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Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 20)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.



This episode features a conversation with Brock Blake, founder and CEO of Lendio, and Pete Codella, managing director of business services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity.

In this episode, we talk with Blake, the recipient of the 2023 One Utah Business of the Year. Founded in 2011 with headquarters in Lehi, Lendio is a marketplace for small business loans where lenders compete for business. It partners with over 75 lenders to offer small business owners access to working capital to start or grow their businesses. In 2021, Glassdoor ranked Lendio the No. 8 Best Place to Work. 

Blake discusses earning a degree in entrepreneurial finance from Brigham Young University and entering an eight-week boot camp competition, how he founded Lendio to give small business owners access to capital, and what differentiates his company. He discusses his experience contributing to the small business sections on Forbes.com and the company’s designation as one of 100 Companies Championing Women. Blake also talks about how work has changed since the pandemic, what receiving the 2023 One Utah Business of the Year award at the recent One Utah Summit means to him, and much more.