Just in time, for National Small Business Week, Wells Fargo has launched the 2015 Wells Fargo Works Project National Contest to provide resources to deserving small business owners.
For the second year, Wells Fargo is inviting eligible business owners to enter a nationwide contest to win $25,000 and a business mentorship opportunity.
I have the honor to serve as a part of the Wells Fargo team. I recently conducted a small business makeover and mentoring for one of last year’s contest finalists, Grooming by Em, based in North Brentwood, MD.
Here’s a video of our time together. Emily Mansilla is a great entrepreneur who got the surprise of her life thanks to Wells Fargo. Just think, I could be coming to your small business next.
To enter the Wells Fargo Works Contest, business owners must submit a 2 1/2 minute video or 600-word essay with a photo, responding to questions about their businesses. Twenty-five finalists will be selected to receive $1,000 each for their businesses. Five grand prize winners will be selected from the 25 finalists to receive $25,000 each for their businesses.
The contest runs from May 1 to June 30, and winners will be announced in September. Click here to enter now.
View more webisodes from last year’s finalists to see how they’ve taken their businesses to the next level since participating in the contest.
Don’t forget to check out WellsFargoWorks.com for great online learning resources including videos, articles, and infographics on the importance of creating and updating business plans, as well as offering useful tips on how to approach building and growing your business. The site includes hundreds of informational articles and videos featuring financial guidance from small business experts.
Introduced in 2014, Wells Fargo Works for Small Business is a broad initiative to deliver resources, guidance, and services to help more small businesses achieve financial success. It provides wide-ranging support for business owners throughout the U.S. to help them build knowledge, access capital, and expand their community of support. Wells Fargo Works for Small Business encompasses the company’s commitment to helping small businesses take the next step toward their goals.
Disclosure: Melinda Emerson is paid spokesperson for Wells Fargo & Company.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.