Jeff Lerner went from a broke jazz musician to a $100 million online salesman. His story and social media reach inspired millions to take control of their lives and transform their lives around his "3Ps of Success" (Physical. Personal. & Professional).
After a decade of building businesses that exceeded 8 figures, and landing twice on the INC 5000 twice, Jeff decided to focus his efforts on creating the first university of higher education exclusively for entrepreneurs. He founded ENTRE Institute in 2019, where more than 150,000 students learned how to build a modern business. This was Jeff's second INC 5000 company and third appearance on the list.
Entresoft, which quickly became the most popular suite of small business software on the Internet, was Jeff's vision in 2021.
Jeff began his interest in entrepreneurship in his 20s as a pianist who was frequently hired to play for successful CEOs and business owners. After several failed ventures including a restaurant franchise, which left him with half a million dollars of debt, he finally found success online in 2008 at the age of 29. He paid off all that debt in just 18 months.
While he is busy with speaking engagements and media appearances, he also works day-to-day at ENTRE. He hosts a top 100 podcast for business, grows his YouTube channel and works on his first book, "Escaping The Broken System", which BenBella Books will publish in Fall 2022.
He is married and a father to four children. However, he still plays the piano for about an hour each day.