Small Businesses Need Us

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Together we can help save small businesses.

 

Welcome Santander

Use your professional expertise to help save small businesses

The majority of small businesses are ill-equipped to sustain through a crisis the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic leaving many of them now fighting for their lives. We are facing an existential threat to the small business sector and the jobs that they create. Business owners are seeing their life savings and their only source of income getting washed away before their very eyes. Many feel helpless and hopeless. These feelings are especially acute among black and Hispanic entrepreneurs that were already struggling before the added burden of this crisis. Government aid alone is not going to be enough.

Santander, we are asking you to carve out a few hours to use your professional skills to support businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While medical professionals are on the front lines saving lives, business professionals must join together to save our small businesses. Together, we can pave the way for economic recovery. 

Sign up to Volunteer

 All work is done remotely by phone and video conferencing. 
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We can use whatever time you have available:

  • Work on a short project

  • Contribute a set number of hours per week

  •  Answer questions online

  • Offer a webinar or free business services

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:

Accounting

Administrative support

Bookkeeping

Business model reinvention

Copy writing/Content development

Culinary arts/Restaurant management

Human resources

Legal

Loan packaging

Marketing

Merchandising

Operations

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

Technology

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. 
Questions?
Contact Melissa Parker at 973-353-0610x121 or melissa@weareifel.org
This program is funded in part by a grant from Santander Bank, N.A.

We're All In This Together

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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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