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Fivver® Sponsors Small Business Workshop for Detroit’s Inner-City Residents


CLEVELAND, OH – November 02, 2015 – The Greek All-Star™ Awards™ today announced that Fivver®, the global marketplace for creative and professional services starting at $5, has teamed up with entrepreneur Tim Carthon to serve as title sponsor for his traveling SBI Workshop™. And, in the spirit of Fivver®, the workshop only cost attendees five bucks.

At Fiverr®, our vision is to shape the future of work, everyday,” says Adam Swart, Marketing Director at Fiverr® International. “We know aspiring business owners crave the type of actionable examples, knowledge and insights that the SBI Workshop™ delivers.  So we’re not only proud to sponsor, but Fiverr® is eager to help Mr. Carthon, through his SBI Workshops™, inspire success in these future business leaders.”

Carthon, a Cleveland, Ohio native, at-risk youth advocate, and keynote speaker, created The SBI Workshop™ (Startup Business Infrastructure Workshop) to help aspiring entrepreneurs – who live in the inner city – by guiding them from the concept to development stage of their business, right within the workshop.

Most workshops just tell you what to do to be successful, then send you on your way,” said Carthon.  “This workshop helps seedling entrepreneurs set the correct path from the outset by showing them specifically what to do.” 

Carthon held his first workshop in his hometown last month and has teamed up with presenting partner Developing K.I.D.S to bring the second one to Detroit. Developing K.I.D.S Founder Kimberly Newberry said she saw the workshop as an opportunity for the families of the youth they serve, many of whom are attempting to re-invent themselves as a result of a weakened job market. It fits their mission. 

This is another resource, another opportunity we can provide,” says Newberry.  

The event will be held on Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 at Developing K.I.D.S. Headquarters, 22519 Plymouth Road, Detroit, Michigan, 48239 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register for Tim Carthon’s SBI Workshop™ visit TimCarthon.com.


About Fiverr® International

Launched in 2010, by founders Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman, Fiverr® International is an online marketplace that offers creative and professional services starting at $5. It is ranked among the top 100 most popular sites in the United States and top 150 in the world.

About Developing K.I.D.S

Incorporated in 2006, Developed K.I.D.S’ mission is to strengthen urban communities by guiding youth in their mental, physical, and educational growth as well as helping to strengthen and empower young adults by providing opportunities for all to become strong contributors to their community.

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About Tim Carthon

Tim Carthon is an at-risk youth advocate, keynote speaker/teacher, author, and educator.  He is the creator of the SBI Workshop™; a comprehensive hands-on workshop which aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs start their businesses with a solid infrastructure right there within the workshop.  Carthon is also the founder and executive director of the National Greek All-Star™ Awards™, an organization that is focused on becoming the national standard for awarding the highest levels of academic, community service, performance prowess, and career excellence and achievement within the realm of Greek fraternities and sororities and which works with several educational institutions to help at-risk youth develop a love and appreciation for education and the performing arts.

Tim Carthon, GASA Founder

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