Columbus Chamber partners with SoMoLendAnnouncements — By Melanie McIntyre on December 24, 2012 at 8:00 am
SoMoLend will be the Columbus Chamber’s first recommendation for crowdfunding and featured on its website thanks to a new partnership between the two entities.
SoMoLend, headquartered in Cincinnati, is a debt-based crowdfunding platform designed to match small business borrowers with investors looking to make a return on investment. SoMoLend allows borrowers to obtain loans from friends, family, customers, community supporters, and interested organizations, as well as from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn connections.
“This region has a tremendous small business community,” said Cheryl Stamm, vice president of sales for SoMoLend. “Our goal is to help educate small businesses about crowdfunding, and illustrate how our platform can fuel economic growth in Central Ohio by helping entrepreneurs get access to the funding they need to sustain their operations.”
In addition to its partnership with the Chamber, SoMoLend also announced the launch of its next SoMoLaunch Business Competition, which small business owners can enter for a chance to win $1,000 in funding .
SoMoLaunch registration is open through Jan. 15.
To learn more about the competition, or to enter, visit SoMoLend.com.
Melanie McIntyre has served as editorial director of The Metropreneur since its launch in 2010. She previously worked as a staff writer for a business and legal newspaper, where she wrote more than 500 stories about finance and real estate and development in Central Ohio. Since 2008, Melanie has worked on a freelance basis for several local entities, including Columbus Underground, where she is a featured writer. She also blogs about fashion, style, and pop culture at Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is a graduate of The Ohio State University, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.
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