In honor of National Small Business Week, Capital One® Spark Business® launched We Work As One(SM) to celebrate, promote and empower local businesses in major cities across the country. The new program partners small businesses in select markets with local Capital One Cafés for a series of opportunities by educating café customers on industry trends, engaging consumers and the community in new ways, and addressing unique obstacles and challenges that small business owners face.
“Small businesses create 70 percent of new jobs nationally, and drive tremendous growth in our local economies as well – so when small businesses flourish, everyone wins,” said Celia Edwards Karam, Head of Small Business Banking at Capital One. “We Work As One is a new way Capital One is recognizing what small businesses add to our communities and our economies, and partnering with local businesses to help them succeed and grow.”
Hosted at select Capital One Cafés, as well as Capital One’s Union Square Flagship Branch in New York City, the campaign will travel to the following cities this summer and fall: Chicago (June), San Francisco (July), New York City (August), Denver (September) and Boston (October). Local business owners in these markets can participate in several ways:
- Small Talk Thursdays: During select Thursday’s each month, well-known companies supporting small businesses and leading local business owners will come together to discuss specific challenges they have faced in running their business and how they overcame them. Select sessions will be live-streamed so small business owners across the country can tune in.
- Pop-Up Experience: Capital One will enlist select businesses throughout the month in each market to share their products and services with café visitors in their community.
- Educational Demo: Capital One will select local small business owners to educate customers and other businesses about the trends their product and services address, share best practices to solve for common small business challenges, and engage with their local communities.
- Spark Business: Small business owners can learn more about Capital One Spark Business’ award-winning suite of financial products and resources that are built for business and designed to help SBOs achieve, save and sell more. Whether businesses are looking for online banking solutions with no fees or minimum balances, to start a 401k to begin saving for retirement, or accept payments through Spark® Pay, businesses at every stage can harness technology, and gain the skills and resources needed to compete, grow and prosper.
Small business owners interested in participating in We Work As One events should visit their local Capital One Café for more information on how to sign up for the Pop-Up Experience or Educational Demo. Additionally, businesses are encouraged to view the event calendar by visiting the campaign website.
We Work As One is inspired by the mission of Spark Business, Capital One’s solutions suite designed to help small businesses achieve their goals—whether it’s driving awareness, adopting new technologies, hiring employees, or long-term and retirement planning. Through its growing network of partnerships and Capital One Cafés, Spark Business works with the dreamers, creators and doers of our communities to drive their ideas forward.
About Spark Business
Capital One® offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients. Capital One Spark Business comprises a suite of innovative products and services specifically designed for small business, including credit cards with unlimited rewards, no-fee online checking and savings, and secure and flexible merchant service offerings.