Maintaining Growth

Second stage businesses are established entities that have survived the startup phase, and have the intent and capacity to grow. Take your company to the next level with the help of resources around marketing, human resources, and more.

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Drive Profits Through Marketing and Sales

Marketing is all about customers: knowing their needs and wants and creating an environment in which it is easy for them to buy.

Use the Resource Navigator to find organizations near you that provide marketing and sales development services.

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Hire Great Employees

Your people are your company’s most valuable asset. Be thoughtful in how you attract and retain the right employees to support your growth.

Check out this excellent human resources blog. It covers topics like leadership, recruiting, performance management and much more.

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Exit Strong

Maybe you are not considering the sell of your business quite yet, but in the future this may be a reliable option. When you reach this point in your business know there are multiple routes you can take, specific for your needs and wants.

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  • Maintain your permits and registrations: As businesses grow, their licensing requirements may change, especially if and when employees are added. Also, registrations are due every year, do not forget. Get legal and stay legal.
  • Get funding: Explore the various options for fueling your business’ growth.