We Help & Guide Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

Our advisers provide advise to entrepreneurs and business owners about the business planning and owning process. Our advisers can help you understand the importance of writing business plan or marketing plan. Our advisers understand business plans and marketing plans are overwhelming to new business owners and we want to help you through the planning process. Our advisers understand and are committed to keeping your information confidential.  Our goal is to see your business grow and there are no fees for our assistance.

Already Own a Business? Our advisers can help you too!

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Give us a call with your business questions: 815-224-0212

How Our Business Advisers can assist you in many ways including:

  • Understanding the contents that go into a business plan or marketing plan
  • Providing assistance in gathering research information for business or industry
  • Evaluating & identifying opportunities for marketing and advertising your business
  • Reviewing your Business plans and provide feedback before you present to an investor or banker
  • Analyzing Financial Statements and help address financial challenges in your business
  • Reviewing Management and Operational procedures and provide suggestions for best practices

 To request an appointment, click here OR Call 815.224.0212


40 Under Forty-

We are currently taking nomination for the 40 Under Forty 2015 Award. Go to: www.starvedrockstartup.com/40-under-forty/


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