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Entrepreneurs want results. But we all feel overwhelmed and confused about what to do (and what not to do) and where to find the right answers. Answers to questions like…how do I drive more revenue? Close sales faster? Stand out from the crowd? Raise money quicker? Maximize cash? Manage the pressure? Deal with my people? Learn what I need to know? The list seems endless.

Information for us entrepreneurs is everywhere – but it is disorganized and makes it hard to find the right answers.  We’ve changed all that to help you. It’s why Michael – who lived through the struggle and became a pioneer in healthcare – wrote the book and created The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community™ – to give you one place for answers.

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Our Learning Community is your one stop shop for answers.

We created a framework that organizes information and learning into the 12 business and personal areas you need to know with:

150 Learning Modules

150 Learning modules organized around the 12 key business and personal areas you need to know


Online community of fellow entrepreneurs to share, learn and grow from our collective journeys

Weekly Workshops

Weekly live video workshops conducted by founder and fellow entrepreneur Michael Dermer

Daily Reminders

Daily tips and insights to your inbox to keep you learning the most important things every day

Tools and Templates

Forms, templates, agreements and tools to help you with the tasks you need to advance your business

Vendor Reviews

Reviews of the key tools, software and solutions you need to manage and grow your business

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Michael went left when everyone else went right. It worked. Now his mission is to help you bring your passion to life.

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The story of guts, grit and the journey from struggle to success that can help all entrepreneurs realize their passion.

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Michael coaches a select group of innovative and passionate entrepreneurs who are looking to launch or grow their businesses.

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What do your fellow entrepreneurs think?

Joshua N.

Just finished the courses in the Community. Overall, this was amazing. The material was outstanding. My favorite section was “people” because that’s where I learned the most. But, there were so many resources, which was what made this great. The documents and spreadsheets were a valuable addition to the sections. Thank you so much for creating this. I was always searching for the best books for entrepreneurs until I found The Lonely Entrepreneur.

Janice R.

I wish found you a year ago. There we so many mistakes that I made trying to figure everything out on my own. I knew I had a good idea – but it was so hard to figure out the most important things to do.  Once I came across your perspective of the day and then the Community, it all started to make sense.  The daily perspectives are my first read of the day and their entrepreneur podcasts get into the real stuff that we all go through as entrepreneurs trying to make it each day.

Michelle S.

I get so much advice from friends and family that just don’t understand. Being an entrepreneur seems sexy, but being a success as an entrepreneur is different. I wish that I could share your perspective with so many of my friends and fellow entrepreneurs. I read the daily perspectives every day and the Community is a constant guide for me when I look for answers.  We all have our entrepreneur ideas, but without a roadmap like the Community it is hard to connect the dots.

Jane T.

I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is an issue that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. Most of the time I am just looking through entrepreneur quotes and trying to see how to apply them to my business. I’m very happy that I came across this during my hunt for something concerning this. I feel like I have a better chance of success as an entrepreneur thanks to what I learn here.

Robert S.

You have become my morning coffee and my afternoon snack. Every morning at 9 a.m. I get the daily perspective. It is obvious that you guys know what it is like to be in our shoes as entrepreneurs. And each afternoon I take a few minutes to go through a lesson in the Community. The organization of the Community is great and it really helps me understand the different elements of a business and how it all first together. I used to turn to so many entrepreneur books and now TLE is my go to resource.

Ayala V.

When I read “passion and grit is not enough” I thought to myself, “these guys really understand.” It really is as you say “about being a better entrepreneur each day.” I feel like I now have a sidekick that gives me a better chance to create a business that can be my career and lead to the lifestyle and independence I want.  It’s one thing to work hard. It’s another to feel like everything is making sense and your effort is all going in the right direction.  I feel like my chances of success as an entrepreneur go up every day because of The Lonely Entrepreneur.