Collaborate and Elevate was created to help other entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate professionals, non-profit organizations, universities, and students, get more value compared to the existing tools out there.
Not trying to throw shade, but we saw a problem relying on the giants like facebook/instagram, google ads, LinkedIn premium, etc. - to be able to help the small businesses that we saw in our community, so we rolled up our sleeves in March 2020 when the pandemic began and changed our focus.
Create something that every business owner can afford to try for one month.
A crazy thought, but I just wanted to help the restaurant owners, lawyers, real estate professionals, and other entrepreneurs I knew who were struggling because of the effects of the pandemic.
Today, we have helped hundreds of C&E members around the United States and other countries, including the Philippines, Canada, South America, England, and more! We are adding value to non-profit organizations in rural communities and helping college students connect with career opportunities. New membership tiers and Enterprise plans have been rolled out silently in early 2022 as we establish relationships. We have no plan to eliminate our entry membership, which is $4.95/month, which has enabled us to transform and change lives.
Our team has also been learning and building in web3/metaverse - see this article about one of our members' who launched Disrupt Art. Collaborate and Elevate connected these members (founder and web developer) to complete and build this NFT marketplace. I also have been living in Miami, attending numerous crypto events, including DCentral Miami, The North American Bitcoin Conference, and local NFT gatherings. Through these experiences, I am excited to share our own NFT community #diamondmakerclub💎. In addition, we are giving early members and supporters NFT's for every month they have been with us! You can view more about our NFT project and utility here at this link.
As the year progresses, we continue building out our tech stack, automating processes, and integrating artificial intelligence to improve and scale our operations. With over 200 active paying members since starting and retention over 90%, the entire Collaborate and Elevate team is humbled and grateful to continue to add value to other entrepreneurs and companies.
- Manny Larcher, founder
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