Free Virtual Business Coaching Available through Main Street West Union

Posted: November 20, 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented time to be a small business owner; each month has offered a new challenge for small business owners to overcome. To help businesses continue to move forward, Main Street West Union is excited to offer virtual one-on-one business coaching to any business within the Main Street West Union program boundaries (or, in the case of potential start-up businesses, any business that intends to locate within the Main Street West Union program boundaries). This coaching is absolutely free of charge due to West Union’s status as a Main Street Iowa community; this program normally costs $300 annually per person. The service, called the Small Business Lab, is offered through a partnership with Main Street Iowa, Main Street America, and the Rural Ideas Network.

The Small Business Lab lets you talk to small business experts about a wide range of topics that businesses have to deal with every day. Topics can include, but are not limited to, new jobs, streamlining your business, expanding your customer base, websites, start-ups, increasing sales, diversifying your product line, advertising, and overcoming obstacles.

Coaches hail from a variety of business sectors, which allows you to talk to someone who has experience with your specific business, from retail to overnight lodging to restaurants to service businesses.

You can schedule a session at a time that works for you, and you could have a coaching session as soon as the next day. You can sign up for as many or as few coaching sessions as you’d like.

“We are proud to be one of the first communities in Iowa to offer this service to our businesses,” said Jayde Blue, Executive Director of Main Street West Union. “Offering business trainings that apply to a wide variety of businesses is a great way to enhance knowledge and skills, to be used to better our local businesses. We hope that this one-on-one coaching can address more specific and immediate needs within the business community.”

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Learn more and get started by visiting this link: https://www.ruralideas.net/msi-small-business-lab

For any questions, call 563-422-3070 or email wudirector@westunion.com

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