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Small Businesses Need Us!!

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Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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We have good news and need your help! The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership is excited to share that thanks to a generous grant from the Verizon Foundation, we are expanding our Small Businesses Need Us program to provide hands-on, capacity-building assistance to thousands of small business owners across the country who have been effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are especially focused on making sure that black and Latinx business owners are being supported through this initiative.

We need your help with spreading the word to get business professionals involved as volunteers. During each event, Volunteer-Business Owner pairings are moved into individual breakout rooms to work on a specific deliverable for the duration of a 2-hour online Small Business Hackathon event. Each event has a single theme. We provide easy-to-use templates for the deliverables so there is virtually no advance work needed.

We are in need of volunteers for our upcoming dates in late September/early October as follows:
Financial Projections - 194 slots open
Competitive Analysis - 99 slots open
Social Media Marketing - 99 slots open
Website Review/UX - 149 slots open

We are trying to get the slots filled by 9/17/21 and would love to have you and your team join us!

Small Business Needs Us...still! Together, we can make a difference.

Thank you for your support.

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About Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership


550 Broad Street, 15th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help high potential entrepreneurs from underserved communities gain access to the knowledge, networks, and capital necessary to succeed in business.


The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), founded in 2002, is an independent, not-for-profit 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. We believe that our efforts to support small businesses can stimulate an entrepreneurial spirit within the community-at-large and empower residents to realize their collective potential.

Race & Ethnicity


Tue Sep 28, 2021 - Mon Dec 27, 2021


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • SWOT / GAP Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Accounting
  • Web Design / UX
  • Social Media / Blogging


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 20
  • Each event is only 2 hours. We are asking business experts to sign up for 3, 2-hour events - that's only 6 hours to make an incredible impact on 3 small businesses. However, if you can only do one...we'll take it!
  • Professional experience and/or training in the selected project is required, as is the ability to meet via video conference (stable internet connection, computer/laptop, and distraction-free work space).

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