For us entrepreneurs, this "new year" energy is just what we need to spark our efforts to build a business from the ground up. Here is what I am doing, just to give you a thought. I have a counseling session at the Womens' Business Development Center in Chicago. This is a wonderful support group, started many years ago by some very energetic women. They offer workshops and individual advice.
Taking advantage of support groups in your community is one of the most important things you can do. Here are other sources of free support:
Your local library. Go the the business section. Librarians are the friendliest and helpful people I have met. You can do research on your field of interest, find out what others are doing, look at sample business plans . . .
SCORE. This is an organization run by the Small Business Administration. It is staffed by retired business people who have experience in starting up and running successful businesses. They volunteer their services . . . you get the benefit!
You're not alone. There's a world of information out there. And, you don't have to dig into your bank account to take advantage of it.
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