Various Minnesota locations
Wells Fargo Minnesota is your favorite place for personal banking, and you're in good company. With 180 community banking stores, 48 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage stores, 20 Wells Fargo Financial stores, and 540 ATMs in Minnesota, you never have to drive around looking for someplace to deposit your check. And Diversity, Inc. rates Wells Fargo among the top 10 companies for executive women.
You also keep track of your assets with Affinity Plus, US Bank and Park Midway Bank.
Favorite place to get a small business loan
Bremer Banks www.bremer.com Various Minnesota locations
With small business banking specialists, low down payments, and multiple interest rate options, Bremer Bank is your favorite place for a small business loan. Bremer has always prided itself on its community spirit, keeping small banks afloat during the Depression of the 1930s, and continuing today to act as a community partner. And because Bremer is partly cooperatively owned, its employees know first hand the importance of small businesses.
US Bank www.usbank.com Various Minnesota locations
In this economic climate, when you start a business, you're taking a very real risk-fortunately, you can minimize that risk with a loan from US Bank. And, no matter what your needs are, the flexibility that US Bank offers means that there's an option for you. Check out its Small Business Center and get started!
You also finance your business ideas at Wells Fargo, BankCherokee and Park Midway Bank.
Woman-owned business you can't live without
Natural Built Home www.NaturalBuiltHome.com 4020 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis
Rachel Maloney opened Natural Built Home as a web-only business in 2005, and expanded to a brick-and-mortar store a year later. Since then, Natural Built Home has become one of the women-owned businesses you can't live without-and neither can the planet! Offering the most sustainable and safest building supplies available, and a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Natural Built Home is the place to go for all your green DIY needs.
You also must have Eye of Horus, True Colors Bookstore, The Great Metropolitan Backrub, Minnehaha Animal Hospital and Rejuvination Massage.
Favorite place to get support for your business
NW2 Network = Networth (Rich Chicks) www.richchicks.org 952-232-0406
So you've got a great business idea, but, you think, you're not a businesswoman. Fortunately, Rich Chicks can teach you how to look at money like a businesswoman, with classes such as Monetary Identity and Value Based Lifestyle that look at wealth and prosperity with an eye toward some of the roadblocks that we as women can put up for ourselves. The networking group meets twice a month and is a perfect place to meet and get advice from other professional women.
WomenVenture www.womenventure.org 2324 University Ave. Suite 120, St Paul
WomenVenture offers support for every stage of your small business development, from implementing a business model to general financial literacy. Since 1978, WomenVenture, known as CHART at the time, has been committed to its mission of helping women to achieve financial independence and success. With classes such as Build a Basic Business Website, Using QuickBooks, and Publicity 101, whatever help you need, you'll find it.
You also expand your network at BNI (Business Network International).