Small business aficionados and entrepreneurs are likely familiar with the MSNBC network’s weekend business program Your Business, which airs Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m. ET, repeating the following Saturday at 5:30 a.m. ET. Hosted by JJ Ramberg, every week, the show highlights innovative small businesses and features experts on entrepreneurship, including Black Enterprise’s own Alfred Edmond, Jr., SVP and editor-at-large.
Ramberg is putting forth her own entrepreneurial endeavor, Fetch by Goodshop—an e-commerce platform that gives you significant savings on some of your favorite retail brands, including Gap, Walmart, Victoria’s Secret, travel brands, and more.
“Let’s just say, you’re going to buy a sweater from the Gap. Simply go to gap.com, and Fetch will automatically provide you with a list of money saving offers. It’s that easy,” Ramberg says.
Fetch is a browser plugin, which we tested it with Chrome; it does not seem to support Microsoft Edge, currently. With this plugin, you can go to an online store and search a database of more than 500,000 coupons and deals.
The bonus of using Goodshop is that, as you shop, you can choose from more than 100,000 causes, and a percentage of what you spend online will be donated to that organization at no extra cost. These charities span a variety of causes, including cancer awareness, animal welfare, assistance for victims of domestic violence, and also organizations centered on the African American community, such as 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Young Black Scholars, and the African American Heritage Foundation. To date, Goodshop has raised more than $12 million for a variety of causes and campaigns.
“JJ has a heart for entrepreneurship,” says Edmond. “We are both entrepreneur geeks.” JJ, a Stanford Business School graduate, launched Goodshop while serving as MSNBC’s longest-running female show host.
Edmond says that, unlike many business journalists that have never actually launched their own businesses, JJ has valuable insight into entrepreneurship, because she walks the same path.