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Brock Blake on SMB lending, fintech franchising and building sustainable businesses

Brock Blake of Lendio
Written by Zack Miller

The Tearsheet podcast this week features Brock Blake from Lendio, who talks to host Zack Miller about SMB lending and fintech franchising.

This week, Brock Blake of Lendio joins us on the show. Brock started his firm in 2011 as a pure lead generation firm for small business lenders. Lendio today is a full-blown SMB lending marketplace with 75 lenders on the platform. We talk about some of the challenges small businesses lenders face in building their businesses and how some of the top ones are finding ways to innovate.

Lendio is one of the first fintech firms I know of that’s executing on a franchise model, working with local franchisees to help SMBs in their geographies find financing solutions. We explore how this model is working for Lendio, how Brock’s firm prepared for franchising, and whether this model can work for other fintech firms.

You can listen to more episodes of the Tearsheet Podcast, and other fintech shows, on the BankNXT podcast page. Enjoy!

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About the author

Zack Miller

Zack Miller is founder of Tearsheet (formerly Tradestreaming), a vertical media company focused on the digital finance and fintech industries. Zack has worked with and consulted to many top venture-backed fintech companies, including Lending Club, Behalf, SigFig, OurCrowd and Seeking Alpha.

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