Lendio Launches Faces of Main Street

3 min read • Nov 29, 2014 • Burke Alder

28 Million Small Businesses to Be Honored as Lendio Launches “Faces of Main Street”, Showcasing Entrepreneurs & Their Journey towards fulfilling the American Dream

 New site honoring American small business owners and entrepreneurs launches on Small Business Saturday showcasing stories and photos of those most responsible for small business growth

SALT LAKE CITY, November 29, 2014Lendio, the center of small business lending and the leading website that helps business owners find the right loan in minutes, launched Faces of Main Street today with the mission of telling the inspiring stories of the 28 million small business owners and entrepreneurs in America. Since small businesses serve as the backbone of the American economy, Lendio will use the site as a way to honor the lives, the struggles and the success stories of millions of business owners across America.

“Faces of Main Street is our tribute to the inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and small business owners who make our nation so great. We believe that every story needs to be told and we are on a mission to do this through Faces of Main Street,” said Brock Blake, founder and CEO of Lendio.

The website will act as a storytelling platform for American small business owners, encouraging and inspiring other entrepreneurs to continue to strive for the American Dream. All small business owners, photographers, and business supporters across the country are invited to help and share business stories at no cost. Everyone who knows a small business owner can get involved in the Faces of Main Street mission here.

“At Lendio we hear stories of small business owners daily that are changing their communities and the US economy as a whole,” says Brock. “We created Faces of Main Street for business owners, photographers and those with a passion for the businesses in their communities to join with us sharing stories in minutes through our user friendly site with the goal of telling all 28 million stories.”

Derek Ellis, the founder of National Athletic Institute, highlighted on Faces of Main Street as story number 7 of 28 million, said, “Our organization exists to advocate for our US able-bodied and para-athletes and to fund their direct training needs. We are committed to providing these opportunities for both youth and elite athletes. Telling their unique stories is a part of our DNA. We are excited about Faces of Main Street and the uplifting stories we’ll read. We are honored that our story appears on Faces of Main Street.”

“While you can inspire the nation with one story, our goal is to inspire the nation with millions of them showcased on Faces of Main Street,” said Burke Alder, VP of Marketing at Lendio.

Faces of Main Street will share an inspiring small business story daily through their social media channels. To follow these stories in real-time. Follow Faces of Main Street social channels here.

For more information on the Faces of Main Street visit www.facesofmainstreet.com

Additional Resources:

The Faces of Main Street Mission




About Faces of Main Street:

Faces of Main Street powered by Lendio is a website dedicated to the mission of telling the inspiring stories of the 28 million small business owners and entrepreneurs of America. Faces of Main Street is a tribute to the American business dream of courage, determination, and hard work. Business owners, photographers, and business supporters can submit inspiring business stories and help inspire the nation. For more information visit www.facesofmainstreet.com

About Lendio:

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. Our technology makes small business lending simple, decreasing the amount of time and effort it takes to secure funding. For more information visit www.lendio.com


Burke Alder

Burke is passionate about strengthening America through small business and entrepreneurial growth. He has spent over 20 years in the pursuit of learning, developing, and executing principles and strategies that drive high-performance and explosive business growth. Burke writes about business financing, leadership, marketing, teamwork, and productivity. You can follow Burke on twitter here.