Delivering what small business
owners deserve.

The vast majority of American small businesses employ fewer than ten people.
Yet there aren’t many long-term learning resources dedicated to their success.

So, one man decided to change that.

His name was Joe Calihan.

Through a lifetime of hard work, Joe became a successful entrepreneur and community leader. He credited much of his success to the advice, support and street-smart wisdom he received in his YPO peer group. Through his experience Joe realized that this was a resource all small-business owners deserved, but few could access. From that point on, building a peer model of educational success for small businesses became his mission.

Entrepreneurs Forever sprang from Joe’s vision in 2014. Since then, it has helped more than 1,000 small business owners across the nation gain the confidence and competence to succeed for themselves, their families and their communities.

Just what Joe wanted.

Our mission is to equalize economic opportunity by connecting often-overlooked small business owners with the peers, skills and support they need to succeed.

We believe you thrive in the presence of a like-minded community.
We believe learning builds confidence and quickens success.
We believe trust is the cornerstone of everything.
We believe in making a significant and measurable impact for all.

We believe in you.

The impact we make.

$85K average increase in revenue for our
members

By the end of 2020, the averageEntrepreneurs Forever business:
• Grew revenue by 31%
• Grew owner compensation by 85%
• Grew employment to 4 staff members

$11M in projected
member business revenue

Entrepreneurs Forever 2020 projected program-wide impact: $11,191,215 in member businesses revenue.

55% of members more than doubled their owner compensation.

In 2020, 55% of Entrepreneurs Forever members increased their owner compensation from an average $20,551 to $48,415, dramatically moving them above the U.S. poverty threshold of $26,500 for a family of four.

43% of members nearly
doubled staff and part-time help.

In 2020, 43% of Entrepreneurs Forever members expanded their employment of full-time, part-time or contract staff support from an average of 2.4 to 5.7 employees and/or contractors.

Results that speak for themselves.

What small business owners just like you are saying about Entrepreneurs Forever.

Advice on problems I had run into in my business and the safe space to talk about the ups and downs of being a business owner.

Stephanie Soares  |  Owner, Cape Cod Be Fit |  Hyannis, MA

Support through the often-lonely world of entrepreneurship.

Laura Totin Codori  |  Owner, Worm Return |  Pittsburgh, PA

Learning and growing under the tutelage of an experienced business mentor.  Being able to ask questions of our peers and share knowledge across different sectors of business.

Katie Heldstab  |  Owner, Leona's   |  Pittsburgh, PA

Getting input from other business owners to address entrepreneurial challenges.  Also provides time to focus on the business and needs aside from the daily grind of work.

Gerrod Winston |  Owner, Winston Design + Development |  Pittsburgh, PA

Experience in action: meet our team.

AJ Drexler

Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Fitting

Small Business Specialist

Ashley Fitzemeyer

Community Director, Massachusetts

Barb Moore

VP of Programming

Carrie Denny

Program Coordinator

Catherine Jones

Membership Director

Harold Behar

Small Business Specialist

Jay Schmitt

VP of Finance & Operations

Katie Outon McMahon

Program Director

LaToya Johnson-Rainey

Small Business Specialist

Marlon Kerner

Community Director, Western New York

Terry Doloughty

Small Business Specialist

Advice at the highest level:
meet our board members.

Jeremy Resnick,
Board Chair

Founder, Propel Schools and Innovation Fellow, Propel Schools Foundation

AJ Drexler

CEO, Mansmann Foundation

Gail Goodman

Chief Product Officer
and Co-founder, Pepperlane

LaToya Johnson-Rainey

Founder and Owner, A Hair Boutique

Susie Quesada

President, Ramar Foods International

Himanshu Sareen

Founder and CEO, Icreon Tech

Susan Valverde

Chief Franchise Operations Officer, Sylvan Learning