In June 2016, OFN launched Venturize, a public awareness campaign designed to help small business owners make empowered decisions when seeking financing for their businesses. The campaign achieved its goals of generating 75 million impressions and reaching 330,000 small businesses through its educational platform Venturize.org.

OFN is now excited to report that Small Business Majority—whose mission is to empower America's entrepreneurs to build a thriving and inclusive economy—is leading Venturize into its next phase to provide even more resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners including connecting them to responsible lenders and business assistance providers. Venturize will be incorporated into Small Business Majority’s existing Entrepreneurship Program, which debuted in 2015 to help small businesses gain access to critical resources on issues like responsible lending, retirement, healthcare and other benefits.

OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah said “Venturize is a natural extension of the great work the Small Business Majority already does to connect entrepreneurs to responsible capital. The potential for continued platform enhancement and audience growth is tremendous and we are cheering them on.”

OFN is grateful to Small Business Majority for their early and ongoing support of Venturize and can’t wait to see what’s in store. Here’s to a bright and impactful future for Venturize!

 

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