AN 8-PART GUIDE
Growing Your Business
Your business has survived the startup phase, and it’s ready to grow in the areas of marketing and sales, domestic and abroad; selling to the government; hiring employees; and more.
Market Research and Planning
Know what your customers want and make it easy for them to buy what you sell.
Exporting to Expand Sales
Reach markets beyond your immediate borders, domestically and internationally.
Selling to the Government and Getting Certified
Submit bids to government agencies and apply for certifications for women-, veteran- and minority-owned businesses.
Hiring and Retaining the Right Employees
Attract, hire and retain the right team, legally.
Assembling a Small-Business Advisory Board
Outside oversight can drive business growth and expansion.
Exit Strategies for Your Business
Plan for when you’ll transfer ownership, sell internally, sell to a third party or liquidate.
Networking for Business Growth
Learn how to plan, listen and follow up to make important business connections.
Business Competitions and Awards
Name recognition, free promotion and greater perceived prominence are just a few benefits of getting an honor.