Leo Kanell is a successful entrepreneur, author, and business coach who teaches entrepreneurs how to creatively secure affordable financing to fuel the growth of their new or existing business.

Leo Kanell | Published Author

He is the creator & author of The Business Funding Formula: How Entrepreneurs Are Jump Starting Their Businesses With Powerful Funding Strategies, which combines his knowledge of the best business funding products and lenders, as well as how entrepreneurs can qualify for both.

Leo Kanell discovered the idea for this book because of the work he was doing in his own life.  Leo wanted to determine what would help his own entrepreneurial endeavors receive the funding they needed to survive and thrive.  As he grew in knowledge and the application of that knowledge (wisdom), Leo made it his duty to teach these insights to entrepreneurs across the nation.  To verify the validity of his teachings, Leo earned scholarships to study finance at the University of Utah, as well as founded and grew multi-million dollar finance companies.  Alongside his team, Leo Kanell has helped his clients obtain a combined $150 million in funding.

Leo Kanell | Committed Philanthropist

Outside of his professional endeavors, Leo Kanell is a committed philanthropist who cares deeply about giving back to his community. As a member and supporter of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leo aims to help those who are in need in as many ways as he can.

As Leo Kanell contends, of all of the Master Teachers who have changed this world, it seems indisputable that Jesus Christ transformed our world for the better more so than any other person or individual. The result of his gospel and teachings is that over 2.2 Billion people around the globe today profess to be followers of his gospel of truths. In the New Testament, Jesus explains the type of people who are true followers of his gospel and how they will inherit the kingdom of God, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” These words have truly resonated with Leo and have inspired him to support causes that aim to address these issues.

Feed the Hungry

Of all of the organizations in the US that focus on feeding the hungry, Leo Kanell believes the local state and regional food banks make an exceptional effort to feed the hungry. Much of what they do to assist young families and children who are struggling to put food on the table is a very noble cause and consistently they do a nice job of making sure the majority of donations especially the food donations go directly to those in need. Giving food and money is a great start to any of your local food banks, but when you give of your time then you really create a powerful change in your local community.

According to Feeding America, there are 42 Million Americans who struggle to find enough food to subsist. When Leo Kanell heard of this statistic, his heart melted for those people and began giving his time to Food Banks.  There are countless adults and children who could benefit from our assistance with local Food Banks. If you are interested in donating, please check out this site to locate your nearest food bank.

A Stranger and Ye Took Me In (Homeless)

Leo Kanell thinks that while the exact numbers may differ based on the study, there are millions individuals, families, and worst of all, children, who are affected by homelessness at some point during the year. In areas where winters are harsh and living conditions are more challenging than we can imagine, it creates an even more dire situation. Although this is an issue prevalent around the world, there are likely many cases of homelessness within just a few miles of your home.

Thanks to the internet, it has never been easier to donate money, time, and resources to local homeless shelters. In Leo Kanell’s eyes, time is just as valuable, if not more valuable, than the money and resources that people can provide the homeless. If you are interested in donating your time or money to serve the homeless in your local community, please check out this website!

Naked and Ye Clothed Me

We are all aware of the local thrift shops where we can donate gently used clothing for those in need to purchase at a tremendous discount. Furthermore, Leo Kanell recommends you can also contact a local homeless shelter and scheduled a time to bring the specific clothing needed by the men, women, and children at the shelter. For more information on how you can help providing clothing to those in need, please check out this article.

Sick and Ye Visited Me

When it comes to visiting the sick, there are many ways we can help in a meaningful way. We probably all know someone who is a family member or friend that is ill and potentially hospitalized and needing of our help. Visiting these people is simply a matter of making an appointment or showing up to their bedside to let them know you care. Leo Kanell think that this can be especially worthwhile for children who are sick and in need. Consider contacting a local hospital to find children, elderly, or sick who would welcome a visit to read a book or simply just talk and enjoy a nice conversation. For the best advice on visiting the sick, please check out this article.

In Prison and Ye Came Unto Me

Leo Kanell knows that this can be difficult if you do not know someone who is imprisoned, however, there are opportunities for you to contribute and help those in need of assistance. If you have the time, you could teach classes to help prisoners learn new skills so that they have an easier time creating a business or securing employment when they are released. Consider contacting a local prison and asking them about the prospect of teaching a class to prisoners. For more information, please check out this article.