Business Growth Ideas for CT Manufacturers – Part 2: Markets

January 15, 2018

by Mark Paggioli

In this blog post, we look at ways that you can evaluate the markets you serve, determine their future outlook, and explore opportunities to leverage the capabilities of your business to potentially expand to other markets and customers. When was the last time you took a step back and looked at the market or markets you serve? Are you...(continue reading)

Business Growth Ideas for CT Manufacturers – Part 1: Products

December 14, 2017

by Mark Paggioli

In this blog post, we look at ways that you can evaluate your company products, determine their current value, and explore opportunities to improve or expand what you offer to existing and potential customers. When was the last time you reviewed your product offering? Has it been a while since you’ve benchmarked them against other solutions available to your...(continue reading)

Solutions to Four Common Issues Plaguing Business Owners

June 23, 2017

by Linda Colon

CONNSTEP’s Manager of Growth and Innovation Services, Mark Paggioli, has been reviewing industry articles and business data for the last several years. In doing so, he has uncovered recurring universal issues that continue to challenge business owners to this day. His analysis has uncovered four common issues that resonate in today’s business climate. In identifying these, Paggioli clarified these...(continue reading)

5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from an Energy Use Assessment

May 25, 2017

by Linda Colon

Doing more with less is a familiar mantra but what about spending less and getting more? CONNSTEP partners with Eversource and United Illuminating to provide an Energy Use Assessment program (EUA) that helps companies immediately identify areas within their facility that can benefit from targeted energy reduction. Low or no-cost fixes help business owners easily claim 10% or more...(continue reading)

5 Steps to Developing a Value-Based Strategy for Your Company

March 17, 2017

by Linda Colon

Management consultant and business visionary Peter Drucker once said, “If you don’t have a customer, you don’t have a business.” In order to ensure the sustainability of its customer base, business owners must constantly balance their company’s ability to deliver value to the customer and its need for economic viability. CONNSTEP recently held workshops on exit planning for the...(continue reading)

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