SBA, Dell Launch New Educational Video Series to Help Small Businesses Grow, Create Jobs
Highlighting the experiences of successful entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington D.C., and Dell Inc. Round Rock, Texas, launched an online video series offering tools and strategies to help small-business owners rebound from the economic recession and put themselves in a position to expand and create jobs.
The series, “Strategies for Growth: Advice for Expanding Your Business,” includes real-world insight, solutions and advice from small business owners who’ve succeeded in good and bad economic times. Additionally, the series draws on the expertise of counselors, policy makers and others for accessing resources and tools available to small-business owners.
“Some of the best advice a small-business owner can get is from other small-business owners who’ve been in their shoes,” SBA administrator Karen G. Mills said. “They’ve dealt with the day-to-day challenges and found ways that worked for them to meet those challenges, pursue their life’s dream and grow their business. This video series brings those real-life experiences together, along with information on other valuable resources and opportunities, in a way that will help other small-business owners chart their own path to success.”
The Strategies for Growth partnership with Dell was announced at a National Press Club luncheon where Mills discussed the outlook for small business and the economy in the coming year. Joining Mills for the announcement was Dell’s vice president of government affairs Becca Gould.
“For Dell, partnering with groups like the SBA to share solutions for success is a significant way we support small businesses,” said Gould. “By featuring entrepreneurs winning in today’s marketplace, this video series goes beyond advice to provide solutions for businesses looking to grow." concluded Gould.
The Strategies for Growth video series highlights key topics that engage small-business owners in issues critical to small-business growth. These areas include planning for growth, government contracting, team building, marketing, technology, exporting opportunities and disaster recovery.
Strategies for Growth is available on the SBA’s Web site at www.sba.gov/strategiesforgrowth and at the SBA’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/sba. Each topic is indexed by subject and includes additional resources for entrepreneurs.
About the SBA
The SBA provides free small-business counseling and training through a variety of programs, services and resource partners located throughout the country. Each of the business owners featured in Strategies for Growth benefited from a variety of training and resource tools offered by the SBA.