STEP 3 – Ask for help.
Seek out as much knowledgeable, unbiased information, advice, and counsel as you can – just make sure to not rely on just one, single source for feedback. Make sure you include an expert or two in the mix. Variety in this arena will enhance your perspective and confidence going into business for yourself.
Don’t worry. You don’t have to pay for the advice of an expert every step of the way while you’re materializing your small business.
Yes, it’s smart and safer to get a small business attorney and perhaps an accountant to review your business credentials at certain points (and in certain situations it’s essential), but with the Internet and many free, professional services based locally – there are SO many resources and insights entrepreneurs can take advantage of.
Here are some organizational chapters in the Daytona Beach/Volusia County area that are incredibly worthwhile for small business owners to look into:
SCORE in Daytona Beach offers free business and marketing workshops AND personalized, free business counseling either on email, phone or face-to-face with your very own SCORE business professional. Everything SCORE provides is completely free, and with the service of this non-profit, you’ll get business advice and direction from successful business people in a number of different fields.
The Daytona Beach Small Business Development Center, located near Daytona State College, has an incredible amount of resources, including free events, seminars and consultations to help entrepreneurs navigate the business realm. Even longtime business owners can benefit from free advice on topics like marketing trends and improved business software. For a list of their upcoming events in Daytona Beach, click here.
Need more guidance? Don’t forget about STEP 1 and STEP 2 of the essential steps for starting small business in Florida! If you’re looking for the services of a small business attorney for business contracts or any complicated legal facets of your company, contact Heidi S. Webb Attorney at Law to set up a free consultation.
Attorney Heidi Webb practices in the areas of Small Business Law and Estate Planning. Her office is located in the historic Kress building in Daytona Beach, FL, and she serves all cities in Volusia and Flagler Counties, including Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Port Orange, and surrounding areas.