Small Business Counseling

America's SBDC Iowa can unlock your potential by providing business expertise normally reserved for larger companies. Our experienced and no-cost business counselors are ready to assist you in all areas and stages of your small business.

Primary Areas of Counseling

New Business Guidance
Loan Proposal Assistance
Market Research Services
Cash Flow Projections
Human Resource Management
Strategic Planning

Business Succession Strategies
Business Growth Strategies
Disaster Recovery
Market Planning and Strategy
Basic Business Start-up

Business Continuity Planning
Accounting and QuickBooks
Writing a Business Plan
Business Planning and Modeling
Financing Opportunities
Export Assistance

How to Prepare for Your Counseling Appointment

  • Come up with a plan for your meeting - write down any specific questions or concerns for your counselor 
  • Gather any relevant documents you may need 
  • Refrain from signing any binding agreements or contracts before your appointment

What You Might Want to Bring to Your Counseling Appointment

  • Any business-related financial documents
  • Any legal paperwork related to your business
  • Any business licenses or certifications
  • Any specific questions or concerns you have
  • Any additional documents that your counselor asks for

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