MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 19, 2013--
U.S. Bank has stepped up its support of small businesses in Wisconsin by
sponsoring online workshops from the Wisconsin Small Business
Development Center Network.
Free to small business owners, the online workshops cover a number of
topics including financial planning, creating a business plan, business
management, technology development, marketing, regulatory compliance and
international trade. These interactive multimedia workshops provide
in-depth strategies, tools, processes and solutions that can help
business owners grow and manage their businesses. U.S. Bank small
business experts will also be available to advise small businesses
owners one-on-one during workshops or seminars. Long-term business
consulting is available at no cost through statewide SBDCs at four-year
University of Wisconsin (UW) campuses.
“It’s crucial for small businesses to have access to solid information
and advice from trusted sources like the Wisconsin SBDC,” said Mike
Ward, Milwaukee small business manager for U.S. Bank. “U.S. Bank is
proud to partner with the SBDC to support valuable education and
training that will help small businesses strengthen their businesses
today and into the future.”
The U.S. Bank-sponsored online training through the Wisconsin SBDC
Network is available on the SBDC website at http://www.wisconsinsbdc.org/Training/Virtual-Advisor.htm.
“Through no-cost, confidential consulting and low-cost business
education, the Wisconsin SBDC provides the knowledge, tools and
resources that business owners and entrepreneurs need to succeed,” said
Gayle Kugler, State Director, Wisconsin SBDC Network. “These small
businesses, in turn, foster local and regional economic development
through job creation and retention.”
The SBDCs at each of the four-year UW campuses provide consulting to
companies with fewer than 500 employees on topics that include financial
planning, capital acquisition, marketing, operations management and
business formation. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of
Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative
agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
U.S. Bank is the No. 2 SBA lender in the country, and a top small
business lender in Milwaukee. In addition to providing financing for
small businesses, U.S. Bank hosts a website exclusively for small
business owners called Connect (www.usbankconnect.com).
The bank also conducts an annual survey of small business owners that
looks at their views of economic factors affecting their businesses.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $355 billion in assets as of March 31,
2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial
bank in the United States. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year,
the company operates 3,080 banking offices in 25 states and 5,056 ATMs.
The bank provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance,
investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers,
businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Source: U.S. Bancorp
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