BlueVine Announces U.S. Small Business Resilience Program
REDWOOD CITY, California, November 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – BlueVine, the leading provider of innovative financial services for small businesses, today announced the launch of its Sshopping center Business resilience Program, which is designed to celebrate the small businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation and courage throughout the pandemic. Small businesses are the emotional center of the US economy and they have been disproportionately affected by the events of the past eighteen months. In honor of Small Business Saturday today, companies can nominate their own for taking initiative while demonstrating exceptional leadership and optimism over the past year. Applications can be submitted through the BlueVine website and will close on December 31, 2021.
“Small businesses are at the heart of BlueVine and the pandemic has tested them in ways we never could have imagined,” said Eyal Lifshitz, CEO and Founder of BlueVine. “These small business owners around the world have overcome incredible obstacles and deserve to be recognized. We designed our Small Business Resilience Program as a way to spotlight the incredible stories of small business owners across the country and to give back.
A winner will be awarded a $ 10,000 awards and all other finalists will be recognized on BlueVine’s blog and social media. To apply, applicants must be the owner / operator and / or authorized agent of a qualifying small for-profit business, must be at least 18 years of age, or have reached the legal age of majority in their state of residence; applicants and their business must be located in United States, must have started their business before January 1, 2020 and operated their business throughout the pandemic, must be currently in business and must have at least 2 employees and no more than 250 employees. Applicants will be judged on their answers to the following questions:
- Leadership (400 words max): Explain and give examples of how you have demonstrated exceptional leadership. For example, have you gone above and beyond for your staff and clients? Have you inspired your staff during a time of uncertainty? Have you communicated updates regarding closures, COVID restrictions or layoffs calmly and clearly?
- Innovation (400 words max): Has your business found exciting new ways to stay in touch with staff or customers during the pandemic? Has your business leadership implemented new and original ideas to stay connected? Share examples or anecdotes to help our judges understand the impact of innovation.
- Grit (400 words max): Faced with so many obstacles, how did you manage to get out? What are the examples of perseverance that demonstrate your courage?
Judges will understand Eyal Lifshitz, CEO and co-founder of BlueVine, and Zack Miller, founder and editor-in-chief of Tearsheet. For a full list of rules and conditions, please see the Official Rules.
As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated in the United States, hundreds of thousands of small businesses have temporarily closed or suffered layoffs. At the heart of the Small Business Resilience Agenda are the unique stories of small business owners across the country, who, in the face of countless challenges, have shown resourcefulness, flexibility and left a positive impact on their lives. communities. If you are a small business owner who meets these criteria, BlueVine encourages you to apply on BlueVine’s website and help spread the word about the amazing work small businesses do.
BlueVine offers small and medium-sized businesses quick and easy access to financial services designed for them. BlueVine’s advanced online platform offers an intuitive and convenient solution designed to meet the banking and working capital needs of today’s business owners with a suite of products designed to meet the needs of your small business. . Situated at Redwood City, California, BlueVine has provided small and medium-sized businesses with access to more than $ 5 billion in financing and is backed by leading private and institutional investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, 83North, Citi Ventures, ION Crossover Partners, SVB Capital, Nationwide Insurance and M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Arm).
Director of Communications and Brand, BlueVine