Services 2018-01-29T16:50:16+00:00

Clarify your vision. Formulate your plan. Solve your problem.

Denise Reynolds qualified for a reduced line of credit, thanks to her Business Advisers of Cleveland mentor as part of the Bad Girl Ventures program.

Counseling, Mentoring and Consulting

We serve individuals who want to start for-profit and not-for-profit businesses and those who already lead an organization and need free, unbiased answers to their business-related questions.

Our volunteer counselors serve on small teams for sessions in our convenient Midtown office. First time clients may schedule as many follow-up sessions as they desire and, if they qualify, may be mentored for a longer term by a BAC volunteer assigned because of his or her related expertise.

In addition, if clients’ businesses are already successful but they need a consultant with a particular expertise for a longer engagement, we’ll find the right volunteer for the job.

Some of the areas we cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a business plan
  • Preparing for obtaining funding
  • Knowing when to hire more employees
  • Marketing your product or service
  • Understanding the role of social media
  • Buying a business

What to Expect

Once you complete the Request for Counseling form, we’ll contact you by phone or email to schedule your appointment.  Sessions are typically scheduled 7 to 10 days in advance.

You’ll appreciate our convenient location and free parking. More than that, you’ll be glad you met with the team of experienced and knowledgeable counselors at Business Advisers of Cleveland.

To schedule a session, complete a Request for Counseling form.

Click here to request a FREE counseling session.

Educational Programs

Business Advisers of Cleveland volunteers serve as coaches for selected participants of the Encore Entrepreneurs program sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Topics: Concept2Business, Business Plan, Small Business Legalese, Know Your Customer, Where’s the Money? and The Perfect Pitch.

The six-week program takes place at various CCPL locations throughout Northeast Ohio. Go to cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Lifelong-Learning/Encore-Entrepreneurs.aspx for more information about this free program.

Business Advisers of Cleveland volunteers will present the following seminars on the 2nd floor of the Louis Stokes Wing of the Cleveland Public Library on Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland.

  • Entrepreneurship 101 (Saturday, April 7 – 3:00-4:00)
  • The Art of Marketing (Saturday, April 14 – 3:00-4:00)
  • Developing a Winning Business Plan (Saturday, May 5 – 3:00-4:00)
  • Accounting for Small Business (Saturday, May 12 – 10:15-11:15)
  • Taxes for Small Business (Saturday, May 12 – 11:30-12:30)

For more information, contact Business Advisers of Cleveland.

Chris Ronayne, CEO of University Circle, Inc., and chair of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, spoke at the BAC speaker series in October 2016.
To learn more about our Speaker Series, click here.
To view PDF resources, click here

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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Let us help you and your business grow.