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‘Bet On Yourself’ Sponsored by Intuit TurboTax and QuickBooks

Today marks the launch of season 1 of the original groundbreaking Bet On Yourself Acast podcast series, hosted by all-star Raptors Player Fred VanVleet, alongside his business-savvy mentor and co-host Derek Folk, Chief Operating Officer of Folk Williams Financial Management. As part of the slam-dunk partnership with the Toronto Raptors and the NBA, Intuit TurboTax alongside Intuit QuickBooks, are the official sponsors of the 12-episode series.

The podcast features 12 up-and-coming BIPOC entrepreneurs from different industries who are eager to take their business to the next level. Fred and Derek share their journey and use their expertise to help each entrepreneur improve their business. Each episode is filled to the brim with valuable learnings on several topics including raising capital, gaining mentorship, and overcoming setbacks.

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Before becoming an NBA Champion and the highest-paid undrafted player in NBA history, Fred was considered an underdog. His remarkable story resonates with many fans across Canada and it started because he bet on himself from the beginning. With his new podcast, Fred hopes to inspire the next wave of entrepreneurs to dream big and bet on themselves.

Fred inspiring others to bet on themselves is perfectly aligned with Intuit’s mission to power prosperity and make financial freedom accessible to everyone. Whether you are self-employed, run a small business with employees, or simply need assistance with tax filing, our goal is to increase the financial literacy of podcast listeners and our customers.

To kick off season 1, Fred and Derek sit down with Nate Behar, Ottawa Redblacks Receiver and founder of FireWork. Nate grew up as an athlete and his passion for sports led him to build a digital platform for all kinds of athletes to connect with brands and secure successful partnerships. Throughout the episode, Nate touches on how his experiences from the sports world have helped him develop his business and the importance of being coachable as an entrepreneur.

Stay tuned for future episodes to hear more stories of resilience and success from the entrepreneurs and how TurboTax can be a part of your journey. If you are not 100% confident in your tax return and need a tax expert to review before you submit, or would prefer having a tax expert file your taxes for you, check out TurboTax Live Assist & Review or TurboTax Live Full Service. If you prefer to file your own taxes, check out our DIY product catalogue.

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