Provides information and advice to small business owners on business subjects such as regulations, marketing strategies, financing requirements and potential sources, personnel issues, and so forth, to assist in starting a business, manage a growing business, or turn-around a declining business.
Provide business consulting services and support on a professional level to small business owners. Support is provided in specialized areas, such as obtaining contracts with federal, state and local governments; enhancing product commercialization and technology; entering or expanding into international trade.
Advises prospective clients of potential for marketing their product or service; conducts marketing analyses to determine area with best potential for product or service.
In the area of product development and commercialization, assists in new product feasibility studies, idea protection, market research, preliminary patent and trademark searches, etc.
Maintains clients' records, reference materials, and prepares special reports.
Attends public events such as trade shows and business expositions to publicize SBDC programs.
Attends workshops, seminars and training classes to improve skills related to area of expertise.
May prepare and make formal presentations to groups concerning small business topics, such as requirements to obtain SBA guaranteed loans.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelors and 3 to 5 years of experience
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of three to five (3-5) years of directly job-related experience.
Internal Number: STA005597
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