Talk to a business counselor

Business counselors help you gain perspective on your career and your business skills. Often former entrepreneurs or business execs, they bring experience and on-the-ground expertise to help you:
  • identify people who may buy your art or your services
  • review and refine your career goals and strategies to achieve them
  • hone your promotional efforts
  • navigate financial records and planning
Start with these organizations when you’re ready to schedule some face time with a business counselor:

Small Business Development Centers help business owners address businesses challenges, from strategic planning to self- and art promotion.
  • Kansas SBDC at Johnson County Community College frequently works one-on-one with freelancers and sole proprietors (businesses without employees).
  • UMKC SBTDC offers one-on-one counseling, access to expertise and educational programs covering a wide-range of issues facing small business owners

SCORE : Retired business people volunteer their time and insight to budding entrepreneurs.