Austin-based startup ZenBusiness helps over 80,000 entrepreneurs form their businesses during the pandemic
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ZenBusiness is an Austin, Texas-based tech startup that has created a platform to allow entrepreneurs the ability to form, run and grow their own business. All in one place, ZenBusiness helps entrepreneurs form an LLC, provides access to banking, tax information, marketing, and website development as well as other tools needed to establish a business, whereas in the past you would need to hire a lawyer, accountant, web developer and more
This week, ZenBusiness announced it has successfully helped more than 80,000 entrepreneurs form a business since the onset of the pandemic. As the country continues to experience a solopreneur and micro-business renaissance, ZenBusiness has been at the center of this trend by facilitating the formation of new businesses from coast to coast.
ZenBusiness is a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs to form, run and grow their own business. All on one platform, customers can form an LLC, receive access to banking, tax information and assistance, marketing tactics, and website development as well as other tools needed to establish a successful business. The company has seen tremendous growth as of late in both customers and employees and is coming off a recent Series B fundraise of $55 million which will help them add to the offerings and resources available.
The pandemic has spurred a new crop of entrepreneurs who may be starting a side hustle while at home or deciding to follow their dreams due to loss of employment in order to make ends meet.
“There is no doubt that COVID-19 has taken a toll on businesses and individuals across the country,” said ZenBusiness CEO Ross Buhrdorf. “Large and small, Wall Street to Main Street – everyone has been affected by the pandemic. However, we remain inspired by the resiliency we see every day as more people decide to follow their dreams of owning their own business and are extremely proud to be part of their journey.”
During this critical time of economic uncertainty, ZenBusiness united a fragmented market for SMB solutions and enabled a global movement to make starting, running, and growing a business more accessible for everyone. To date, more than 110,000 new small/micro-businesses (less than 9 employees) have launched through the ZenBusiness platform, showing the U.S. is in the middle of a micro business renaissance accelerated by the pandemic.
A recent ZenBusiness survey of new customers showed that more than 40 percent of respondents started their business as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a trend that the company feels is here to stay as more and more people decide they want to be their own boss.