Richland Library welcomes Entrepreneur-in-Residence

June 27, 2022

Meet LLE Construction Group President and CEO Lasenta Lewis-Ellis

Richland Library announced our next Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Lasenta Lewis-Ellis.

A graduate of Midlands Technical College, the University of South Carolina, and Webster University, Lewis-Ellis is the President and CEO of LLE Construction Group, LLC.

Lewis-Ellis is no stranger to Richland Library, this Summer EiR residency will be Ellis’ encore performance with the library, with a focus on Sidepreneurship (20 hours or less focus on your business). This type of business is sometimes called a Side Hustle or Side Gig.

Lewis-Ellis will host five one-on-one Small Business Coaching appointments each week at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street), answering questions and sharing her knowledge about business and self-employment.

In addition, she will host EiR Presents: Sidepreneurship: Carving Out a New Business While Working a Job and EiR Presents: Sidepreneurship – May I Pick Your Brain? Both programs will explore ways to capitalize on your talents and skills all while maintaining a job and growing your business. To secure your spot, registration is required.

Lewis-Ellis’ residency will run through the end of August 2022.

The Summer EiR program is made possible by the generous support of the City of Columbia, Office of Business Opportunities. Richland Library created EiR to remove barriers and level the playing field for diverse entrepreneurs.

For questions, please contact Anika Thomas at 803-530-4621 or email [email protected].


About Richland Library

Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.