Second stage businesses are established entities that have survived the startup phase of the organization life cycle, 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.
Create a Growth Plan
It is important to have a plan for growing your business. This involves reflecting on the current status of your business, along with identifying future goals.
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 time.
Assembling a Board of Advisors for Your Small Business
Outside oversight can drive business growth and expansion.
Developing an Exit Strategy for Your Business
Plan for when you will transfer ownership, sell internally, sell to a third party or liquidate.