Counseling

We provide free one-on-one confidential business counseling by trained staff professionals and volunteer business analysts with experience as business owners or executives. The SBDC offers counseling on a broad list of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Start Up Issues

  • Writing a Business Plan

  • Loan Applications Process

  • Licensing and Permits

  • Marketing

  • Hiring and Managing Employees

  • Financial Management and Bookkeeping

  • Legal and Tax Issues

  • Home-based Business Opportunities

To schedule a counseling appointment, please call 563-336-3401. Appointments are available from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. It is helpful for you to please print and fax a Request for Counseling form to us ahead of your appointment.