Promise Partners

Promise Partners

MISSION: To Empower our Members to achieve their Dream of Business Ownership 

Overall: We open unexpected doors to business ownership

What is Promise Partners:

Promise Partners helps those with entrepreneurial DNA and commitment achieve their dream of business ownership. We help less experienced members navigate their career paths towards the goal of business ownership. We help more experienced members buy existing companies or earn their way into ownership. Many other organizations help with start-ups. We are not aware of any other organization in the world that does what we do. To date, 49 members have become business owners. Many have said they could not have done it without us.

The Promise Partners Purpose & Mission:

Our mission is to empower our members to achieve their dream of business ownership!

Audience Promise Partners Serves:

Business professionals with Entrepreneurial DNA who are willing to make commitment and sacrifices to achieve the dream of business ownership.

Our strengths are serving people on the following paths to business ownership:

  1. “Find and buy”: Finding a company to acquire and run
  2. “Earn in”: Gain experience in a right hand man or woman role, that leads to becoming a part-owner.
  3. “Seasoned Start-Up”: Develop a new company based directly on relevant, prior-career sector experience

We are not well suited to assist start-up seedlings (brand new ventures) or those who have already become business owners.

  1. Start-up entrepreneurs are better served through organizations like JumpStart, Bounce, YBI, etc.
  2. Current business owners looking to improve operations at their companies are better served through organizations like Vistage, YPO, EO, coaches or dedicated consultants, etc



Learn from others who have been  there

The best way to achieve business ownership is to learn from others who have successfully become business owners and surround you with others currently on the pathway to ownership. New members can analyze their career path through the lens of their business ownership dream, and apply what they learn from others who have achieved it.


Promise Partners has helped 60 members become business owners "heroes" in 86 businesses.  Less than 2% of Americans owns a business compared to 24% of Promise Members.

Consider Unexpected Paths

Explore different paths to business ownership and navigate your individual journey.


2022-23 Upcoming Events

Save the Dates - more information coming soon!

  • Thursday, September 8, 2022 - Accounting Night
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 30th Anniversary Symposium
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022 - Quarterly Meeting
  • Thursday, January 12, 2023 - Banking Night
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 - Icarus Cup
  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 - Quarterly Meeting
  • Thursday, April 5, 2023 - Legal Night
  • Thursday, May 4, 2023 - Annual Meeting 

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"Achieving one's promise is the gift of a lifetime, endowing the human experience with nobility."
-Richard Osborne

Promise Partners Inc is a 501(c)(6) organization

Promise Partners Inc 

1120 Chester Avenue, Suite 470
Cleveland, OH 44114

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