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Lendio, SBE Council Form New Partnership for Small Business Owners

March 14, 2016, 08:00 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

Lendio, the nation’s leading marketplace for small business loans, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), a leading advocacy and education organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and strong small business growth, today announced a partnership designed to support the funding needs of more than 100,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs.

The current process of accessing growing or working capital continues to be a challenge for small business owners. Together, Lendio and the SBE Council will jointly provide support and resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs, helping them access the capital required to compete, grow and survive.

“We are thrilled to partner with one of the leading advocacy groups for small business owners – a group largely in need of diverse loan options,” said Brock Blake, CEO and co-founder, Lendio. “This partnership recognizes a new level of commitment from both Lendio and the SBE Council, enhancing our shared efforts in building a stronger business community. We look forward to providing SBE Council’s membership base with access to educated funding thus enabling them to compete in today’s marketplace.”

Lendio brings together a diverse group of more than 75 vetted lenders and small business owners to access capital in an online marketplace. Using Lendio’s platform, SBE Council members, made up of a diverse customer base across varying industries, will be matched to lenders best suited to their funding needs.

“Our strategic partners are essential in helping us offer small business owners the resources they need to tackle important issues that affect their viability and growth,” said Karen Kerrigan, CEO and president, SBE Council. “Lendio is a trusted platform that has a terrific reputation of matching experienced lenders with like-minded small businesses and we couldn’t be more excited to join forces with them. We anticipate both ecosystems will benefit greatly from our alignment in providing solutions to best serve our members.”

Moreover, Lendio and the SBE Council are committed to providing entrepreneurs with education surrounding funding options. The SBE Council will host an educational webinar featuring Blake on Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will outline how small business owners can take advantage of Lendio’s array of options through its lending platform. Register for the webinar here.

To learn more about SBE Council and its resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses, please visit

Lendio is a free online service that helps business owners find the right small business loans within minutes. The center of small business lending, our passion is fueling the American Dream by uniting the small business loan industry and bringing all options together in one place, from short-term specialty financing to long-term low-interest traditional loans.

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