“The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the USHCC in the Chamber Development Institute. This is not only a valuable learning program for our local affiliate chambers across the nation, it’s also another example of how we actively promote all diverse communities working together just as we pledged to do when we founded the National Business Inclusion Consortium,â€Â states NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson.
Wells Fargo, a multinational bank which is headquartered in San Francisco with “hubquartersâ€ throughout the country, has a rich history of serving the small business community. Today, Wells Fargo serves approximately 3 million of America’s small businesses. Wells Fargo Works for Small BusinessÂ is a broad initiative to deliver resources, guidance, and products to help business owners achieve financial success. This year, the company expanded the support it offers small businesses by introducing the Business Plan Center, a free online resource. The Center provides step-by-step tools and guidance to help small business owners create a simple, streamlined business plan, along with a Competitive Intelligence Tool that provides business owners with key insight on competitors in their market and industry.
“We are committed to helping business owners achieve financial success, grow and create new jobs in their communities,â€ adds Jon Campbell, EVP and head of Government and Community Relations for Wells Fargo. “That is why it’s important for us to fund initiatives that aim to help small business leaders serve their communities more effectively. With the support from our partners at the national diverse chambers, this investment will provide dedicated resources to better serve the growth and development of diverse small business owners.â€