OnDeck CEO Noah Breslow joins Tea By Two co-owners Janet Meyers (l) and Erin Bradley (c) to celebrate the success of their small business in Bel Air, Maryland.
OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), which offers online lending to small business, today (June 20) announced the launch of a national “Summer of Small Business” campaign spotlighting the achievements of small business owners.
As part of the summer-long effort, CEO Noah Breslow will travel across the country to meet with and detail the personal journeys of small businesses to raise awareness of how critical access to financing is to their survival.
The OnDeck campaign on behalf of small business owners will run from June to September and will feature digital, social, and content updates from the road as Breslow visits customers from coast to coast.
The company has launched a dedicated hub within its Small Business Resource Center to capture the visits throughout the summer. The hub will also include commentary and insight from small business owners, tips, resources, and important news on issues impacting small businesses.
Small businesses, according to OnDeck, are the backbone of the U.S. economy. They account for more than 99% of all U.S. firms and employ over half of all workers.
More than half of American businesses have fewer than five employees and nearly three-quarters have fewer than 10 employees. Small businesses, especially younger firms, are the main sources of new job creation for Americans. Since 1995, small businesses have created two out of every three net new jobs for the U.S economy.