MEI 15th Anniversary

The mission of the Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute, Incorporated (MEI) is to assist entrepreneurs in reaching their business dreams through culturally relevant education, bilingual consulting, and technical assistance in the areas of digital marketing, business development and sales, and chief financial officer functions including taxation strategies, financial analysis, and consulting.

La misión del Instituto Empresarial Multicultural Incorporado es asistir a emprendedores a lograr sus sueños empresariales a través de educación , consultoría  bilingüe y asistencia técnica en las áreas de mercadeo digital , desarrollo de negocios y ventas y servicios de jefe de asesoría financiera incluyendo estrategias para reducción de impuestos, análisis financiero y consultoría.



To foster economic wealth creation practices among all individuals wishing to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.


Social Responsibility


Marketing Services – Research – Branding – Web and Social Media
Training – Finance – Marketing – Entrepreneurship and Accounting
CFO Services – Financial Analysis, Taxation reduction strategies

Back Office Support – Bookkeeping – Accounting System Set up- Taxes – Payroll Services and QuickBooks Consulting

About Our President

nelson soler addressing the press

Nelson Soler is an innovative entrepreneur who has founded three for-profit and three non-profit organizations. Soler has utilized his educational and advocacy capacities to facilitate the formation of more than a six thousand two hundred enterprises in Wisconsin. He is an active adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Thousands of individuals have benefited from Soler’s entrepreneurship, accounting, nonprofit management, and marketing expertise. Soler’s accomplishments received recognition by the national and local media. As a result of that recognition, Soler received the United States Small Business Administration Award from the State of Wisconsin in 2007. 2009 Nelson Soler was named the Chamber Executive of the Year for Region 4(IA, IN, IL, KY, OH, MN, MI, and WI) by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Soler was also named the 2011 UMOS Hispanic Man of the Year for his contributions to the advancement of Latinos. He received an Individual Inner City Award from the Greater Milwaukee Committee. In 2012, the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee named Soler the Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally, Soler has been named the Inspirational Entrepreneur of 2017 by Bizstars and received the Community Business Development Award in 2018 by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Recently, in 2020, Nelson Soler was named one of the 39th most influential Latinos in Wisconsin by the Madison 365, and in 2023, he received a Community Leadership Award from El Conquistador Newspaper.

Soler has a diverse professional experience in banking, government, international business, mining equipment manufacturing, academia, real estate, and the electric utility industry. He has led teams in business development, global sales and documentation, ERP systems upgrades, corporate communications, policy development, venture financing, nonprofit fundraising, microlending, public policy making, and training.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (01) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (01) from the State University of New York of Buffalo, a Masters in Business Administration (93), and a Masters in International Business and Marketing (99) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Soler is also a graduate of the Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program (03) and the Associates in Commercial Real Estate Program (08) from Marquette University. Additionally, he holds a Wisconsin Real Estate Broker’s License, a Next Level Entrepreneurial Instructor Certification, an Economic Development Financial Professional designation, an Enrolled Agent Designation by the US Department of Treasury, and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification. In 2023, Nelson Soler completed a doctorate in philosophy studies in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University. His dissertation titled ” Individuals and Contextual Factors Affecting Latino and Hispanic Entrepreneurial Success in Wisconsin ” was published in ProQuest.

Soler’s community involvements include Commissioner of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, President and CEO of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of SE Wisconsin, Executive Founding Director of the Latino Entrepreneurial Network of Southeastern Wisconsin; Founder of the LEN LULAC Chapter, and Advisory Council Member for Wisconsin  Bank and Trust; Member; Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce; Member, African American Chamber; and Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.

– Milwaukee County SBE Certification

– City of Milwaukee OSBD Certification

– Quickbooks Payroll ProAdvisor


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