The Small Business Advisory Group offers a broad range of services to help small businesses grow. Understanding that sales serve as the driving force of a small business, our advising experience provides companies with the support they need to survive and thrive, regardless of what the economy has in store. We have worked with numerous small businesses in the past and we are ready to put our knowledge and expertise to work for your company.
Your Goals Are Our Goals
It doesn’t matter how strong your operations and finance departments are if your company isn’t making its sales quotas. To that end, we offer a range of services to support your sales staff and help your franchisees meet their goals. Below are some of the services we provide to help your company prosper.
Use this Sales and Marketing Planning
Small business owners need strong plans in place to maximize sales. The Small Business Advisory Group helps companies create and execute personalized marketing plans to ensure they stay competitive. We will teach you how to and help you create profitable pricing models, identify market opportunities, and design effective advertising and marketing campaigns, based on the specific needs of your business and customers. From print advertising to web design and social media, we do it all.
Sales Management and Training
Like any other skill, sales must be practiced by those who will be doing the selling. We help small business managers develop effective, specific methods for making profitable sales. we will teach your sales force how to build strong relationships, identify needs, and close deals.
Government contracts are lucrative, but qualifying your company for these projects can be difficult. We will guide you through the registration process and work with you to identify and develop opportunities with federal, state, and local governments.
Exporting products and services to countries outside the U.S. can provide small businesses with a much-needed revenue source. While you don’t need licenses to export most products, you might have to secure one if you plan to ship high-tech goods or defense items, or trade with countries under trade embargos. The Small Business Advisory Group has the expertise and connections to help you identify small business export sales opportunities and secure the necessary licenses.
ITAR, or International Traffic in Arms Regulations, dictate the exportation and importation of defense articles to and from the U.S. If your company manufactures or exports defense articles, or furnishes defense services, you must register with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. The fines and penalties for non-compliance or failure to register are severe and range from the forfeiture of goods to a $1,000,000 fine and 10 years in prison for each violation. The Small Business Advisory Group has the expertise to guide you through the registration process and perform audits to make sure that your company is in full ITAR compliance.