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Together we can help save small businesses.

For Volunteers

Fall 2021 Small Business Hackathon Series

Use your professional expertise to help save small businesses

While medical professionals were on the front lines saving lives, business professionals must now join together to save our small businesses. Together, we can pave the way for economic recovery. 

 All work is done remotely by video conferencing. 
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It's easy to get involved and make a difference.

Sign up and select
your dates.

Schedule a 15-min onboarding call.

Watch our quick orientation video.

Roll up your sleeves and log on.

We need expertise in these areas:

Financial Projects

Social Media Marketing

Website Review/UX

Competitive Analysis

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

Contact Amanda at 973-353-0611x126 or

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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Small Businesses Need Us is funded in part by a generous grant from the Verizon Foundation.

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