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Wells Fargo Debuts New Online Advice Resource for Small Business Owners


The Business Insight Series is the latest suite of educational, online videos offered exclusively by Wells Fargo

San Francisco - In celebration of small business owners, Wells Fargo is kicking off its annual Small Business Appreciation Campaign. Beginning in May and continuing through June, this recognition of Wells Fargo’s small business customers coincides with various local and national events conducted by the Small Business Administration during National Small Business Week. As part of its 2009 campaign, Wells Fargo is introducing a new online educational video resource to help small business owners manage their businesses. The Business Insight Series video library offers advice and solutions on a range of topics, including financing and credit, marketing, healthcare and security.

“We know how important it is for small business owners to have access to resources and information – especially in today’s challenging economy,” said Marc Bernstein, head of Wells Fargo’s Business Direct Lending and Small Business Segment. “The Wells Fargo Business Insight Series addresses key areas of concern for small business owners and provides them with strategies and tips to help them succeed financially.”

Approximately 3-5 minutes in length, each video features industry experts and small business owners who provide practical, real-life strategies and actionable tips. The videos feature specialists from a wide range of business support organizations as well as economic advisors, Wells Fargo executives and business owners.

“The Wells Fargo Business Insight series provides small business owners with valuable information that is convenient and easy for them to access,” said Helen Han, executive director of National Association of Women Business Owners. “Nothing conveys information as effectively as the voice of a person who is sharing their practical knowledge and experience. The Business Insight Series delivers expert advice small business can use today to help solve or avoid a problem.”

For more information or to view the current library of Business Insight Series videos, visit

The Business Insight Series is the latest addition to the suite of online educational resources Wells Fargo offers small business owners. In 2007, Wells Fargo launched its award-winning Small Business Webcast series. Approximately 35 minutes in length, each program features a panel discussion with leading financial industry insiders who provide tips and information on topics of concern for small business owners.

The next webcast – Cost-saving Real Estate Strategies For Your Business – will premiere May 19th during National Small Business Week. Viewers will hear from industry professionals on how to adapt to the changing lending environment, lower payments by refinancing and reduce overall operating expenses. The panel, moderated by Rich Sloan, CEO and founder of, will feature the following industry specialists: Brad Blackwell, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage retail national sales manager; Jagdeep Dayal, head of Wells Fargo Business Real Estate Financing; Nina Kaufmann, founder and president of Ask The Business Lawyer; and Emily Fu, immediate past chair of Asian Real Estate Association of America. To register for the webcast or to access the library of prior webcasts, visit

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 10,400 stores, over 12,000 ATMs and the internet ( across North America and internationally.

Wells Fargo is America’s #1 small business lender in total dollar volume according to the most recent Community Reinvestment Act data (2007) and the #1 SBA 7a national bank lender in total dollar volume (2008). Wells Fargo has loaned close to $39 billion to women, African American, Latino and Asian business owners since 1995. For more information, speak with a Wells Fargo banker, visit or call the National Business Banking Center at 1-800-CALL-WELLS.


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