In the left hand, we have nearly half-a-million small business owners in Tennessee. Of those, half will fail, according to the stats. Many are solo-preneurs, most are stuck and can't seem to scale, they are time-bankrupt, often drowning in overwhelm, and don't know who to trust.
In the right hand, we have corporations and philanthropists who are trying to get the attention of the small business owner, they are looking for meaningful ways to invest in their local communities, and they have social, diversity, and engagement goals to meet.
TEI solves the problems in both hands...and it's so simple!
WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER
SHORTER LEARNING CURVE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
FEWER FAILURE RATES & MORE SUCCESS STORIES
HAPPIER OWNERS BUILDING THRIVING CULTURES
Tennessee corporations win the hearts of small business owners by offering an unprecedented solution to their daily struggles...sponsoring a select number of them, from very diverse backgrounds, into our Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community.
This is not a course! It's a day-to-day and interactive sidekick, offering the knowledge, tools, and live support that entrepreneurs need, in a one-stop-shop.
THE CHALLENGES FOR CORPORATIONS
THE WAR FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
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.
EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT, ENGAGEMENT, & RETENTION GOALS
Recruiting, engaging, and retaining key employees is harder than ever for corporate leaders. Employers must become savvier in how they go about this in order to stay competitive and relevant.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EFFORTS
Both clientele and employees are watching closely to see what corporations are doing to give back to the community in a meaningful way. It's difficult to do this, at scale, and make a real impact, rather than just checking another box.
THE STRUGGLE FOR ENTREPRENEURS
There is no shortage of information for entrepreneurs online, but it's disorganized, it's a la carte, and hard to get specific answers in a hurry.
Entrepreneurs don't need another "course", they need access to knowledge, tools, AND live support, at their fingertips, in order to get out of the red, scale and create jobs.
SO MUCH NOISE
Entrepreneurs are inundated with vendors and service providers vying for their attention. Everyone is trying to "sell" them something. It's overwhelming and it's hard to know who to trust.
They will award their business to those who sincerely understand, who prove they care, and who will help them get their ball down the field.
Not only does an entrepreneur need to be great at offering their product or service, but they have to wear all of the business hats. It's hard, lonely, and it's tempting to just "go back to their day job".
Most entrepreneurs try and appear to have it all "together", but the truth is that many are hanging on by a thread.
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