Small Business Growth Program (SBGP)



Kansas City, Missouri is working towards helping businesses use the Internet to compete in today’s increasingly digital economy. Together with Strategic Networks Group, we are providing participating small businesses with tools and resources to better understand how broadband utilization can help them be more competitive and grow.

As businesses and communities look for ways to compete and flourish in a global economy, the Internet has the potential to be transformative – if used effectively. Unfortunately, a majority of small and medium sized businesses don’t understand what they should be doing online to grow.

Research has shown that small-to-medium businesses deploying just one additional revenue generating Internet practice can increase their revenues by as much as 18%.

How This Program Benefits Kansas City’s Businesses

Small Business Growth Program (SBGP) logoThe Small Business Growth Program (SBGP) shows businesses why they need to improve and change their behavior online with individualized business cases – a roadmap of Internet applications to deploy and accompanying Return on Investment (ROI) – along with the tools to get there. The unique value of the SBGP is taking results from tens of thousands of assessments taken by business across the US – more than ten States – and showing businesses exactly how their peers are thriving online.

The SBGP shows SMEs (Small to Medium Sized Enterprises) the business implications, in terms of potential revenue growth and cost savings, of using Internet applications.

We see this as a great program to help businesses as increasing your Internet use just a little bit could have massive bottom line implications. Extensive research conducted by SNG amongst businesses across the US shows that on average and across all industries, SMEs deploying additional Internet applications – and not just selling online – are seeing significant revenue increases and cost savings.

What are these applications, and how, specifically, can they improve your business? Just how easy is it to succeed instead of fail? Take twenty minutes to learn from your peers, capitalize on their success and avoid their missteps.

All local companies that complete the assessment will receive a personalized scorecard that will illuminate opportunities to drive revenue and create efficiencies.

Additionally, participating businesses will receive access to unique online tools and tutorials to help better understand how to be more effective online.

We Need Your Input

If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact KCBizCare staff at kcbizcare@kcmo.organd we will connect you with one of our partner business coaches.