Family-run management and technology consultancy is the first small business in Illinois to earn the OnDeck Award.
OnDeck® (NYSE: ONDK), the leader in online lending to small business, today announced that The William Everett Group has been selected as the OnDeck Small Business of the Month for July, 2019. The regional consulting firm is headquartered in Chicago and serves clients throughout the Midwest.
Ellen Rozelle Turner is the Founder, President and CEO of The William Everett Group, a successful management and information technology firm that now employs over 107 skilled consultants. She started the firm in 2010 after a distinguished fifteen-year career working in executive management, sales, marketing and the public sector, For Ellen, the choice to start her own business was a simple one.
“My grandfather William Everett owned a neighborhood shoe store when I was growing up he instilled a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit in our family”, said Ms. Turner. “When I was young girl, he entrusted me to help him manage the store and at the same provided me a feeling of empowerment and confidence. I learned so much from him and the way he developed trusting relationships with suppliers while treating each customer with respect and decency. It was a very easy decision to name our firm after him and his principles still guide us today.”
Along with the collective efforts of the TWEG senior leadership team that includes her daughter Blair and son Carlton Jr., The William Everett Group has grown tremendously. She first applied to OnDeck for financing five years ago and the business results have been spectacular. OnDeck has provided online financing of over $300,000 that has helped her grow the business from $1 million to an expected $10 million in revenues. Ellen has used the financing from OnDeck to cover everything from payroll to major expansions, such as the company’s new corporate headquarters and office in St. Louis, Missouri. The Group’s contracts include a ten-year managed services project with the City of Chicago and numerous technology consulting projects with Fortune 500 partners.
“The success of The William Everett Group is due to the hard work and expertise of our family, employees and of course our business partners. Our relationship with OnDeck is a special one and they have always been there for us in each growth phase of the business,” said Ms. Turner. “We like the ease of applying and the speed of funding when approved. Based on our success, I’d certainly recommend that other small businesses evaluate OnDeck for their financing needs.”
“OnDeck is proud to provide the speedy financing that visionary entrepreneurs like Ellen Rozelle Turner need to support their growth initiatives,” said Andrea Gellert, Chief Revenue Officer, OnDeck. “Her success in growing The William Everett Group is a testament to a grandfather’s wisdom and a brilliant young woman relentlessly determined to succeed.”
OnDeck CEO Noah Breslow will present Ellen Rozelle Turner with the Small Business of the Month award at a ceremony in Chicago on August 6. For more information on The William Everett Group, please visit; www.wegrp.com
Since its inception in 2007, OnDeck has provided millions in capital to small businesses in the State of Illinois.
The Small Business Spotlight series from OnDeck is designed to reinforce the vital importance of America’s small business owners. Every month, OnDeck spotlights the achievements of its small business customers and how they are thriving as a result of receiving capital from OnDeck. To learn more, visit:http://www.ondeck.com/smallbusinessspotlight