Small businesses are the lifeblood for the local economy

I mostly write about my family and lessons I learn. Today I am writing about small business. I love small businesses. When small businesses succeed, wonderful things happen in our local economy – businesses expand, equipment and real estate are purchased, and, my personal favorite, jobs are created.

Recently Lidia Korinko, owner of Art 2 Ink and a Wells Fargo small business customer, shared how she has grown her business from a home-based graphic arts company to a full-service graphics and printing company.

She credits the bankers at our Glendora banking store for helping her make the leap to a commercial location. “Wells Fargo helps you think of the possibilities,” she shared.

What makes her most proud? The jobs she’s created since starting her business ten years ago. Art 2 Ink has grown to six employees, and Lidia’s eager to hire a seventh.

“Owning this business has changed my life, and I’ve enjoyed watching it improve the lives of my employees,” she said. “Art 2 Ink employees have purchased cars, first homes, and provided for their families. It’s inspiring.”

I would love to hear other small business stories. And if Wells Fargo can help, let me know. You can also check out Wells Fargo’s dedicated site to small business where you can find all sorts of tools and resources to help your business. Whether you are starting out, ramping up like Lidia, or a well-established business, we are here to help.

Lisa Stevens

About Lisa Stevens

Mother of three…devoted wife…spiritually centered…community minded…Wells Fargo veteran…passionate about helping moms take care of themselves financially. Raised by a devoted mother who continues to provide unconditional love and support, Lisa has been following in her mother’s path for the last 14 years as she raises a son and two daughters with her husband and best friend, Rob. How she responds to challenges at home and at work is a daily reflection exercise. She strives to use unexpected character-building moments to embrace her shortcomings and commit to learning and growing. As a community banking executive, Lisa likes to think of life’s journey as a series of deposits – freely giving of yourself to others – and withdrawals – opening yourself to receiving gifts from others. She readily admits motherhood gave her an entirely new perspective here. Her personal experiences and 24-year career in financial services led her to write this blog with moms in mind. Money can evoke a range of emotions for moms, and Lisa strives here to help moms take control of their financial future.
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