Small Business Development Done Locally: Tech Startups Do Not Have to Go to Silicon Valley

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For any new tech startup seeking help, whether in terms of business development and growth, raising money or expanding its network, the first place to turn is a local small business development center.

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“Although we are profitable and were not looking for capital, Silicon Valley atmosphere was not welcoming. We quickly understood that it would be better to go local. This is why we turned to the Houston Technology Center.

For small businesses it is not easy to find business development advice, especially if the owners do not have the necessary contacts. The first place that comes to mind when a high-tech startup needs help is Silicon Valley – the home to many large technology companies. The region is saturated with small technology businesses seeking funding, rather than business development backing, and it is hard for outsider companies to get seen or heard while they are attempting to find assistance.

One such startup, Voxofon - http://www.voxofon.com, has picked a different route: while looking for strategic partners for business development purposes, its owners got in contact with a local technology center in Houston. Julia Goloshubina, Chief Operating Officer of Voxofon, says: “Many small businesses would benefit from getting assistance with strategic business development – something we have been looking for. Although we are profitable and have a working revenue model (and we were not looking for capital) Silicon Valley atmosphere was not welcoming. We quickly understood that it would be better to go local. This is why we turned to the Houston Technology Center.” Voxofon owners found exactly what they were looking for: knowledge and expertise that would be complementary to their own, and assistance in business development.

Voxofon, a small tech startup, develops integrated smartphone technologies and applications that deliver simple, smart and cost effective global communications solutions. The journey started with developing an agile VoIP platform that brings unique benefits and economies to today’s global smartphone user allowing calling abroad and sending text messages. As the company continued expanding its in-house developed technology, it started addressing safety issues on smartphones. By the time Voxofon applied to the Houston Technology Center, it was easy to recognize that the company has a very strong foundation, and the core team has the skills and ambitions to take the new technology to the next level.

“Houston Technology Center has certain criteria for accepting its clients. Some of them are: strategy based on new proprietary technology, revenue projections or valuations attractive to growth-capital investors, disruptive technology and finally willingness and desire to receive coaching.” – says Greg Wright, Director of IT Acceleration of Houston Technology Center. “Voxofon is an ideal client for us and we believe that they have great perspectives based on their technology.”

For any new tech or other startup seeking help, whether in terms of business growth, raising money or expanding its network, the first place to turn is a local small business development center. Taking the right steps, and performing the right actions at the right time is critical for a small business survival.

About Voxofon
Voxofon is a Houston-based Mobile VoIP company that provides technologically advanced, easy-to-use IP communication services for individuals and businesses. Voxofon delivers high quality, efficient customer support and cheap international rates. There are no monthly fees, no downloads, and calls abroad are available from any phone. For more information, visit http://www.voxofon.com.

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