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 planning, marketing, human resources and more.
Plan Your Business
Drive your business to the next level with a well-crafted business plan. And if you need funding for growth, your lender will want to see a business plan.
Drive Profits through Marketing and Sales
Marketing is all about customers: knowing their needs and wants and creating the environment in which it is easy for them to buy. Use the Resource Navigator to find organizations in Greater New Bedford 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 and contribute to the community in positive ways. Here is an excellent human resources blog covering topics like leadership, recruiting, performance management and much more.
Maintain Permits and Registrations
Most likely you licensed and registered your business at New Bedford City Hall when you started. As businesses grow, their licensing requirements may change, especially if and when employees are added. Get legal and stay legal!
Explore the various options for fueling your business’ growth.