Meet with a Counselor
Several 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.