BUSINESS COUNSELING AND ADVICE
The CBDC South Coast provides business counseling and advice to entrepreneurs and businesses. Assistance can be provided with business planning, startup, operation and succession planning. Information and guidance is provided on financial management, small business management, bookkeeping, marketing, human resources management, customer service and many other small business topics. Business counseling is provided on an individual basis with a specific client or business need and also in a group setting when training on business topics are provided in a general format in a workshop environment.
BUSINESS RESOURCES AND REFERRALS
Information and resource guides are available on various small business topics as well as facilitated access to a business library and on-line business resources. Referrals are made as necessary and appropriate to other business service providers, lenders, organizations and government departments or agencies to meet client needs.
New entrepreneurs with new business startups as well as seasoned business owners with well established businesses will always need to adapt to constant change impacting their businesses. The business environment is always changing from industry adjustments, demographic shifts, new customer expectations, shifting financial environment, increased regulatory demands and the list goes on. Resources and confidential assistance can be provided to help plan and respond to change with the ultimate goal of being proactive rather than reactive.