Wells Fargo Launches Online Business Credit Centre for US Small Business Owners
Wells Fargo has launched a business credit centre (BCC), offering US small business owners a free online resource to learn about credit, from developing a strong application to calculating how much financing a business needs.
Wells Fargo recently re-designed its Business Insight Resource Centre to add the BCC, which serves as a source for business owners to find information on a wide range of financing topics, such as preparing to qualify for credit, applying for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, and managing credit use. The Business Insight Resource Centre features videos, podcasts and articles created for small business owners. The re-designed site also has been optimised for mobile access and to provide visitors the option of customising content they view based on years in business and business needs.
“As America’s leading small business lender, we have an important responsibility to provide small business owners both access to capital, and access to the financial guidance they need before and after obtaining credit,” said Lisa Stevens, Wells Fargo lead executive for small business and west coast regional banking president. “The new BCC is another way we support small business owners. It offers straightforward, relevant information business owners can use to better understand financing options for their businesses.”
Lidia Korinko, owner of Art 2 Ink, a graphic design and printing company in Glendora, CA, is a small business customer who obtained a line of credit through Wells Fargo this year. Korinko says she typically taps a number of sources for business financing advice, including bankers and other business owners. With little free time available, she appreciates online tools that make it easy to learn about her business financing options.
“As a business owner, I’m always looking for ideas I can put into practice to improve my business today and prepare my business for tomorrow,” said Korinko. “Having financing information in one location online can help. What I appreciate about the BCC is that it’s also part of a broader resource for business owners with information I can use, such as a section on business stages to help me think about the next step for Art 2 Ink.”