Molson-Coors and The Lonely Entrepreneur (TLE), a New York-based non-profit that empowers individuals with entrepreneurial skills and support, have partnered to provide Black entrepreneurs free access to the knowledge, tools, and the ongoing support they need to start or grow a business.
Beginning this month, Molson-Coors will provide Black entrepreneurs with one-year free access to The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community – a one-stop-shop platform that provides entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and ongoing support they need. This is part of TLE’s Black Entrepreneur Initiative (BEI), which seeks to empower 100,000 current and aspiring Black entrepreneurs across the country.
“We want to thank Molson Coors for helping to turn entrepreneur dreams into reality for Black men and women across the nation. We hope to make a lasting and significant impact on their lives and their communities,” said Michael Dermer, Founder of The Lonely Entrepreneur.
The partnership will make its Learning Community platform available to the following organizations in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Denver:
• West Side United
• African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
• Sherman Phoenix
• Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce
• Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado
Entrepreneurs from each of these organizations will receive one-year free access to the Learning Community to help them advance their businesses.
“We’re thrilled to partner with The Lonely Entrepreneur to help advance its Black Entrepreneur Initiative,” said Michael Nordman, Senior Manager of Community Affairs at Molson Coors Beverage Company. “We are committed to championing diversity and supporting economic empowerment across our hometown communities and this will be a much-needed resource for Black business owners and entrepreneurs.”
Molson Coors is providing funding for the Black Entrepreneur Initiative through the company’s Project Justice program, which has collectively donated more than $3 million to support North American organizations dedicated to equity, empowerment, justice, and community building.
To learn more about the program or how to sponsor entrepreneurs in your community, visit, https://lonelyentrepreneur.org/BEI
Overview of Molson Coors Brewing Company
For over two centuries Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments. From Coors Light, Miller Lite, Molson Canadian, Carling, and Staropramen to Coors Banquet, Blue Moon Belgian White, Blue Moon LightSky, Vizzy, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Creemore Springs, Hop Valley and more, Molson Coors produces many beloved and iconic beer brands. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle as well. The company’s commitment to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities, and the environment is reflected in Our Imprint and our 2025 sustainability targets. To learn more about Molson Coors Beverage Company, visit molsoncoors.com, MolsonCoorsOurImprint.com or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors.
About the Black Entrepreneur Initiative
Founded by a multi-racial coalition of community and business leaders, the Black Entrepreneur Initiative is a nationwide program dedicated to offering 100,000 Black entrepreneurs’ access to foundational business-skill-building tools and resources delivered through The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community. The Black Entrepreneur Initiative is provided through the generous donations of corporate, philanthropic and community partners and is administered through the Lonely Entrepreneur’s non-profit. For more, please visit https://lonelyentrepreneur.org/bei
About The Lonely Entrepreneur 501(c)(3)
The Lonely Entrepreneur seeks to unlock the potential of 1 million entrepreneurs worldwide. The Lonely Entrepreneur empowers entrepreneurs and provides corporate, non-profit, social responsibility and community efforts to provide individuals the opportunity to acquire entrepreneurial skills and have a better chance of bringing their visions to life. For more, please visit https://lonelyentrepreneur.com/nonprofit