6 Resources Small Businesses Can Use for Development, Growth and Overall Success
In honor of small business week (May 5-11,) Joseph Studios would like to share some resources that are available to small businesses. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. According to the SBA, small businesses created 1.9 million net jobs in 2015 (latest data.) Each year, these small businesses create two-thirds of the new jobs in the country. Small businesses have grown tremendously and continue to boost our economy. Because of the work and dedication of small business owners, Americans can have a job that allows them to put food on the table for their families.
As a small business owner, you are faced with many challenges. The good news is, there are resources out there to help you get through those challenges so that your business can grow and succeed. There are 3 (Free) organizations that are available to a small business as a resource of education, mentoring, tools, and many additional resources.
SBA: U.S Small Business Administration
If you are a small business owner, you have probably heard of this organization. The SBA works with small businesses to serve as a resource to raise capital and educational opportunities. The SBA hosts many seminars, with many being scheduled for this week. The SBA can help you to launch and grow your small business.
Score is a nonprofit organization that is a partner of the SBA. Score has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs (WOW!) This organization is dedicated to helping businesses get off the ground, grow, and develop strategies to achieve their goals. Score has chapters all over the country but can also serve you via email, phone, and video. Score offers mentoring services that are free and confidential to provide entrepreneurs with the advice and support they need to be successful. This organization also offers free online workshops on topics such as marketing, finance, and startup strategies. This resource is one you should not pass up and can bring excellent benefits to your business- and it’s free!
Chamber of Commerce
The U.S Chamber of Commerce is the worlds largest business organization. With more than 3 million businesses of all sizes being represented by the Chamber of Commerce, there is no doubt you should join the organization. The goal of this organization is to ensure the country creates an environment where small businesses can thrive. Members of the U.S Chamber of Commerce receive access to SBN toolkits, newsletters, and webinars. Members also receive discounts with FedEx shipping and leading Chamber publications and events.
Since 1943, the NFIB has been there to support small, independent businesses. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to being the voice of small businesses all around the nation. The NFIB will work to represent its member’s interest. If there is ever a big issue that may impact small and independent businesses, the NFIB will serve as your speaker to legislators. The organization also offers benefits to businesses such as commercial insurance, personal insurance, financial products and services, and business products and services.
Industry and Trade Associations
If you are more so interested in associations that are relevant to your industry, you can check out industry and trade associations near you that relate to your small business. These associations offer more resources, advice, and contacts within your industry. In addition, these associations can help you build your network and keep you up to date on the latest news in the industry.
Increase Online Visibility with Joseph Studios
As a small business ourselves, we are passionate about helping small businesses become just as successful as big corporations. The very first place to start is by increasing your brand’s visibility. Our services include search engine optimization (SEO,) email marketing, social media, strategy, and blog writing. All of these methods of marketing can greatly increase your brand’s visibility. Joseph Studio’s team has been built with some of the best people in the marketing industry! We are experts at enhancing and promoting your brand’s image. Joseph Studios uses an organic marketing approach that creates a presence that promotes a long-lasting trust in your brand.
As you may know, the benefit of working with a small business is being able to get that personal touch you get from team members and the personal satisfaction that we receive in seeing your business succeed. Joseph Studios is dedicated to producing excellent results to have your small business succeed. To learn more about how Joseph Studios can work with your business, visit our website, and contact an expert.