OUR PROGRAMS IN ACTION
RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS TLE struck a groundbreaking partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports and its legendary #43 NASACR car. After Bubba Wallace’s on-track march on racial justice, Richard Petty adorned the famous #43 with The Lonely Entrepreneur and the Black Entrepreneur Initiative and agreed to support 4,300 Black entrepreneurs.
MAVS BUSINESS ASSIST PROGRAM As part of Mavs Take ACTION, the Dallas Mavericks partnered with The Lonely Entrepreneur to develop the Mavs Business Assist program (MBA), which will empower diverse entrepreneurs by giving them free access to the knowledge, tools and support they need to succeed and grow their businesses. The program was launched through the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce.
UPS IGNITE PROGRAM UPS has empowered hundreds of Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Asian, Women and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs as part of its Ignite program. The program was distributed through the National Urban League, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and National ACE.
OUR YOUNGEST ENTREPRENEUR: DORSEY FOUNDER OF AVA'S PET PALACE Dorsey started Ava’s Pet Palace when she was 8. Dorsey is now 15 years old. Today, she is one of the most active users of the Learning Community.
Providing support to the entrepreneurs is one way to empower community members for a pathway to a better tomorrow. The Lonely Entrepreneur’s partnership with Chicago based non-profit, Hustle Mommies is touring and empowering Mom owned businesses that are making a way for their communities, families and Mompreneuers nationwide.
ESPN CHAMPION BLACK BUSINESS
ESPN, in collaboration with the Undefeated, the NBA and ABC continue to promote Black-owned businesses and foster sustainable community impact as part of its Champion Black Business initiative.
The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community was provided to the Black entrepreneurs in the program. The program won the Best Diversity Program in 2022 from Andscape.
MAXIMUS AND WORKSPACE DEVELOPMENT Maximus, one of the nation’s leaders in providing governments with workforce solutions, partnered with TLE to make the Learning Community available to those on unemployment and making other life transitions.
MOLSON COORS SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE
Molson Coors Beverage Company partnered with TLE to provide its Black Entrepreneur Initiative to Black entrepreneurs across Chicago, Denver and Milwaukee.
In its second year, Molson Coors has now extended the program to the Greater Milwaukee Urban League.
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL TLE partnered with Children’s Hospital to encourage entrepreneurs addressing issues related to childhood healthcare. All participants received free access to the Learning Community.
MICROSOFT AND TLE EMPOWER LATINX ENTREPRENEURS
The Microsoft TechSpark program operates in six regions across the U.S. and in Juarez, Mexico. With digital transformation comes the need to drive social impact through digital equity – access to affordable digital skilling, connectivity, and devices. Microsoft is working with the community leaders to create digital skilling ecosystems.
CARES ACT Fort Bend Entrepreneur Initiative: a partnership with The Carter Brothers - Dr. Sterling L. Carter & Stephen Levi Carter, MBA - twin entrepreneurs and authors of the Amazon best-seller DOUBLE YOUR SUCCESS: Principles to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Business to empower 10,000 current and aspiring Houston entrepreneurs.
ONE COLUMBUS/ICE MILLER PARTNERSHIP One Columbus and Ice Miller partnered with TLE to provide the Black Entrepreneur Initiative to Black entrepreneurs in the Columbus, Ohio region with the goal of empowering African American entrepreneurs with business knowledge, tools and support.