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Together we can help save small businesses.

For Volunteers

Welcome, Team SBMI

Use your professional expertise to help save small businesses

We invite you to join this initiative to support businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort will especially serve resource-scarce communities of color that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. While medical professionals are on the front line saving lives, we are asking business professionals to join together to save our small businesses.

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

Complete the sign up form and select
your dates.

Schedule a 15-min onboarding call with an IFEL Team Member.

Watch the orientation video or attend a virtual orientation.

We need expertise in these areas:

Financial Projections

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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Donate to support this cause

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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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