As a small business, K&B Communications knows the importance of using the resources available to a business to strive. As a small business, it isn't always the easiest to maintain and grow. That is why it is important to use the resources that you have available.
We have provided some resources available to businesses:
It helps businesses develop, open, and grow their ideas and make them into reality. Scores is a non-profit of many retired business individuals who mentor startups and businesses looking to grow. Volunteers consist of many business professionals in a variety of professions. That way you can get the help you need from someone who may understand the struggles you have in your business. We have personally used Scores in 2015 when we took over the company and have used them throughout the years.
Scores Services Includes:
seminars and webinars
Business Resource Center Online
With Covid-19 they now provide resources through using Zoom.
The non-profit provides resources to small businesses of the United States. It helps individuals go after their dreams to start and maintain a business.
Free Business Counseling
With Covid-19 the SBA assisted many businesses with some relief options that were available to businesses during this hardship time.
Business Readiness Toolkit includes a small business readiness strategy established by the Washington SBDC as well as resources to support small business owners prepare for every form of disturbance, from natural disasters to infrastructure problems to pandemics.
And Much More
Hubspot CRM provides a free plan that will assist your company with keeping a relationship with your current customers and having the ability to know whats going on with every customer during the sales process. There are plans that you could pay for but the free plan is great for anyone just starting out or who does not need an excessive CRM System. This is the CRM system we are currently using.
This platform provides free education when it comes to marketing, knowing how to market our business is very important. Your salespeople can take courses such as inbound marketing, Sales Management Training, Ads Training, and much more.
Use your own references
Your friends and family: Using their knowledge and experience of what to do or not to do.
Groups that you are involved with: For me personally it is Chicks Connect which is a group of women that meet weekly and mastermind. We speak about struggles that we may have and figure out solutions. There are many groups out there that could assist you.
As a small business, there are so many free resources available that we should use. A lot of these resources are not being used like they should be.