Business Advising

The WBC provides free business advising sessions by appointment Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. After hours and weekend appointments are available by request.

Our Counseling Services Include
  • Business Start-Up: Assistance with concept ideas, financial forecasts, market research, and general start-up assistance for new business ventures
  • Business Plan Development: Assistance with writing and formalizing the business plan and financial projections
  • Business Growth: Assistance with exploring funding options and preparing for loan applications; brainstorming ideas and creating action plans with SMART goals
  • Marketing Plans: Assistance with writing and formalizing a responsive marketing plan that meets your needs; assist with development of business social media pages and website
  • Management Assistance: Assistance with financial management, human resource management, organization and operations
  • Certification and Contracting: Assistance with application process and accessing information on government contracting
Startup Business Owners
  • If you’ve been in business for 17 months or less, register for the Entrepreneur Orientation 
  • Email us at WBC@liftfund.com
Established Business Owners
  • If you’ve been in business 18 months or more, register for Capacity Building Class
  • Email us at WBC@liftfund.com.

Workshops​

The WBC provides business education workshops and training for new and established businesses.Visit LiftFund’s events page to view all upcoming workshops.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Additional Resources

  • LiftLearn: A library of business video tutorials, including business plan and financial plan templates and more
  • SA Small Business Calendar: Upcoming educational events for small business owners, including a variety of local small business resources.  
  • SBA Resources: Resources to help you start your business or expand your business
  • Loan Readiness Quiz: Find out how prepared you are to apply for a loan