North Shore Bank: Funds tools for 10 Black entrepreneurs to start and grow local businesses

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – North Shore Bank today announced a partnership with The Lonely Entrepreneur, a  non-profit that empowers current and aspiring Black entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools and support  needed to start and grow a business. Through its call for applications, North Shore Bank will provide funding  for ten Black entrepreneurs to receive one year of free access to The Lonely Entrepreneur’s “Learning  Community.” 

The Learning Community provides 24/7 community access to other entrepreneurs, group coaching  with experts, 350 learning modules, hundreds of templates needed for business growth, hundreds of vendor  reviews and discounts, and those 10 funded through North Shore Bank will also have a dedicated North Shore  Bank Commercial Banker to answer questions and offer solutions to help grow their businesses.  

“With our own mission of uplifting our neighbors and helping them succeed, we knew we wanted to  support The Lonely Entrepreneur’s mission of empowering Black entrepreneurs within our community. We  know there are so many deserving entrepreneur’s that would benefit from these resources, and we look  forward to seeing the success of the ten chosen this year,” said Margaret Capper, senior vice president of  Commercial Lending at North Shore Bank. 

Black entrepreneurs can apply at by Oct. 15  to be considered. With the goal to empower 100,000 Black entrepreneurs, as of Sept. 2021, more than 18,000  emerging businesses nationwide have access to and have benefited from the Learning Community. 

North Shore Bank, headquartered in Brookfield, is a mutual savings bank and has assets of over $2.5  billion and 45 offices throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Wisconsin locations are in metro  Milwaukee, Germantown, Ozaukee County, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton, Menasha, Green Bay and surrounding  areas, Burlington, Union Grove, Muskego, and Door County. Locate a North Shore Bank office. You can also  connect with the bank on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.