Deluxe Joins with Shark Tank Star to Bring 'Small Business Revolution' to Main Street
SHOREVIEW, Minn.—January 13, 2016—Deluxe Corp. created the Small Business Revolution in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the small businesses that are the backbone of our nation's economy. Now, Deluxe is giving one small town a very big opportunity.
Deluxe and the Small Business Revolution will infuse $500,000 into one town’s main street—providing a jolt of revitalization to the business community. Joined by Shark Tank star and dynamic entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, Deluxe will capture and showcase the town’s transformation in a new web series debuting on SmallBusinessRevolution.org in Fall 2016.
In 100 years as a powerful catalyst for businesses of all shapes and sizes, Deluxe has evolved from one of the largest check printers to a leading provider of small-business marketing and financial services. In 2015, in conjunction with its 100th anniversary, Deluxe created the Small Business Revolution, showcasing 100 small businesses from across the country in mini-documentaries and photo essays. The campaign sparked the interest of Herjavec, who has joined Deluxe to spread the word about the Small Business Revolution.
"Nowhere is the impact of small businesses more apparent than in small towns and local communities across our country," said Amanda Brinkman, chief brand and communications officer for Deluxe. "This year, we are excited to continue the Small Business Revolution movement by bringing it to main street America and celebrating the passion and drive behind these communities."
Deluxe will provide marketing and business services to small businesses in the winning small town while Herjavec will lend his expertise to provide guidance and support to those small businesses. Deluxe will also invest in upgrades to the winning town's public spaces.
From Jan. 11-28, Deluxe will solicit nominations for towns that can benefit from an investment in their main street.
Nominations can be submitted at http://smallbusinessrevolution.org/main-street-revolution. Deluxe and Herjavec will announce the finalists during National Small Business Week, May 1-7, when the public can vote for their favorite town.
"Small-business owners in towns across America are the foundation of their communities and of our national economy," Herjavec explained. "Working with entrepreneurs is my passion and I cannot wait to roll up my sleeves and help Deluxe bring a Small Business Revolution to Main Street."
In addition to showcasing 100 small businesses in 2015 through photo essays and short films, Deluxe produced a longer-form Small Business Revolution documentary and awarded $25,000 prizes to four small businesses. Learn more at SmallBusinessRevolution.org.
About Deluxe Corp.
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Nearly 4.6 million small business customers access Deluxe's wide range of products and services, including customized checks and forms, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. For its approximately 5,600 financial institution customers, Deluxe offers industry-leading programs in checks, customer acquisition, fraud prevention and profitability. Deluxe is also a leading provider of checks and accessories sold directly to consumers.
Source: Deluxe Corp.