L. Brian Jenkins, MA, Founder and President of Entrenuity, NFP, and StartingUp BusinessSolutions, Inc., has successfully provided entrepreneurship education and training, small business coaching and development, and scalable business ownership opportunities for over 20 years in Chicago, nationally, and abroad.


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IFF Features Entrenuity

IFF–the largest nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the midwest–featured the Entrenuity Michigan Ave project in their news blog.

World Bus Chicago

World Business Chicago, in partnership with CIBC and SomerCor, presents the inaugural Black and Latino Excellence Investment Summit.

CBS Chicago

"Black-owned and operated craft coffee shop Overflow Coffee works to expand, as founder seeks to inspire entrepreneurs." Marissa Perlman, CBSChicago


Overflow Coffee earned a shout-out from SomerCor President & CEO, Manny Flores on WGN’s People to People program with Micah Materre.



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Entrenuity Featured in Morgan Stanley Report

The Morgan Stanley Philanthropy Management team developed Mind the Gap: A Guide to Advancing Racial Equity Through Philanthropy to provide an actionable framework for clients to identify tangible ways in which they can integrate a racial equity lens into their charitable giving.


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LBJ Featured in Wheaton Alumni Magazine

When L. Brian Jenkins M.A. ’93, completed his master’s degree in theology at the Wheaton College Graduate School, he had a passion for urban ministry. But his career found an unexpected intersection with entrepreneurship education.


BNC–independent, minority-owned, 24/7 cable news programming created “by people of color for people of color"–talks to L. Brian Jenkins about supporting Black, Latinx and Women entrepreneurs.




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LBJ in Authority Magazine

Yitzi Weiner--“Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator--interviews L. Brian Jenkins as part of his series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact.”





LBJ/Entrenuity in Chicago SUNTimes

L. Brian Jenkins has spent more than 20 years helping Black, Latino, and female
entrepreneurs in Chicago.

Zachary Clingenpeel | Sun-Times





Overflow Coffee in Chicago Reader

The building at 1449 S. Michigan, once the headquarters of the groundbreaking recording company Vee-Jay Records, is now home to Overflow Coffee.





Overflow Coffee featured in Chicago Defender

Overflow Coffee Overflow, newly relocated in the former building of historically acclaimed Vee-Jay Records, hosts the Overflow After Dark concert series featuring hometown Chicago artists.



Entrenuity on NBC5

Natalie Martinez with NBC5 News interviews L. Brian Jenkins on the relaunch of Overflow Coffee and Mox.E Coworking in the new Entrenuity headquarters at 1449 S Michigan Ave--formerly the home of the historic Vee-Jay Records.





Entrenuity on Fox 32

Joanie Lum with FOX32 News interviews L. Brian Jenkins on the launch of Mox.E Coworking and Overflow Coffee in the South Loop.






Mox.E Chicago

Entrenuity's new space offers Black, LatinX and Women entrepreneurs and business owners, workspace and resources so they can launch, grow and scale their businesses. Through these endeavors, they hope to impact Chicago communities towards greater economic change and hope.



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Powered by Entrenuity

Overflow Coffee and the Common Cup are specialty coffee shops in the South Loop and Rogers Park neighborhoods, owned by Entrenuity. Mox.E Coworking is a program of Entrenuity, providing workspace and capital connections for entrepreneurs. StartingUp Now (SUN) provides solution-based tools entrepreneurs can use to attain their goals and successfully build their businesses. Know More Nonprofits is a book with related workshops.