Dr. ZaLonya Allen is an amazing powerhouse for entrepreneurs in the southeast Michigan area. Dr. Allen has created the South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association (SEMEA), a platform for business owners to learn, connect and support...teaching us how to have profitable businesses, become powerful leaders while being great stewards of our organizations and responsible citizens in our communities. I am honored to call her a colleague and humbled to call her a friend. Bernadette Johnson, Speaker, Author and Leadership Consultant

When I met Dr. Allen I did not even have a business card now my business is up and running. Dr. Allen is patient and has the foresight to see what you need to go to the next level. She is a woman of her word. When she says something, it’s done! I attend a mastermind group that she facilitates and it has really helped me personally and professionally.

Louise Carter, Wardrobe/Image Consultant and Owner of Carter InStyle Image

From the first day I stepped into the door, SEMEA gave me a boost! I developed great networking skills and received the support I needed to grow my business. I met a member who helped me finance my business and another member who helped me develop greater confidence and the mastermind meetings are brilliant. I am pumped up after every meeting. I would be a fool not to take advantage of all the opportunities SEMEA has to offer! Kevin Williams, Owner of All Skill Construction

I have been in business for 30 years and I have never come across a group like the South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association. I feel like I fit in. Willie Quin, Business Consultant at E Quin Consulting

It was better than I expected. Excellent accommodations, excellent speaker, high quality entrepreneurs in attendance, great networking, delightful refreshments, very helpful information. Great program overall. Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
Will Sears, Sales Professional

Being able to work with a group of like-minded individuals like the ones in SEMEA will give me an advantage. Teamwork was a key part of being successful on the playing field and it will play an important role in being successful in the business world.
Lomas Brown, Former Detroit Lion & Super Bowl Champion 

I am really impressed both with the quality of speakers, but also the other members. I am looking forward to future events.

Erin Bonahoom, Attorney 

Great association. Glad to have made the connection. Made great connections and contacts on my first visit. Can see it will be a big benefit to me and my business. Lisa Boinais, Real Estate Investor

Since becoming a member of SEMEA I have experienced both personal and professional growth. The relationships I have been able to forge have been invaluable. I am continually impressed by the collective knowledge base of the members. I have experienced the most growth through mastermind. Those meeting have required me to take a deep dive into my purpose as it relates to my business. They have renewed my entrepreneurial spirit! Milton Duerod, Broker/Owner at Motion Realty 

The director was passionate, the speaker was highly engaging and charismatic, and the other guests were all very friendly. Everyone seemed genuinely enthusiastic about helping each other grow, and not just getting what they could out of each other, which is always nice. Zachary Wolfe, Grey Wolfe Publishing

I strongly believe SEMEA is positioning itself to lead current and future entrepreneurs through any economic time.
Kevin S. Pappert, Vice President of Operations at Prosperity Funding Solutions

The South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association helps small businesses grow via monthly meetings, networking events, mastermind groups, workshops and seminars. I have participated in a number of the events... I am impressed with their success." Galina Zwerlein, Owner at Remote Business Solutions

Dr. Allen your meeting exceeded my expectations! Your speaker was great! I would like to join SEMEA...Please let me know how we can make this happen! Edward Allon, Partner, B2B CFO

SEMEA is an excellent resource for entrepreneurs who are looking to network, learn and promote their products. SEMEA puts on fabulous events. I have been to numerous events such as mixers and expos and will not miss the next one.
Minesh Baxi, Speaker, Author and Business Coach

The best networking I've done came from SEMEA and I only attended one meeting!
Angelita Thomas, Owner at Soul Purpose

You did an outstanding job putting together the Entrepreneurs Forum. Your talk was dynamic and so informative. I appreciate your energy and I look forward to coming to the next SEMEA meeting.
Andi Sklar, Send Out Cards 

The Entrepreneurs Forum was great! You guys did an amazing job!
Anna Russo, Owner at Success Strategies

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