The Tennessee Entrepreneur Initiative Launches to Empower 10,000 Tennessee Entrepreneurs

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 7, 2020 - PRLog -- Diane Michel, founder of Nashville-based company Lady Like Leaders, Michael Dermer, founder of New York-based 501c3, The Lonely Entrepreneur, and Professional Development Educator, Tracy Davison have partnered to create the Tennessee Entrepreneur Initiative (TEI) to empower 10,000 current and future entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to succeed while helping Tennessee's corporate and philanthropic community to enhance their brands and meet their community, diversity, and social responsibility goals.

Of the nearly 500,000 entrepreneurs in Tennessee, 364,000 of those are "solopreneurs" and are highly susceptible to failure. As successful entrepreneurs themselves, Diane, Michael, and Tracy understand the unique struggle for small business owners, each having turned major setbacks into success.

Through this initiative, Tennessee's corporate and philanthropic community will "sponsor" 10,000 entrepreneurs to receive free access to The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community – an online platform that is a one-stop shop for the knowledge, tools and support individuals need to be successful entrepreneurs.  The Learning Community featured in national media outlets such as MSNBC and Forbes, and throughout the world, provides multiple ways for entrepreneurs to get answers to the business and personal challenges they face via online, digestible, and organized teaching vignettes, tools (100s of templates) and support (via interactive weekly coaching and an online community). The Learning Community drastically reduces the learning curve for Tennessee entrepreneurs and enables them to more easily overcome the numerous barriers to success and scale faster.

"We speak "entrepreneur" and understand the challenges of building a company on limited resources, the overwhelm in having to wear all of the hats and the sense of isolation," said Diane Michel. "This effort enables entrepreneurs to have a much better chance of success and for organizations to contribute to the success of our great state of Tennessee."

"TEI helps entrepreneurs through all stages of the process, whether they're in the dreaming, building, or growing phase. It's more than an initiative, it's a give-back movement," said Tray Davison. "How often does someone accomplish something great all alone? Everyone needs a champion. With TEI, more entrepreneurs will cross the finish line."

"Everyone understands the importance of the entrepreneur to the success of Tennessee and our nation," said Michael Dermer. With TEI, everyone wins. Entrepreneurs have a better chance of success. Companies and philanthropies can give back and meet their community and social responsibility goals. Most of all, Tennessee wins. What better way to positively impact Tennessee than by investing in entrepreneurs?"

A special TEI event will be held January 28, 2020, to inform and educate organizations on how they can empower entrepreneurial groups, including women, minority groups, musicians, youth, veterans, immigrants, formerly incarcerated, underprivileged, rural communities, and more.  For details, visit: (

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