[2021] – The Southland Development Authority (SDA) announces the launch of an innovative pilot program in partnership with Lonely Entrepreneur, a leading platform in entrepreneurial education and support. This collaboration aims to enhance entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, addressing challenges in the ever-evolving business landscape.

Founded by Michael Dermer, The Lonely Entrepreneur provides resources and guidance to entrepreneurs facing the unique challenges of starting and growing a business. They offer a Learning Community, where members have access to knowledge, tools, ongoing support, and a community of entrepreneurs. Additionally, they provide Sidekick Consulting for personalized, one-on-one consulting on both business and personal issues entrepreneurs face. The organization is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of their journey, offering tailored solutions based on personal experience and expertise. For more details, you can visit their website here.

Lonely Entrepreneur’s comprehensive approach, encompassing education, consulting, and community support, is at the forefront of this program. Entrepreneurs participating in this pilot will have access to a wide range of resources and tools, tailored to foster growth and success in their ventures.

The program leverages Lonely Entrepreneur’s Learning Community, one-on-one consulting, and various business tools and templates. This initiative is a testament to the commitment of both SDA and Lonely Entrepreneur in nurturing entrepreneurial talent and contributing to economic growth.

For more details on the program and application process, please visit Lonely Entrepreneur’s website or visit this link to sign up.

About Southland Development Authority

The Southland Development Authority is a nonprofit business organization launched in 2019 by business, civic, and political leaders from around the Southland who recognize the potential of the region’s people, businesses, and real estate. Our mission is to bring the resources and capacity needed to achieve transformative, inclusive economic growth for the south suburbs with a focus on investments in the Southland’s communities, industry, housing, and workforce.

We work steadfastly to connect Southland business owners, investors, and individuals with key resources to operate and thrive in the region, from equipping mid-size and small businesses in our Business Growth services Program with customized advice and consulting services, to helping local residents access the tools needed to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. With a deep institutional knowledge of the Southland’s people, markets, and history and our multifaceted, experienced team, the Southland Development Authority is a powerful partner for any individual, business, or investor.

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