Vistas: Geri Stengel’s Blog: Small business growth

Sponsors Can Supercharge Your Business’s Growth

Sponsorship is a powerful concept in the corporate world, yet women entrepreneurs are pretty much unaware of its power.

How to Build a $10 Million Business, from Women Who Did It

Elite women-owned business -- those earning $10 million in revenue annually -- are growing in numbers almost 50% faster than $10 million business in general and nearly 100% faster than all women-owned businesses, according to Growing Under the Radar: An Exploration of the achievement of Million-Dollar women-Owned Firms, research commissioned by American Express OPEN.

How Small Businesses in Red Hook Recovered from Sandy

Red Hook, Brooklyn, is a mixture of light industry, open space, and residences. Its population is about 10,000. With no subway directly serving the area, getting there from Manhattan takes patience, although it is only minutes away by car. Plagued by high unemployment and poverty, the neighborhood adopted a plan in 1996 to reinvigorate itself. During the next 16 years, it became known as a destination for food, drink, and great waterfront views.

5 Strategies to Break Through Revenue Barriers from a $340 Million Company

Chances are, you’ll need more than one technique to keep your company growing. Over the course of 20 years, Liz Elting’s and Phil Shawe’s company, TransPerfect, has grown to $342 million in revenue with 2,200 employees worldwide. The company provides translation and discovery services to law firms, healthcare companies and other businesses in which speed and accuracy are critical.
 

Government Wants to Grow Your Small Business

Do my eyes deceive me? The government will grow my small business. How?

Keep Customer Service in the U.S. If You Want Your Business to Thrive

Competition is fierce; to distinguish itself, a small business needs to stand out from the crowd. Customer service is the way to do that.

Growing Your Business Takes More Than Money

While growth often means more financing, that isn’t necessarily the case. Sometimes a strategic alliance can grow your business in ways that money can’t.

Merging May be Best Route to Growth

Back in the ‘90s, Hilda Polanco, a CPA with a staff of 10, had an out-of-the-box idea. She realized that nonprofits had a real need for a cost-effective way to professionalize accounting and financial management but no one was providing that service. It was the perfect way to differentiate her service from other accounting practices.

How to Find the Right Partner for Big Bucks Contract

Karen Barbour is founder and president of the Barbour Group, a $3.6 million dollar company that grew 45% from 2007 to 2010, earning a place -- for the 4th consecutive year -- on Inc.500/5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. She was also a 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Woman.

Want to Grow Your Business? Team

Maybe you don’t think your business is the right kind or big enough to grow through government contracting. Think again.



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