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Meet with a Counselor

UNI RBC-Waterloo050Several organizations throughout the state offer free one-on-one sessions with trained counselors.  Counselors act as sounding boards as you move from evaluating your idea to planning your business and can address a number of start-up issues, including markets, competition, operations and your business plan. When you contact a potential counselor, be specific about what information you need and what kind of business you are starting so you can be matched with the best resource.

Before meeting with a counselor, make note of the following:

  • Questions from your market research
  • Concerns about how your business will operate
  • Issues about competition or location

Find counseling in your area throughFollow the link and search for "Start-Up Business Counseling" under the "Starting a Business Category".  Want to talk to a live person about your business idea?  Give the Iowa Business Concierge a ring toll free at 866-537-6052.

Talking with a start-up business counselor is a great way to determine whether you have an idea or an opportunity. Check out the Iowa Business Concierge and get looped in with an Iowa resource provider who can help!