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  • Technology Credit Union Now Offers Its Business Services Through Businessownerspace.com (BOS)

    The BOS online network gives entrepreneurs and small business owners access to information and resources for starting and growing a business in Silicon Valley

    San Jose, CA (January 5, 2009)—Technology Credit Union (Tech CU) announced it has become a proud member of Businessownerspace.com (BOS), an online resource of information and services for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Silicon Valley who want to start, grow and sustain a business in the greater San Jose metropolitan area. Tech CU is among the first credit unions to partner with the online network where it will offer its Business Services Suite, a comprehensive package of financial services that assists small business owners in the financial management of their companies.

    “Many startups and small business owners are feeling the pressure of this economy and are looking for resources that will help them continue to grow despite the down market,” said Sarah Samuel, AVP of Small Business Services for Tech CU. “One of the biggest needs they have is getting help in the financial management of their business, and Tech CU has developed a robust group of services just for that. In fact, our Business Services Suite is one of the most comprehensive available today.”

    Tech CU’s full array of business services includes: checking and savings accounts with free overdraft protection, business loans (including auto, investment property and apartment loans), business lines of credit and business credit cards, small business payroll services, merchant processing, data storage and digital bookkeeping, small business planning and preparation, Health Savings Accounts (HSA), tax preparation services and more.

    Tech CU has served the Silicon Valley market and its many successful technology and startup companies since its founding in 1960 by a group of employees at Fairchild Camera and Instrument Semiconductor in Mountain View. Today, the credit union’s membership is open to the six counties of the Bay Area and Tech CU is recognized as one of the best managed and strongest financial institutions in the country, as indicated by its 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s largest independent rating service for banks and credit unions.

    Businessownerspace.com was launched as a collaborative partnership among more than two dozen public, private, and non-profit agencies, businesses in Silicon Valley and the City of San Jose with the goal of helping new and small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve success. The online network pulls together its partners’ expertise to help entrepreneurs and small business owners to:

    • Assess whether they are ready to start a business
    • Identify and follow the appropriate steps to launching and growing there business
    • Connect with local business services that can support them through this process
    • Stay abreast of news they can use to better ensure there chances of success
    • Participate in small business events such as mixers, workshops, and seminars offered by BOS and its partners

    For more information on Tech CU’s Business Services or to find out more about BOS, go to www.techcu.com/business/resources.

    ABOUT TECHNOLOGY CREDIT UNION 

    Technology Credit Union is a full-service, financial institution serving individuals who work, live, go to school or regularly worship in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Tech CU was started in 1960 and is now among the top 1 percent of the nation’s largest credit unions. It is recognized as one of the best managed and strongest financial institutions in the country, as indicated by Tech CU’s 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s largest independent rating service for banks and credit unions. With more than 78,000 members, over $1 billion in assets and 10 full-service branches around the Bay Area, Tech CU is a leader in the credit union industry. For more information, visit www.techcu.com.