Market Your Business
As a small business owner, you likely don’t have a big marketing and advertising budget, but you can implement a marketing strategy that connects with your customers and is right for your pocketbook.
Trademark Your Brand
Brands are a critical asset. Do your due diligence before investing a lot of time and money in launching a new brand. Be sure the brand fits your company. Obtain a clearance search to make sure your new brand is available and doesn't infringe on anyone’s prior rights.
Become Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprises certified to open up more windows of opportunity to obtain contracts, grants and other benefits.
If you do business with the government, you’re going to be paid well. The government wants things to be done correctly and thoroughly, meaning they’re willing to pay more money for work to be done right. Tap into a new resource stream with Federal Contracts.
Hiring your first employee is a big step and introduces new complexities. As an employer, you must consider labor regulations and payroll taxes at the local, state, and federal levels.
Become A City Contractor
Each year, the City of Louisville purchases millions of dollars of goods and services to keep the city running and provide services for its residents, businesses, and other constituents. Contracting with the city could be good for business, but first you need to become a certified vendor.