|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Education||Bachelor of Fine Arts|
|Alma mater||University of Houston|
|Known for||Founding multiple businesses|
Jeff Lerner (born March 1, 1979; Houston, TX) is an American serial entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, influencer, and pianist. He is the founder of Entre Institute, that provides guidance to entrepreneurs on how to expand their businesses in the digital world. Lerner is considered a prolific founder who is known for his problem-solving approach and has built multiple businesses that have well over 8 figures of income.
After establishing himself as an authority in founding startups, Lerner focused on then shifted his attention to establishing the world's first institution of advanced learning dedicated entirely to entrepreneurs. In 2019, he established ENTRE Institute, which has helped over 150,000 students how to start a business. Lerner’s vision of providing coaching to entrepreneurs has transformed ENTRE Institute to secure a strong position of learning institute for entrepreneurs.
Lerner’s companies have been recognized by INC magazine and three of them were named in the INC 5000 list. He speaks at conferences and industry events on the topics of entrepreneurship and education. In 2021, Lerner launched Entresoft, a full suite of business tools and in a very short period of time, it became one of the most well-known business management software packages available for smaller companies. He also hosts a top 100 business podcast on his YouTube channel.
Early life and education
During his twenties, Lerner worked as a pianist and was often asked to perform for wealthy CEOs and company leaders as a pianist. It took almost a decade of effort for him to achieve success, but when he was 29 he finally discovered internet success after many decades of trying and numerous unsuccessful businesses. One of those had left him $500,000 in debt, which he paid off In just 18 months.
Lerner initially started his digital entrepreneurial career at age 23. Within 3 years, he was making six figures in income from his businesses. He was then consumed by his fascination with the enterprise, and as a result, he decided he wanted to found an internet company but wasn't sure how to get it started at first.
He is a successful digital entrepreneur, who currently spends his time educating others on how to be successful in business and has inspired others to follow his lead. After over a decade of successful internet companies which had a combined valuation of over $100 million and earning a spot on the INC 5000 twice, Lerner now concentrates on motivating and teaching entrepreneurs. Well over 150,000 students are being taught entrepreneurial skills by him through ENTRE Institute from 2018.
He founded 2:20 Investment Group, LLC, a real-estate focused company that owns a number of properties in several states including Texas, Utah, Georgia, and Ohio. He has also founded companies including, WHAMmobile, a mobile marketing company; Xurli, Digital Agency and software company; Entresoft, a full suite of business tools; and Entre Institute.
Jeff started working for himself in his early 20s by providing entertainment for wealthy CEOs and company leaders as a pianist. It took almost a decade of effort for him to achieve success, but when he was 29, he finally discovered internet success after many years of trying and numerous unsuccessful businesses.One of those had left him $500,000 in debt, which he paid off in just 18 months.
He has also announced that he is writing a book that will be released in 2022.
He enjoys spending time with his four children and his wife. He enjoys playing the piano as often as he is able to fit it into his schedule.
In the media
- "A Pianist Turned Entrepreneur: Jeff Lerner Was Ready To Do Whatever It Took To Make Himself Successful". finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
- "Honest Jeff Lerner Review". The Good Men Project. 2 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
- "Entre Institute Reviews Show Jeff Lerner's Course is the Best Training Online". LA Progressive. 22 August 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
- "Jeff Lerner Reviews Show He is the Ultimate Businessman!". Santa Clarita Valley Signal. 27 August 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
- TechBullion, Angela Scott-Briggs (30 August 2021). "Entre Institute Reviews All Say the Training is Amazing". TechBullion. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
- "Jeff Lerner Reviews: Only Good Things". Vanguard News. 24 August 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.