Black Entrepreneurs Initiative

Get Free Access to the Tools You Need

North Shore Bank is committed to providing what’s needed to empower Black entrepreneurs for success. If you are self-determined to achieve the goals that you have defined for yourself and interested in building entrepreneur skills that take you where you want to be, apply today.
This is your opportunity to gain free access to a Learning Community that can help you begin and grow your business. The Black Entrepreneur Initiative gives you the tools, knowledge, and support needed to succeed – and North Shore Bank will award ten entrepreneurs with a one year license to gain access to this powerful, one-stop shop for all your needs.

Get Free Access

Apply to be one of ten Black entrepreneurs who will have access to the knowledge, tools, and support needed for you to succeed, including:
  • 24/7 Community Access to get answers to your questions and connect with other entrepreneurs, like you.
  • Group Coaching gives you access to speak with experts that save you time and money.
  • Knowledge from 350 key learning modules on the business and personal issues that you face.
  • 100s of Templates that you need to grow your business.
  • 100s of Vendor Reviews and Discounts from the vendors you need for success.
  • Financing Sources for you to fund your business, including loans, grants, angel investment, incubator funding, and venture capital.
  • Dedicated North Shore Bank Commercial Banker to answer your questions, and offer solutions with our competitively  priced products.

Apply Now

Complete this form by October 15, 2021 for your chance to receive free entry to The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community. Once our selection committee has chosen the ten Black entrepreneurs who will receive free access to a wealth of resources for a year, they will be contacted by North Shore Bank.

Application deadline is October 15, 2021. Must be 18 years old and winners must agree to and comply with The Lonely Entrepreneur’s Community Guidelines and User Agreement, as well as North Shore Bank’s Official Prize Drawing Rules.

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If you know an entrepreneur who could use free access to this resourceful community, please email them a link to this page or share it with them through social media.
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Entrepreneur Success Stories

Black entrepreneurs are succeeding every day as a result of the Black Entrepreneur Initiative. Hear from some of them here

Learn more

Thanks for taking the time to check out this great opportunity. If you are interested in learning more about the Black Entrepreneur Initiative (BEI), here’s some additional information.
The goal of the Black Entrepreneur Initiative (501c3) is to empower 100,000 Black entrepreneurs by giving them the skills and support they need to start or grow a business. This is done by providing Black men and women with free access to The Lonely Entrepreneur Learning Community platform – called the Learning Community.
For more information, visit the BEI website ( and watch this short video on the initiative.