New Small Business Forum from U.S. Bank Connect Delivers Good Ideas and Inspiration on LinkedIn

  New Small Business Forum from U.S. Bank Connect Delivers Good Ideas and
  Inspiration on LinkedIn

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- September 4, 2013

U.S. Bank Connect’s new Small Business Forum on LinkedIn makes it easier than
ever for entrepreneurs and small business owners to swap ideas and get

The Forum features Alyssa Gregory, a small business consultant, speaker and
author. She shares her expertise on U.S. Bank Connect, including six “Connect
Startup Toolboxes.” Gregory will host discussions about topics important to
small business owners and answer questions about her articles on U.S. Bank

“This new feature gives our small business customers another tool to help
their businesses thrive,” said Cathi Stanton, senior vice president for U.S.
Bank Retail Payment Solutions. “Our LinkedIn group lets our small business
customers swap knowledge and expertise with some incredibly successful people
so that they can skip the ‘I-need-to-reinvent-the-wheel’ stage and get
straight to getting good ideas into action.”

U.S. Bank Connect^TM – a website for small businesses that launched in 2012,
provides free resources and tips to help start, run and grow business. Through
interactive and informative articles, videos and workshops, Connect provides
expert issues facing small business today.

U.S. Bank provides financing, education and banking services that include
award-winning credit cards and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. The
company regularly reports the economic and business sentiment of small
business owners, most recently with the 2013 U.S. Bank Small Business Annual
Survey. Business owners can find resources at and follow
Connect on Twitter @usbankconnect, on Facebook at,
and now in the new LinkedIn group at

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $353 billion in assets as of June 30, 2013, is
the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the
United States. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the company
operates 3,087 banking offices in 25 states and 5,032 ATMs and provides a
comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage,
trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at


Teri Charest, U.S. Bank Public Relations
(612) 303-0732,
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