October 11, 2023

Entrepreneurs Forever October Newsletter

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Refer a Small Business to Entrepreneurs Forever

You know how much value you get out of our program. Who else do you know who would benefit? Help us support more small businesses by referring your friends and colleagues who are also business owners … and maybe win a prize, too!  

Submit your referrals by November 6, and you'll be entered to win a $250 gift card.

You'll need their name, business name, contact info, including email, and, of course, their permission.

Get all of the details and the referral form here.

Eligible referrals for this drawing are business owners who reside/operate in Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Erie, Fayette, Indiana, Somerset, or Washington counties or Altoona, PA.


  • Will referring a business automatically mean they become a member? No. But, we will contact the businesses you refer with information about the Entrepreneurs Forever program and answer any questions they may have.
  • How many businesses can I refer? Entrepreneurs Forever members can refer an unlimited number of unique, eligible small businesses (up to $1M in annual revenue) for this drawing. Refer more eligible businesses for more chances to win!
  • Will businesses know I recommended them? YES! Please ensure you have permission for any business you recommend.

Refer a Business!

Friday, October 13 from 8:30-9:30 ET on Zoom

Know the 4 Ps of Marketing?

October’s Forever Forward Has the Info You Need

Get the 4-1-1 on the 4 Ps of Marketing in this month’s Forever Forward. You’ll learn how to work with Product, Price, Promotion, and Place to increase sales and snag new customers!

Register Now

Monday, October 23 from 4-5:30 ET on Zoom

Spooked by … Interns? Make Intern-Hiring Fear-Free in October’s Deep Dive

Amy Mosher Berry, CEO of Visions Internships and Entrepreneurs Forever member, has the info you’ll need to find, train, manage, and leverage interns! Bring your questions. Lose your fear.

Register Now

Thought you missed out?

You Can Still Watch “I Blew Up Sales by Going Online!”

Small Business Ecommerce Success:  Entrepreneurs Forever Member Roundtable In Good Company Sept 2023

Have you ever kicked yourself (figuratively, of course) for missing an In Good Company roundtable discussion? Good news: you can watch the Zoom recording afterward!

While you won’t be able to ask questions, you’ll still get all of the info and brilliance shared in these quarterly events featuring members of Entrepreneurs Forever.

Click the video above to watch now or Binge Our Videos on the Entrepreneurs Forever videos on our YouTube channel.

Answer October’s 1-QUESTION SURVEY

What’s Your Favorite Way to Communicate with YOUR Customers and Prospects?

Tell us in this month's 1-question survey!

Everyone has opinions about where customers are and what they respond to. But we want real answers from real business owners — that means YOU. So tell us: When you want to reach your customers, which tactic do you choose?

  1. Email
  2. Social media (Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok)
  3. U.S. mail
  4. Paid advertisements (online or traditional)
  5. Phone check-insI
  6. Other

Answer our 1-question survey today. We’ll publish the results in November!

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You Sure Told Us!

September’s 1-Question Survey Results

What did we learn when we asked, “What prompted you to finally start a business?”

It was unanimous — "I wasn't cut out for employee life!”

(That’s no surprise since we always knew you were the take-charge type!)

Answer October’s survey ⬆️ so we can learn even more about our members!

Wish your fitness wasn't quite so "routine?"

Meet Ashley Hoffman.

If you're in Pittsburgh and ready to mix up your fitness routine, it’s time to meet Entrepreneurs Forever member, Ashley Hoffman, and learn about her business, SweatNET Pittsburgh, where members have access to fitness classes, pop-up events, and exclusive discounts at local wellness spots, including spas, restaurants, and a variety of other self-care options.

A transplant to Pittsburgh from Seattle, Ashley became an active member of Entrepreneurs Forever's Pittsburgh peer group in July 2023. On her radar currently: membership sales, hiring, and whatever it takes to grow her business. Ashley is all-in on ramping up her business-owner skills ASAP — she’s also a member of the Small Business Development Center at Duquesne University.

Learn more about Ashley’s business, SweatNET Pittsburgh.

Member News

More Than 300 Business Owners Attend the Self-Made Entrepreneur Conference

We all know what can happen when you get a bunch of entrepreneurs in a Zoom. And in September, we found out what can happen when Entrepreneurs Forever member Jennifer Hernandez literally opened the doors to the first-ever Self Made Entrepreneurs Conference.  

Here’s a quick recap of the event.

  • More than 300 business owners attended
  • 50+ exhibitors in the Entrepreneur Resource Center
  • FREE micro-mentoring sessions on finance, marketing, business planning, leadership and legal
  • Speed Networking
  • Keynotes: Dr. Satya Mitra and Mike Savage of Savage Secrets
  • Free headshots for personal branding

Do you have news you'd like to share with Entrepreneurs Forever members? Send details to info@e4ever.org


April 2, 2024

7 Small Businesses with a Big Green Impact!

7 Entrepreneurs Forever members and the small businesses they built that are making it easier than ever for their communities to go green.

February 7, 2024

Entrepreneurs Forever February Newsletter

What started as a $5.00 pamphlet of Buffalo, NY, Black-owned businesses has evolved into something completely unexpected: a life’s mission and sustainable business for owner Shantelle Patton.

January 8, 2024

Entrepreneurs Forever January Newsletter

January is a great time to make or update your business plan. Even if you’ve never had a plan…It isn’t too late and it doesn’t have to be all-consuming.


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