SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 29, 2013--
U.S. Bank, fifth-largest bank in the United States and advisor to small
businesses nationwide, has stepped up to support small businesses in
North San Diego County by sponsoring the North San Diego Small Business
Development Center online workshops. The North San Diego SBDC serves
businesses in San Diego County north of Interstate 8.
The 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. U.S. Bank
small business experts will also be available to advise small businesses
owners one-on-one during workshops or seminars.
“Small business owners who are looking for a loan or line of credit want
as much information as they can find before they take that next step,”
said Hector Zatarain, senior vice president and head of small business
at U.S. Bank in San Diego. “The local SBDC is a natural place to turn
for information and resources, and given the constraints of public
financing, we’re pleased to be able to step in and fill the gap.”
The U.S. Bank sponsored online training for the North San Diego SBDC is
available at http://www.va-interactive.com/sbdc/ot/modules_bank.php?state_name=CA-SANDIEG.
The North San Diego SBDC is based at MiraCosta College in Oceanside,
Calif., online at www.sandiegosmallbiz.com.
SBDCs are resource partners of the U.S. Small Business Administration
(SBA) that provide technical assistance to existing small businesses and
aspiring entrepreneurs. They support business performance and
sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses 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 long-term counseling, training and specialized
services they receive from the SBDCs. The SBDCs are made up of a unique
collaboration of SBA, state and local governments, and private sector
U.S. Bank is a top SBA lender nationally, and its small business banking
business has grown consistently in several metropolitan markets in
California. U.S. Bank introduced a website exclusively for small
business owners called Connect (usbankconnect.com). Each year, U.S. Bank
conducts a survey
of small business owners that looks at their views of economic
factors affecting their businesses.
Celebrating its 150th birthday in 2013, U.S. Bank has grown tremendously
in California over the past five years, nearly doubling in size in both
branch presence and the number of Californians it employs. With 78
branches and more than 900 employees, San Diego is home to U.S. Bank’s
military program office and Small Business Administration lending
division. Last year, its employees gave back by spending more than 3,000
hours volunteering with local organizations. Statewide, U.S. Bank
provided nearly $10 million in contributions to the community.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $353 billion in assets as of June 30,
2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial
bank in the United States. The company operates 3,087 banking offices in
25 states and 5,032 ATMs and 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 Corporate Public Relations
Teri Charest, (612) 303-0732
San Diego County SBDC
Sudershan Shaunak, (760) 795-8740