If you lead a small company that has made it through the start-up phase and need some assistance to rapidly grow revenues, expand your product or service line, or if you need to improve infrastructure or expand staffing to keep up the pace, Growth Advisory Services can help.
The Business Council of Fairfield County is an active member of CTNext – a statewide network dedicated to strengthening Connecticut’s innovation community by opening up national, statewide, and local networks so entrepreneurs can access the knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to succeed.
Our role is to help smaller companies that have been in business at least a year and that have between 9 and 99 employees grow faster and become more vital contributors the Connecticut economy. Read more about our portfolio of companies here.
Companies with these characteristics and that have plans to grow by at least 15% per year can join CTNext and become eligible for supported access through The Business Council to a number of resources that can aid an help fund your growth.
Some instances where we can help:
- Mentoring – As a relatively new CEO of President, you may have never led a rapid transformation or growth phase and would like to have an experiences mentor help guide your way and work with you to develop your plan, identify likely obstacles ad help you reach out the venture community for additional funding. We can help by referring you to qualified members of the CTNext mentor network.
- Prototyping / Testing – If you need to prototype or test a new product or service but don’t really have the operating funds or connections needed to rapidly develop your concept, we can help you find a prototype lab or research firm that can quickly address your needs.
- Process or Systems Improvement – If you need to add new systems and processes to accommodate planned growth for a new contract, we can help you find experts who have done similar work and assist you in possibly obtaining funding to help you afford the investment.
- Finding New Service Providers – As your company is growing, you realize you may need additional accounting, legal or banking support, or other resources, but you are not sure who to reach out to. We can help with referrals to regional leaders and subject matter experts.
How to connect
There are many reasons to reach out to our Growth Advisory Services team. We will help you join the CTNext network and refer you to the best resources that can help you address your growth stage needs. To join, click here to complete our starter questionnaire so we know a bit more about your firm and its needs from the start.
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