LIFT Development Enterprise has a mission to help underserved, under represented small business owners overcome challenges faced by lack of access to capital and relevant resources to increase business capacity and expand job base.
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
We are successful entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs achieve success. We are an accelerator with direct funding sources. Our programs guide founders through the process of achieving accelerated growth through curriculum, hands-on assignments and expert coaching. Finally we conclude with competitive pitch presentations to allow the business owner to advance to higher level of support and resources.
WHO WE SERVE
Our programs focus on assisting under served and under represented established small businesses generating at least six figures in revenues.
We have a special focus on those businesses led by women, ethnic minorities, military veterans and those located in low to moderate income areas.
REAL SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH = ZEBRA BUSINESS
We define a “zebra business” as one that caters to a niche market with aspirations to dominate it so that other businesses cannot copy it. By excelling in this market, business owners transform into leaders within their community and continue to grow their relationships with customers. It is necessary to evolve and adapt to the current market trends to further develop such relationships that will lead to a sustainable business. Businesses that are considered “hamsters” (driven by consumer needs, but end up overwhelmed to keep up with the demand), “sheeps” (copies other ideas and use cheaper prices as a key tactic), or “donkeys” (struggles, but is too stubborn to charge the current business model) in the market are struggling to keep their doors open. Through our Bootcamps and Challenges, business owners will learn what key factors to evaluate and change, if necessary, on a weekly basis to not only maintain their revenue, but to witness exponential growth and evolve to a “zebra”.
With LIFT Development structure programs, our support team, funding ecosystem, and our subject matter experts, established small business owners can learn the key tools for accelerated growth. We are working hard to expand our programs and meaningfully broaden our impact with companies and business owners. You are an important part of our story here and prove that with relevant strategies, expert support, and commitment to execution, you can make a positive impact in your target markets and communities. We are so proud of all our program alumni and will use these newsletters to highlight one of their “zebra transformation” success stories.
WE’LL CONTINUE TO BE THE “FUSE” TO IGNITE YOUR GROWTH ENGINE
Please remember, our support does not end with graduation day and we are available to connect you to right resources to support your growth plan. Be on the lookout for announcement about our new “FUUUSE” community, an online Eco-system to help power sustainable growth for us under-served businesses. This announcement will include an invite to special membership. This will be our community engagement platform to connect and continue on the journey of exponential growth with other like-minded entrepreneurs and fellow cohorts in a centralized, safe space. As always, we are excited to have you as part of our growing community of entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers and supporters.
Here at LIFT Development Enterprises and Founders First, we wish you continued success moving forward!