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We partner with the South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide free workshops on a variety of small-business topics: Startup Basics, Business Plan Basics, Cash Flow Fundamentals, and Marketing Fundamentals.
5 New Year's Resolutions for Small Businesses
Plan for 2018
If you don't already have one, now's the time to create a business plan. It can help you set priorities, address risks, and secure financing. If you already have one, quickly review it and consider updates. Ask our experts for help or attend a free workshop.
Should you update the payment options offered to customers? Accepting chip cards can help reduce fraud risk, and implementing convenient options like mobile payment can help increase sales.
Update your digital presence
Analyze your website and digital strategy. Make the website mobile-friendly, create an email and social media strategy, and add other digital components to your marketing plan.
Check cash flow
Prepare a cash flow projection to identify potential shortfalls and expose expenses that could be reduced. It could also provide a more accurate picture of your financial health. Ask our experts for help or attend a free workshop.