In the past year, have you been inspired to start your own business? If so, you aren’t alone. According to the Economic Innovation Group, new business applications are at their highest on record. Lucky for you – Thryv and a few of our friends are here to help you succeed in the post-pandemic world.

Introducing Launchpad America – The Small Business Starter Program

Thryv is joining forces with America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC),, Intuit, Lendio, Mastercard, Roll by ADP and YouMail, to form “Launchpad America.”

The goal of the program is to improve the chances of success for today’s small business owners. Not only does this initiative provide tools and resources but also the guidance entrepreneurs need to launch a new business.

“As a leading small business provider who helped our customers throughout the pandemic, we recognize that small businesses are the lifeblood of a strong economy and the economic recovery is dependent on the success of these organizations,” says Joe Walsh, CEO and president of Thryv. “We are proud to spearhead this powerful group of small business providers to create a go-to resource that fuels the dreams of entrepreneurs in the U.S.”

How Does Launchpad America Work?

20% of new businesses do not make it through their first year, and 50% fail before five. It can be intimidating to venture out on your own. However, with Launchpad America, aspiring business owners gain access to an array of free resources to set them off on the right foot. Visit to gain access to:

  • Startup Guide – This guide has free educational materials on launching a business provided by the SBDC. In particular, opportunities for mentorship and guidebooks.
  • Starter Kit – The starter kit provides access to essential tools for starting a new business from the initiative’s partners.

In addition, visitors will have access to essential tools to assist with everything from legal and finance to customer relationship management (CRM) and cybersecurity. Along with special offers from, Intuit, Lendio, Mastercard Trust Center, Roll by ADP, YouMail and Thryv.

If you were looking for a sign to take that first step in launching your own business, this is it. Launchpad America is here to help you navigate your first year of operation. What are you waiting for? Visit to get started.