Small Business


Small Business

Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit: Learn from the Chandler brothers’ success at Seven Peaks Fence and Barn

A love of animals inspired Matt, Trevor, and Jeff Chandler to start Seven Peaks Fence and Barn, a fencing business that helps fellow animal lovers keep their livestock.


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5 life-balancing tips from mompreneurs

Many mothers who lost jobs or quit during the pandemic took the opportunity to turn their dream of running their own business into a reality. By 2023, these mom entrepreneurs were hitting their stride, according to a new study.


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McDonald’s franchisees share lessons learned from more than a decade of ownership

There were nearly 150,000 limited-service franchise establishments in the United States in 2017, and Wells Fargo has a dedicated team to help many of these future entrepreneurs start their business.


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Betting on burgers: How a mother and her daughters built a McDonald’s franchise empire

A single loan from Wells Fargo four decades ago helped a family build a thriving portfolio of 21 McDonald’s restaurants in South Los Angeles.


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Women-owned businesses are driving economic growth. Here’s what entrepreneurs should know.

A new landscape for women-owned businesses has begun to appear over the past few years. They’re forming, increasing revenue, and employing more people faster than men-owned businesses, according to a Wells Fargo report. What’s changed?


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4 things to do before you start a company

Have you considered starting your own business? Many dream of being their own boss, but the process can be daunting. Here is a breakdown of what you should do before you create a company.


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How Pioneer Linens survived 111 years — and counting

For well over a century, Pioneer Linens — a longtime Wells Fargo customer — has evolved alongside its Palm Beach community. The secret to its success? A faithful family with a long legacy of caring about their customers.


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3 easy steps for small business owners to start succession planning

Who will take on your business? It’s a question many experienced entrepreneurs must wrestle with to keep their business and family legacy alive. Here are a few ways to start.


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Learn how Chef Merito cooked up multimillion-dollar success

The Los Angeles-based business started in 1985 and has grown into a nationally known brand of spices, marinades, and seasonings.


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Supporting the wave of new Black women entrepreneurs

More and more Black women have become entrepreneurs in recent years. Milestone Circles is on track to help thousands reach their business goals in a post-pandemic economy.


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How a mini food creator, a pepper farming duo, and other Iowans are accelerating their businesses

The Drake University Business Clinic is fostering a wide variety of new businesses from underrepresented entrepreneurs in Iowa with the help of a Wells Fargo grant.


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How to run a business with a loved one

Are you in business with the one you love? Learn tips for mixing personal and entrepreneurial pursuits and meet one couple who have gone into business together — and survived to tell the tale.


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Deploying capital for veteran entrepreneurs

Veteran Loan Fund is putting $5 million from Wells Fargo to work for veteran small business owners.


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Veteran entrepreneurs turn military skills into business ownership

Warrior Rising, with funding from Wells Fargo, offers veterans mentoring, education, networking, and more as they pursue a path to business ownership.


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Four-wheelers, three owners, one family

The owners of Roco 4x4 are proving it’s possible to not just survive, but thrive in a family business.


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Women entrepreneurs ‘Connect to More’ through Milestone Circles

Hundreds of women entrepreneurs are building powerful peer networks as part of Wells Fargo’s relationship with the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.


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Priya Vasan’s golden opportunity

Launching one of the country’s only woman-owned Indian jewelry stores wasn’t easy. But Priya Vasan knew she could do it.


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‘Wouldn’t it be incredible if pay inequity for women entrepreneurs was no longer a problem?’

Viewpoints: An early-stage entrepreneur has a unique opportunity to set up her business with fair pay and compensation practices from the start in order to build the strong, fair, equitable, and resilient company of her dreams, writes Nicola Corzine, founding executive director of Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.


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Meaningful investments and support keep small business doors open

Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund is helping thousands of small business owners navigate the pandemic and plan for the future.


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Boosting business with ‘mucho’ gusto

After more than a full year, the Open for Business Fund enters its third phase: focusing on grants to nonprofits for sustaining small businesses like LA’s Los Taquero Mucho for the long term.


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For women entrepreneurs, a way to Connect to More

The new Connect to MoreSM initiative links women business owners to mentoring, networks, and other support, encouraging them to invest in themselves.


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‘Asian American small businesses continue to reel from the weight of the battles they face on two fronts’

Viewpoints: It is essential that we all draw on the lessons of the past year and see them as opportunities for advancement in the future, writes Susan Au Allen, national president and CEO of US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation.


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A tailor-made grant helps continue a family legacy

JC Lofton Tailors is continuing a family legacy that has been around for almost a century, with the help of a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo through Local Initiatives Support Corporation.