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The Entrepreneur Bootcamp and Certification Program presented by the National Entrepreneurs Association and Comerica Bank is an intense 9 week course that helps entrepreneurs understand entrepreneurship from A to Z. Our graduates are to be commended for the level of commitment, hard work and sacrifice they demonstrated while completing this program. They are now NEA Certified Entrepreneurs which means they:

  • Possess specialized knowledge about entrepreneurship.

  • Exemplify leadership qualities found in successful entrepreneurs.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of small business financials. 

  • Have the ability to focus, set goals and achieve them.

  • Understand the importance of ethics in business.

  • Are supported by a community of like minded entrepreneurs.

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About the Graduates

The individuals who make up Cohort One represent a diverse group of entrepreneurs from across the country with 50% based in Michigan which is where NEA is currently headquartered. They are a diverse group of professionals with 74% being women and 26% men. They represent a variety of industries including insurance, law, real estate, financial, apparel, coaching, consulting, food and more. Most are late stage start ups with a few seasoned entrepreneurs mixed in. 80% are working on their first business ventures while others have had businesses before. Participating in this program will help these entrepreneurs fill in the blanks so that they can go on to build thriving businesses.

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Van Allen

Van Allen Video/Audio Productions

Southfield Michigan

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Rhonda Stewart

Revenue Cycle Revolution

Wildwood Missouri

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Jvonna Holliday

Purple Pooch Palace of Perfection

Detroit Michigan

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Naynette Kennett, PhD

Tri State Behavioral Health Services

Kennesaw Georgia

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Clarene Mitchell

TCM Communications

Mequon Wisconsin 


Tisha Hammond

Ascent Small Business Promotion, LLC

Northville Michigan

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Jeremy Jackson

Fairy Circle Garden

Wylie Texas

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Tonya Barry

MLogical Enterprise LLC

Clinton Township Michigan


Tina Williams

QT Business Solutions

Southfield Michigan 


Victoria Barbee

Leash Bling

Birmingham Michigan 

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Regina C. Hall

Enlighten Heart Services, LLC

Farmington Hills Michigan

Colette Hughes

Virtual Real Estate Services, LLC

Sterling Heights Michigan

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Robin Mack

Shining Light Works

Southfield Michigan

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Jacqueline McCollum

Global Hues, LLC

Lansing Michigan

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Yolanda Monahan


Portage Indiana

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Angelo Austin

Preeminence Inc

Redford Michigan 

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Kaimanaonalani (Kai) Makekau

Health & Wealth Unleashed

Waianae Hawaii

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CaTyra Polland

Love For Words

Rochester New York

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Milton Putnam

Complete Dominance

Detroit Michigan

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Tiara Baity

Fruit Queens

Palmetto Florida

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Joan M Woods-Rashid

Pivotal Philanthropic Consulting LLC

Charlotte North Carolina

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Don Wilson

Civil Benefits Group

Southfield Michigan

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Dr. Jakia Maria

Jay's Naturals 

Louisville Kentucky

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Jermaine Wyrick, JD

Fathers Justice Law, LLC

Taylor Michigan

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James Mack

Mack Success Group

Southfield Michigan

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Tillia Monier

Upper Hand English Tutoring

Detroit Michigan


Tresa Fore

Fore, LLC

Oak Park Michigan

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