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What the Stimulus Plan Means for Your Business

The mantra heard most often in business these days is "Do More With Less"

The mantra heard most often in business these days is "Do More With Less." For many businesses, cutting costs while trying to grow—or even sustain their place in the market—is easier said than done.

What could help many businesses is gaining access to some of that $787 Billion in Federal Stimulus Package monies. Not surprisingly, many small companies [94% of them according to a recent Intuit survey] said that, "success depends more on what they do for themselves than the government."

Steve King from Emergent Research—when interviewed by Entrepreneur about the survey—said he's not surprised by that attitude. The money has only just started to flow - like only 2% to 5% thus far. Steve is one of the experts tapped to clarify the opportunities presented by the Federal Stimulus Package in an upcoming online event:

MVP_badge_stimulusThe Stimulus Package: What Does It Mean For Your Business
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT
12:00 p.m. MT / 11:00 a.m. PT

Register Now

Featured Speakers:
Steve King, Emergent Research
Chad Moutray, Chief Economist U.S. SBA
Sam Sliman, President, Optimal Solutions

What's unique about this panel event is that it's focused on  showing you how to leverage this opportunity, as well as pointing out what won't help, so you can create the right strategy for your company. This way you can be sure to maximize your efforts to get the best results and stay focused on driving the business results you're after. Growth and sustainability.

I encourage you to go register now to find out how your company can leverage benefits from the stimulus package—either directly or by helping your customers do so. [read more business for you, either way]

In the meantime, if you haven't read it, an E-book sponsored by MyVenturePad, SCORE and SAP, The Stimulus Package: What it Means for Growing Businesses, will get you up to speed so you're ready to take action with what you learn from Steve, Chad and Sam during the live event on July 29th.

You can also go follow @SAP4SME on Twitter for more information and updates on this topic.

More Stories By Ardath Albee

Ardath Albee, CEO & B2B Marketing Strategist of her firm Marketing Interactions, helps companies with complex sales increase and quantify marketing effectiveness by developing and executing interactive eMarketing strategies driven by compelling content.

Her book, eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale, was published by McGraw-Hill.

Her articles and blog posts have been used for university ezines, published in CRM Today, Selling Power, Rain Today and Enterprise CRM News. Marketing Profs has incorporated her blog posts into a number of their "Get to The Point" newsletters.