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EforAll: Helping Small Businesses Through Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that aims to accelerate economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities. EforAll works with individuals who may be in the idea stage or looking to pivot and grow an existing business.

“Cisco has a commitment to support non-profit organizations that leverage technology to ensure an inclusive future for all,” said Charu Adesnik, deputy director of the Cisco Foundation, and manager of the economic empowerment investment portfolio for Cisco and the Cisco Foundation. “EforAll’s mission is to partner with communities nationwide to help under-represented residents successfully start and grow a business. The power of their model is clear: EforAll’s highly diverse alumni are starting a wide range of local businesses, creating jobs, and stimulating community level economic development. Cisco is a proud supporter of EforAll in their work to replicate their model to other U.S. cities, scale to reach more people, and empower more aspiring entrepreneurs.”

David Parker, CEO of EforAll, says the organization partners with communities nationwide to help under-represented individuals successfully start and grow their own business. Under David’s leadership, EforAll has grown from serving one community in 2010, to nine by the end of 2019. It offers programs in both English and Spanish, and it has just opened its first site outside of Massachusetts, in Longmont, Colorado.

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