The Institute of Entrepreneurship & Leadership (IEL) seeks to end poverty through entrepreneurship by developing entrepreneur-leaders through best in class training and providing help with venture incubation and acceleration.
The Entrepreneur-Leader Manifesto
Entrepreneurship is a key to ending poverty and ensuring the long-term survival of a nation. Entrepreneur-Leaders use commerce to usher solutions that solves problems and meets the needs of others.
End poverty through entrepreneurship.
1. Develop nations of entrepreneur-leaders who through commerce ushers solutions that solves problems and meets the needs of others
2. Provide holistic entrepreneurship training and tools for businesses to succeed
Our Core Values – 5 Pillars of Entrepreneurship
IEL is built on what we call the 5 Pillars of entrepreneurship:
I. Understand Money
- If people do not know how to handle their personal finances, they will have issues with their business finances.• As a fool and his money will surely part so it is important that entrepreneurs understand money and its place in their life.
- Generated wealth will not endure if wisdom is not exercised over the handling of finances.
II. Know Individual Purpose
- To be poor is to have lack and to have no hope of more.
- Poverty is a mindset with symptoms of lack and greed.
- Without a mindset change people will always need help and support, instead of becoming self-sufficient.
- Understanding that one can be a part of his/her own solution and discovering his/her place in society (one’s purpose) is a key to bringing about this mindset shift.
III. Start Businesses
- Once money is understood and purpose is known, now individuals will be able to start solid businesses – purpose-driven businesses.
- Businesses exist for two reasons and two reasons only…to solve problems and provide a platform for individuals to fulfill their life’s purpose. The better businesses are at doing these two things and telling others about them, the more money they will make.
IV. Run Businesses Effectively
Running a business is not the same as starting a business. The new businesses will now need support. Use processes that have already been tried and tested.
V. Leave a Legacy
- A wise person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children.
- The cycle of poverty will be ended by ensuring that the children of the once poor do not become poor.