Lendio Sponsors Coast to Coast Bike Tour to Highlight Small Businesses Across America

2 min read • Jun 03, 2014 • Ty Kiisel

A team of entrepreneurs will bike across America to tell the story of small-business owners and showcase what makes them successful

Lendio, the online leader* in helping small business owners secure financing, is sponsoring a bicycle tour designed to highlight small businesses across the country and teach people how to create their own small business.

Michael Glauser is the director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. He and a film crew will bike to more than 100 small businesses in 100 towns from Oregon to Virginia this summer to raise awareness about what makes America’s small businesses so valuable to the US economy and to teach others how to create their own small business.

“We are going to take an extremely close-up look at some of our most successful small business owners in small town America,” said Glauser. “Our goal is to focus on how the owners are building their extraordinary companies, making a significant difference in their towns, and exemplifying critical keys to successful venturing.”

Glauser and his team will film the bike trip and interview small business owners along the way for a documentary on small business in America.  They are funding this documentary and journey with a Kickstarter campaign.

Lendio works with small business owners across the country to help them find the financing necessary to grow their businesses and succeed. The company provides a free online service that helps businesses find the right type of loan within minutes.

“About 75 percent of all new jobs created in the United States are the result of a small business,” said Brock Blake, CEO of Lendio. “In fact, almost 50 percent of the workforce works for a small business so it’s important to educate people on the important role these businesses play in our economy. This bike tour and subsequent documentary will go a long way to teaching and creating the necessary awareness.”

On Lendio’s platform, a small business owner answers five simple questions and within minutes is connected to a list of potential lenders that are interested in working with them.  This service is free to all small business owners.

For more information on the company or to create a free profile, visit www.lendio.com.  For updates about the bike tour visit theLendio Facebook page.

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About Lendio:

Lendio, the #1 small business lending platform*, provides an online services that help businesses and lenders work together. Lendio makes business loans simple by matching qualified small business owners with active banks, credit unions, and other lending sources.

*Based on volume of monthly visitors reported by Compete.com.


Ty Kiisel

Small business evangelist and veteran of over 30 years in the trenches of Main Street business, Ty makes small business financing and trends accessible in common sense language devoid of the jargon.