TENNESSEE ENTREPRENEUR INITIATIVE

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Maimonides

EMERGENCY HELP!

The covid-19 shutdowns have been devastating to small business owners! They have just been hit with the most challenging set of circumstances since the 2008 crisis.

 

We remember it well because we emerged successfully from it and we are hand-holding business owners through the covid crisis as we speak. 

 

YOU can be a part of helping them survive!

 

Partner with us to save Tennessee's small business owners!

A federal check is not near enough to save small businesses! That money will come and go. In order to sustain and rebuild their businesses, they need guidance from someone who has "been there"! 

Your Sponsorship provides them with FULL Access to The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community that will give them every tool they need and all the support they need to make it through this tough time! 

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WE ENVISION:

QUICKER RECOVERY RATES FOR TENNESSEE BUSINESSES!

FEWER FAILURE RATES & MORE SUCCESS STORIES!

A STABILIZED ECONOMY AND SERIOUS REDUCTION IN UNEMPLOYMENT RATES!

Entrepreneurs don't need another "course" or "workshop". They need day-to-day, interactive support for their pressing questions and they need the motivation to keep going on those hard days when they just want to quit.  ESPECIALLY after covid-19! 

Corporations are always looking for ways to get close to small business owners and stand out among their competitors. By providing business owners with real-world help to their silent struggle and having a new way to build a relationship with them in an impactful way, we suspect this should do the trick.

We speak "entrepreneur", we've been there, and we are uniquely qualified to coach them through this unprecedented period of economic challenges! 

- Diane Canada

OUR STORY:

I'm Diane Canada and I met Michael Dermer, founder of The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community, in the Autumn of 2019. We immediately clicked because we share unusually profound compassion for entrepreneurs.

 

We have both been serial entrepreneurs, ourselves, and had each overcame the 2008 economic crisis as business owners and emerged successfully. We both even wrote books about our lessons in resiliency!

 

We were each helping entrepreneurs, as clients, in similar ways, with me in Nashville as a Business Consultant and Professional Speaker and Michael in New York with his successful online learning community and also as an author and Professional Speaker.

 

We began to brainstorm on ways to work together towards a common goal of helping as many entrepreneurs as we possibly can to not fail.​

One night, around 3am, the idea of TEI was divinely downloaded on me and we immediately began to build it out! ​Enlisting the help of the corporate and philanthropic community to invest in thousands of Tennessee's small business owners by sponsoring them into Michael's well-established business learning community, The Lonely Entrepreneur, could only end well for everyone. 

Done Deal

THE WAR FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

Competition is fierce to win the small business customer. It's hard to get their attention. They likely see you as just another company trying to "sell" them something.

 

Earning the role of "trusted advisor" to an entrepreneur is like gold. 

Tennessee corporations can win the hearts of small business owners by teaming with us to offer an unprecedented & FREE solution to their struggle...

 

HELP US HELP THEM!

Lyneir Richardson, Former Head of Economic Development for Presidential Candidate Cory Booker Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED). Chief Executive Officer - The Chicago TREND Corporation (A MacArthur Foundation and Chicago Community Trust funded social enterprise aiming to stimulate retail development and accelerate neighborhood transformation.)

Entrepreneurship is essential to economic growth in our communities. Successful urban entrepreneurs constantly leverage new skills and knowledge.  The Lonely Entrepreneur and its Learning Community provide educational resources and ongoing support to diverse individuals in all socioeconomic circles. I believe that the The Lonely Entrepreneur platform will enable us to reach our goal of helping a 1,000 urban entrepreneurs get to $1 million in annual revenue.

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