DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 27, 2013--
U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States and
advisor to small businesses nationwide, has stepped up to support small
businesses in Iowa by sponsoring some of the Iowa Small Business
Development Center’s (SBDC) online workshops.
These online workshops are free to small business owners and 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 business.
The U.S. Bank sponsored online training workshops for the Iowa Small
Business Development Center can be found on the Iowa SBDC website at http://www.iowasbdc.org/online-resources/videos-podcasts
under the Virtual Advisor link. A Spanish version of most of the
workshops is also available by choosing the Virtual Advisor en Español
U.S. Bank small business experts will also be available at some live
workshops or seminars led by the Iowa SBDC.
“Small businesses seek a trusted source to help them build capital and
grow,” said Steve Caves, community banking division president for U.S.
Bank. “The local SBDC and U.S. Bank are key partners in helping
strengthen small businesses by connecting them with resources and
The Iowa SBDC is hosted by Iowa State University’s College of Business
and can be found online at www.iowasbdc.org.
SBDCs are partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration
(SBA) and provide technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring
entrepreneurs. They support business performance and sustainability and
enhance the creation of new business entities. These small businesses in
turn foster local and regional economic development through job creation
and retention as a result of the extensive, one-on-one, in-depth
counseling, training, and other specialized services they receive from
the SBDCs. SBDC programs nationwide are made up of a unique
collaboration of SBA, state and local governments, and private sector
U.S. Bank is one of the strongest and most successful banks for small
businesses in the nation. It provides financing, education and banking
services that include credit cards and Small Business Administration
(SBA) loans. The company regularly reports the economic and business
sentiment of small business owners, most recently with the 2013 U.S.
Bank Small Business Annual Survey. Business owners can find resources at www.usbankconnect.com
and follow Connect on Twitter @usbankconnect and on Facebook at
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $355 billion in assets as of March 31,
2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-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. Bank
U.S. Bank Public Relations
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
Small Business Development Center
Jim Heckmann, 515-294-2030