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How mature is your sales organization?



How mature is your sales organization?

From: bizjournals.com When executives describe their sales organizations, they often use expressions like “sales department,” “sales team,” and “sales force.” Those three expressions are used as synonyms when, in reality, they serve as phases of the sales organization maturation process. When the business first opened its doors, the proprietor conducted all of the selling. After a […]

Twenty Businesses You Can Start Tomorrow



Twenty Businesses You Can Start Tomorrow

Only those with money, special skills and a lot of luck can start a successful business, right? The fact is there are myriad enterprises waiting to be hatched that don’t require gobs of capital and fancy degrees. We’re not talking about the next Google, Microsoft or General Electric here, but tidy, profit-generating outfits all the same. Better yet, you get […]

Encore Entrepreneurship for Women



Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business. Duration: 00:30:00  Text based accessible version  SBA Keyboard Shortcuts [button url=”http://www.sba.gov/tools/learning-center-registration/740879″ target=”blank” style=”soft” background=”#CCCCCC” color=”#FFFFFF” ts_color=”light” ts_pos=”bottom-right”]Begin course[/button] System Requirements: Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player Due to Flash […]

Globe: Deadline Extended for ‘14 Top Places to Work Nominations



Globe: Deadline Extended for ‘14 Top Places to Work Nominations

If you missed the chance to nominate your company for The Boston Globe’s annual Top Places to Work, you’re in luck. The Globe has extended the deadline to participate in the survey until June 27. The survey is open to any Massachusetts organization with 50 or more employees. This includes private and public employers, nonprofit organizations, […]

Exporting University – Enroll Anytime!



Exporting University – Enroll Anytime!

If you’re interested in exporting your small business’ goods or services – or are an exporter already – you probably know about the wealth of information we have here at SBA.gov and the resources available over at Export.gov. But another great source of knowledge is Export University, a series of courses designed for all stages of exporting. What is […]

Digital marketing plan example



Digital marketing plan example

Use this example digital strategy to help create your own plan Authors: Annmarie Hanlon, consultant at Evonomie Last updated: March 2014 Format: Long-form 10 page Word templates for amending and a shorter, 1 page strategy summary table Related resources: Marketing plan examples and the blank strategy workbook in the RACE Digital Strategy course. How will this example digital plan help me […]