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Growing Business

In business 3+ years ready for operational and strategic planning, managing and financing growth.

All SBDC consulting services are offered at no cost throughout our tri-county service territory. The list below contains services commonly offered to growing businesses. Our services are tailored exclusively  to your business needs; if you do not see a specific area of need listed below, please make an appointment to speak with a consultant. Expand the menus below for more information on  some of our services.

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USPTO Patent Process Overview

This document is provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it outlines the steps necessary to obtain a non-provisional (utility) patent.

CERTIFICATION FACT SHEET

This document summarizes common federal, state and local certification criteria, certification lengths, certifying agencies, and associated fees.

TRADE FINANCE GUIDE

The Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters, was designed to assist small and medium-sized companies in the U.S. This guide provides vital information necessary for knowing the financial aspect of trade. This information gives small businesses the basics of trade finance to turn their export opportunities into the achievement of sales and profit.

BUSINESS LEASE CHECKLIST

A great checklist for any small business owner or entrepreneur outlining consideration before signing a commercial lease.