Small Business Software Company Thryv Announces The Thryv Foundation

While one of the top perks of being an entrepreneur is working for yourself, managing a small business alone is never simple. That’s something the people at Thryv know well, leading them to offer a number of small business tools, from CRMs and appointment booking to marketing automation and social media content management. Now the brand is taking a slightly different but related route, announcing the launch of the non-profit Thryv Foundation to help businesses grow.

Among the initiatives the foundation will head is a series of webinars meant to help entrepreneurs learn and thrive. The first of these webinars will be held on September 18th and October 16th, discussing reputation management and small business website success respectively. Similarly the Thryv Foundation plans to hold training seminars across the country. Beyond assisting and investing in current small businesses, the company also says it will work with Small Business Development Centers, vocational schools, and various communities to cultivate entrepreneurship.

Announcing the new non-profit, Thryv Foundation director Matthew Gourgeot said, “The Thryv Foundation empowers, develops and invests in small businesses so they can be more successful, make better decisions and inspire a community. Small business is the backbone of this country.” Gourgeot elaborated, stating, “Small businesses are vital to our local communities and our nation’s economy. The Thryv Foundation is devoted to furthering entrepreneurship and small business in America.”

This is the second big announcement to come from the Dallas-based Thryv so far this summer. Back in July, the company announced it was changing its name from DexYP to the current moniker. At the time, the company’s CEO Joe Walsh said of the switch, “Today’s announcement underscores our dedication to helping America’s local businesses win in the marketplace. Small businesses need the same modern, mobile communication tools that big businesses use, and Thryv delivers what they need to succeed.”

For many entrepreneurs, the know-how for running and building their business is ingrained in them. Despite this, there’s still plenty for any small business owner to learn — especially with new technologies and tools emerging all of the time. That’s why it’s great to see so many brands including Thryv putting an emphasis on small businesses and assisting them to success. Moreover their plans to encourage entrepreneurship could have an important impact on the next generation. With all that, keep an eye on the Thryv Foundation to see what they accomplish in the coming months and years.

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