Capital One Celebrates Small Businesses with a Road Trip Across America

Brought to you by Spark Business by Capital One

To celebrate small business owners across America, Spark Business from Capital One sent two outstanding small business owners on a 10-week journey across the country to explore and document the true fabric of America’s economy – small businesses. Trisha Dalton, award-winning independent director and producer, and John Sears, editor and cinematographer, are both successful small business owners who were excited to celebrate the spirit of “I am Small Business Proud” across the country.

Their journey spanned from New York City to the shores of the west coast, Los Angeles, uncovering and documenting untold stories from real small business owners. Other cities along the way included New Jersey, Philadelphia, Richmond (VA), Atlanta, New Orleans, Nashville, Austin, Denver, and Seattle, with Trisha and John sharing tips they learned along the way about what makes a small business run.

You can check out a great video from the Colorado stop spotlighting Nancy Janes and John Behrs, the owners of Whitewater Hills Vineyard. Janes shares how they left their careers in technology to pursue their passion in winemaking:

Sponsored by Spark Business from Capital One, the “I Am Small Business Proud” campaign shines a spotlight on the backbone of this country’s economy.

Check out Trisha and John’s journey on Twitter (, Instagram ( and Facebook ( through the hashtag #SmallBizProud, as well as at (