LegalZoom and Sparks partner to empower and empower women entrepreneurs
LOS ANGELES (May 10, 2022) – The Los Angeles Sparks and LegalZoom.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: LZ), the industry leader in online business formation and a leading platform for legal, compliance and tax solutions, today announced a multi-year partnership that will help empower, celebrate and grow small businesses run by women support financially. LegalZoom’s First-Ever WNBA Partnership with the Sparks Helps Launch the Second Round of LegalZoom’s Fast Break For Small Business with the NBA, WNBA and G-League; a grants program focused on addressing disparities among business owners in underserved communities, providing $6 million in grants and LegalZoom services to thousands of small businesses across the country throughout the program. LegalZoom has also teamed up with Sparks All-Star Forward Nneka Ogwumike to celebrate women’s achievements on and off the pitch.
The two organizations will launch Small Business Champions, a local campaign in June where LegalZoom will support a year-round campaign that highlights Southern California’s small business community, creates an uplifting platform for entrepreneurs, and celebrates women-owned businesses. As part of Small Business Champions, LegalZoom provides entrepreneurs with free products, legal services and training throughout the season to help them start, grow and operate their small business. The Sparks will amplify this effort by storytelling and recognizing these companies in the Cyrpto.com Arena with a pre-game reception and on-pitch presentation.
“We are excited to partner with LegalZoom to support small businesses in the Los Angeles community,” said Sparks Managing Partner Eric Holoman. “This program will recognize and empower women, BIPOC and LGTBQ+ entrepreneurs and strengthen our community pillar of women’s empowerment.”
“We couldn’t be more excited that our first WNBA partnership is with the LA Sparks. It’s an honor to work with a team dedicated to supporting our community and the women-owned small businesses here in our backyard,” said John Buchanan, CMO, LegalZoom. “LegalZoom is dedicated to providing small businesses in underserved communities access to products and services that make it easier to start and run a business, and through Small Business Champions we are able to do just that with our hometown WNBA team. “
Applications for the second round of Fast Break for Small Business grants are open today through May 27, 2022. Visit https://www.legalzoom.com/fastbreakforsmallbusiness for more information.
About LegalZoom.com, Inc.
LegalZoom is the #1 online business creation ranked by small business owners and a leading online platform for legal and compliance solutions in the United States. With a mission to democratize the law, LegalZoom operates in all 50 states and over 3,000 counties across the United States and has over 20 years of experience in handling complex regulations and simplifying the legal and compliance process for its clients. Driven by its core value that every business deserves the full protection of the legal system and an easy way to stay compliant, LegalZoom helps clients start and protect their businesses, ideas and families. In 2020, 10 percent of all new LLCs and 5 percent of all new corporations in the United States were formed through LegalZoom, allowing small business owners to focus their energy and passion on their business rather than the legal and regulatory complexities required to operate it . In addition to business formations, LegalZoom provides ongoing compliance and tax advice, trademark and copyright filings, and estate planning documents to protect small businesses and the families who start them.
To learn more about LegalZoom.com, please visit us at www.legalzoom.com
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About the Los Angeles Sparks
Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Sparks are one of three original franchises of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Sparks have won three WNBA championships (2001, 2002, 2016), qualified for the playoffs in 20 of their 25 seasons, and remain the only active team in the league to win back-to-back titles. The Los Angeles Sparks are dedicated to ensuring that every home game at Crypto.com Arena offers a championship-level entertainment experience while showcasing the best female athletes from around the world on the court. LA Sparks 2022 season tickets can be purchased here.
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