Where Business Begins in Iowa

Need help? Call us!

General Assistance − 866.537.6052
Business Licensing − 800.532.1216

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.  Click the button below to live chat with the Iowa Business Concierge and get looped in with an Iowa resource provider who can help!