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Welcome Business Owners!

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Fostering an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for 20 Years

For Volunteers

For Entrepreneurs

As a small business owner, entrepreneur, or founder, we know that you wear many, if not all the "hats" in your business. We specialize in pairing business owners with the expertise needed to strengthen their business core, connecting entrepreneurs to networks of influence, and breaking down barriers that limit access to capital. Best of all, many services are FREE of charge due to grant support. To determine eligibility, complete the form, and we'll be in touch. 

Our Programs

It's easy to get involved and make a difference.

Tell us your area of expertise and how much time you can volunteer.

We match you with a small business that can use your expertise.

We provide easy to use project management and tracking tools. 

Make a difference for our small business community and help rebuild our economy.

We need expertise in many different areas:


Administrative support


Business model reinvention

Copy writing/Content development

Culinary arts/Restaurant management

Human resources


Loan packaging




Presentation development

Public relations

Real estate - commercial leasing

Real estate - development

Relationship development/Networking

Sales strategy/Sales training

Social media

Strategic consulting

Supply chain management


Website development

And more!

 Join the fight to save our small business community and stimulate our economy using your professional skills.

 All work is done remotely by phone and video conferencing. 
Is your company interested in supporting this initiative? Learn more about our corporate volunteer program.

We're All In This Together

The small businesses we love need our help to survive. 

Don't delay! Join the fight to save our small businesses.

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The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), founded in 2002, is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports economic development through entrepreneurship. We are experts in creating and implementing small business programming in support of larger economic development objectives. Our services and programs help ambitious “every day” entrepreneurs gain access to the knowledge, networks, and capital necessary to succeed in business.


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