ANCHOR LEAD: Small Businesses are vital to our economy. The U.S. Small Business Administration finds small businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. That’s why it’s so important for them to grow and prosper. Brian Osuch is here to tell us about a new tool developed to help increase their success. (:60)
SCRIPT: Business Sense, I’m Brian Osuch. A key element to the success of a small business is having a business plan. Lisa Stevens is head of Small Business, Wells Fargo…
CUT: (Stevens) Building a business plan where you have a roadmap that can help you to understand where it is and what you need to do and how you need to grow is very important. Wells Fargo has built a phenomenal tool. If you go to WellFargoWorks.com, inside of that we have a business plan center where small business owners – whether you’re a Wells Fargo customer or not – can actually go in and you can build a business plan for free.
SCRIPT: Stevens adds if you’re in need of financial assistance, when it comes to credit… you need to know when you’re ready and when it’s the right time to borrow.
CUT: (Stevens) Later this month in May, we’re launching a product called FastFlex Small Business Loan. Go online and in just a few minutes apply for a loan and as early as the next day that money can be in their account. Go to WellsFargo.com, they can also do this by phone. This is currently for Wells Fargo existing business customers and in the future we will be offering it to non-customers.
SCRIPT: That’s Business Sense from Wells Fargo.
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