strategically expand and grow while increasing revenue
With the guidance of Minnesota’s Northland Small Business Development Center, we can help support expanding your business and assist in developing performance goals, analyzing your business finances, help with marketing and your digital presence, and more. Our consultants will track your revenue and expenses against industry standards and offer ideas on how to improve and grow.
To continue to advance your business and practices, our consultants can and will support you with a multitude of services, including, but not limited to:
Goals What are your ultimate marketing and sales goals? Describe these goals in detail.
Market Research Market research should be conducted during the planning stage, but it is not an end-all-be-all activity. Market research should continuously be analyzed in order to stay on top of the latest trends and data.
Financial Analysis Financial Analyses can be conducted in order to analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of your business’ current financial management and how your business can grow with your current financial standings.
Loan Packaging We understand that loans and gaining more funding may be an important aspect of growing your business. At Northland SBDC, we can provide access to resources that can assist you in preparing a loan package.
Budget What are the total costs you can allocate for a marketing plan? Try to be as accurate as possible.
Advertising/Sales Advertising and sales support and promotional ideas can be shared between consultants and clients to begin the process of expanding your business.
E-commerce E-commerce is essential for some businesses. There are countless resources that we can provide that will direct you in selecting the best e-commerce platform for your business.
Digital Presence Analysis and Website Development Being digitally active is just as important as your physical business location. From having a Google My Business to your website being noticed, consumers are researching their options before purchasing.
Social Media Marketing Social Media Marketing is a fantastic way to grow your business’ online presence. Resources and suggestions can be provided to aid in the advancement of your business’ online social media standings.
Software Search and Recommendations Finding the right accounting, point of sale, office-related, record keeping, and/or project management software for your business can make managing day-to-day operations from time-consuming and complex to straightforward and effective.
Export Assistance Export goods to increase your profits, reduce market dependence, and stabilize seasonal sales.