OnDeck (www.ondeck.com), the technology-powered Main Street lender, announced today their sponsorship of SCORE (www.score.org), America's premier source of free and confidential small business mentoring and advice. OnDeck's sponsorship will include providing original educational web content for both business owners and SCORE mentors to help them understand and navigate the quickly changing lending landscape.
Both OnDeck and SCORE share a passion for small business success. More than half a million entrepreneurs count on SCORE each year for free mentoring, resources and information about launching and growing small businesses. In 2013 alone, SCORE advised 124,000 businesses, which helped to create 67,000 jobs. And OnDeck recently released their Economic Impact Report, which estimated that $3.3 billion in business activity and 22,000 jobs have been created through OnDeck's loans to date.
"The partnership with SCORE was a natural fit for us," said Andrea Gellert, senior vice president of marketing, OnDeck. "We are both dedicated to empowering Main Street and providing valuable education content about the small business lending landscape."