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How can a local advisor help me?
Role of a Local business advisor
A local advisor's role is to offer business counseling services tailored to new and existing small businesses.
Things you need to know about an advisor
There are thousands of local advisors worldwide that are part of four organizations. Partly funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the advisor network consists of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Women's Business Centers (WBC), SCORE Chapters, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs).
Cost to hire a local business advisor
Local small business advisor services are available free or at a low cost.
Benefits of connecting with an advisor
Local business advisors harness real-world business executives' and educators' experience and knowledge to provide invaluable mentorship in person, via email, or over video chat.
Consulting frequency with an advisor
How often a business meets with its local advisor is determined at the first appointment and based on a business's needs and goals.
Do local advisors offer anything beyond counseling?
Yes, local advisors are part of centers or chapters that offer low-cost training in various subjects and in-person and virtual events specific to small businesses.