Mavs business assist

As part of Mavs Take ACTION!, the Dallas Mavericks have partnered with The Lonely Entrepreneur (TLE) to develop the Mavs Business Assist program (MBA), which will empower 100 diverse entrepreneurs by giving them free access to the knowledge, tools and support they need to succeed and grow their businesses.

What is mavs business assist?

The Mavs Business Assist (MBA) program aims to help 100 minority entrepreneurs with resources from The Lonely Entrepreneur’s (TLE) application-based, online Learning Community as well as quarterly workshops held by Dallas Mavericks Executives, partners and TLE staff.  The program will culminate in a pitch competition in front of a panel of VIP judges. In addition, all 100 entrepreneurs will be featured in content and storytelling initiatives about their year-long journey.

Your One Stop Shop

The Learning Community is a one-stop shop every entrepreneur needs to grow their business with multiple application-based, hands-on resources, including:

Knowledge: 500 learning modules on business and personal issues entrepreneurs face.

Tools: 100s of templates (e.g., legal agreements) and reviews of vendors (e.g., CRM)

Ongoing Support: Online group coaching and the ability to get questions answered by the TLE team

Community: Interact with a global community of fellow entrepreneurs

150+ Funding Sources: Exposure to funding opportunities

50+ Vendor Vetting and Deals: Vetted vendors and deals (including some free services)

200+ Procurement Opportunities: Opportunities to offer services to larger companies.

Access: 24/7 access from any desktop or mobile device

How MBA will work

In conjunction with various DFW Chamber of Commerce organizations, entrepreneurs and minority-owned businesses in the DFW Metroplex are invited to apply using the application below. Following the application period, 100 entrepreneurs will be awarded access to the MBA program and invited to cohort sessions beginning in August 2022.

JULY 18, 2022

MBA Application opens - APPLY BELOW!

JULY 31, 2022

MBA Application closes


MBA Entrepreneurs Selected & Notified

August/September 2022

MBA Cohort Session 1

November/December 2022

MBA Cohort Session 2

January/February 2023

MBA Cohort Session 3

April/May 2023

MBA Cohort Session 4

July/Aug 2023

MBA Finals

The Lonely Entrepreneur (TLE) is a 501 (c)(3) that aims to close the disparity of access amongst entrepreneurs. TLE seeks to unlock the potential of entrepreneurs world-wide by helping them turn their passion into success by providing communities of every race, creed, gender and location with the knowledge, tools and support to start or grow a business.