E3 Business Group is a national non-profit agency headquartered in Jacksonville, FL which has two main purposes. 1) Provide mentoring, coaching, and support to aspiring entrepreneurs in order to give them the skills, mindset, and resources they need to achieve their business goals. 2) Encourage these entrepreneurs to utilize their skills and talents to become leaders within the neighborhoods and communities where they do business and live. The key to this is E3’s focus on the success of each member and the their passion areas. Each entrepreneur is empowered to affect change with the issues they feel strongly about. Members have tackled health disparities like infant mortality; worked to support parenting; become advocates for education, juvenile justice, homelessness, employment, domestic violence, racism, to name a few. E3 gives entrepreneurs the bandwidth to build their business AND their influence in their city or state.
Mission: To develop entrepreneurs with the mindset, skills, and processes which allows them to create successful businesses while building themselves into successful leaders within their neighborhoods, communities and personal lives.
Methodology: The E3 Business Group utilizes a combination of workshops, events, and outreach partnerships to share E3
concepts and build relationships with entrepreneurs across the country.
When like minded community organizations or corporations are identified the group works to build partnerships which provide resources and opportunities for business growth. E3 works to align create programming or events which help promote and reinforce key goals and objectives. E3’s strength lies in its freedom to approach issues in creative ways and to leverage relationships around the country to tackle issues of importance.
Initiatives: Entrepreneurs are also called upon to take ownership of issues which affect communities where their businesses are located. By becoming agents of change on issues which affect consumers, E3 member businesses gain customer loyalty, improved branding, and recognition as a business leader who is in touch with its market base. E3 has worked around the country on projects or as partners with educational institutions, chambers of commerce and government agencies to provide realistic guidance and innovative approaches to business start-up, product development, business expansion, and team building. Examples of E3 partners within the community include school systems, government initiatives, community groups, Empowerment Zones, Small Business Development Centers, and local Chambers of Commerce. Programs developed by E3 to create an environment of learning and positive enrichment for youth and aspiring entrepreneurs includes E3 Youth Achievement in Technology, LifeSTEPs, Accuse Yourself of Success and the nationally recognized Real Talk… Real Change ™ Series.
Vision: To create 5000 entrepreneurs across the globe in the next 5 years who understand and apply the principles of E3 consistently in all aspects of their lives affecting change in their communities, building strong personal relationships, and achieving their vision of business success.