ANCHOR LEAD: The U.S. Small Business Administration finds more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, but there is one thing many of them have in common and it may be holding them back. Brian Osuch has the details. (:60)
SCRIPT: Financial Fitness, I'm Brian Osuch. According to a recent Wells Fargo survey, only a third of small business owners have a business plan. Lisa Stevens of Wells Fargo says that needs to change because those who do have a plan are more optimistic about the future.
CUT: (Stevens) They have much more optimism around the next year about hiring more employees, increased revenue … as well as growing their business.
SCRIPT: In an effort to help small business owners, Well Fargo has developed a new online resource, the Business Plan Center…
CUT: (Stevens) It's got a step-by-step process, it's free, so it's available to anyone that wants to use it. So, you can take those fantastic ideas that you have and finally get them written down to help you be successful.
SCRIPT: The company also launched a contest just in time for National Small Business Week…
CUT: (Stevens) Go online to WellsFargoWorks.com, the contest will have 25 finalists, who will win $1000 each and then 5 winners who will win $25,000 in services which will be used for them to help expand and grow their business.
SCRIPT: Enter the contest now through June 30th at WellsFargoWorks.com. That's Financial Fitness from Wells Fargo.
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