If a small business has a problem with growth, it’s usually one of two issues: Either the business isn’t growing fast enough, or the growth is uncontrolled. The SBDC has experienced consultants who can help small businesses create a strategy and action plan for growth that includes attention to each of the major areas of a small business: operations, finance, marketing, and human resources.
As part of the SBDC’s assistance, consultants will help a small business owner and key team members assess the business’s current situation and needs, create goals for the future direction of the business, and formulate plans for each area of the business to reach those goals. The plans will include strategies for acquiring the needed resources (human, physical, intellectual, and financial) to achieve success.
Along with one-on-one assistance, small business owners and managers can benefit from the SBDC’s customized continuing education offerings. There are classes suitable for each stage of a business’s growth: start-ups, small operations, and larger multi-tiered employer firms.