GROW Spotlight: Ivra Bassett, owner, Ivra Bassett Agency

The GROW program at Bounce supports both aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs as they bring their ideas to life. The program focuses on minorities and women. 

One recent participant, Ivra Bassett, owner of an insurance company, says the MORTAR program has given him many ideas about how to improve his business and the steps he needs to take to build a strong foundation.

The 15-week business accelerator program helped him create a business plan and organize his marketing efforts. And he credits the program for helping him find the right marketing combination.

Ivra’s found his core strengths reside in meeting and connecting with people. During the 2020 pandemic, thanks to Bounce, Ivra learned to use social media to connect with groups who might use his services. For instance, he got involved with people on social media who want to be real estate investors, so he started to have conversations about helping them cover their investment property, and then the conversation progressed to personal property and life insurance.

Ivra now shares with other entrepreneurs that if they are doing something that’s successful, keep doing it, but know there’s always the MORTAR program to give them an idea of a spark that could lead them to greater success.