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Grow a Business

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Financial Checkup

Tracking money is the way we measure the efficiency of the company. Financial analysis tools are the way to measure that efficiency and turn it into knowledge that can be acted upon. Our advisors will help you use these tools and provide industry benchmarks to compare the results against. Then you can set goals and understand how it will improve your business.

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Get, Keep, and Grow Customers

No company can survive without customers, they are the lifeblood of every business. But most strategies until now have focused on how to attract new customers, not keep them.

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3

Expand to International Markets

Exporting is one of the easiest ways to grow your business. Nearly any product and even service can be exported. But it does require understanding the opportunities and the risks. The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center can help you start!

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4

Sell Your Products and Services to the Government

Selling to local, state, and the federal government is a great way to grow your business. The services of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at Bradley University can help you find opportunities to sell to the government, and if needed, to have your company certified as a woman, minority, or veteran owned company.

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New Product Development

Developing New Products can be an expensive gamble. How to know what customers desire enough to give you money? How to know what idea to “bet” on that will be successful and grow the company for future years?

We help businesses develop an Innovation Process for their company that will allow them to make a series of small bets to test the market’s interest. This process can lead to a better understanding of the market needs as well as a way to evaluate a number of ideas to focus on one or two that the company can produce profitably.

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Resources to Start a Business and Training

Ready to learn more? We have many resources you may use to learn more about growing your business, and training on specific business topics.

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