Free Counseling for Your New Business
Did you know you that free counseling is available to help you launch a new business? Sure, a business coach would be nice, but it could cost more than you care to spend or can afford. Luckily, there’s another way and it’s through the federal government. The government has excellent resources and a lot of it is free or certainly at a modest cost.
The US Small Business Administration has a couple of avenues to try. You will find Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s) in each state They offers a host of classes and workshops plus individual counseling services. Another alternative is SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives. another partner of the SBA. this organizations boasts over 10,000 volunteers in 800 countries around the country who provide assistance to small businesses on a volunteer basis. They offering counseling sessions in person or you can even participate in free online webinars.
It doesn’t end there. In Colorado, we have the Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring, training, coaching and workhops as well as small business loans. Of course, check out your public library. Although librarians are not business coaches or mentors in the formal sense, they can direct you to the best resources.