Free consultations for people interested in purchasing a franchise, provided by a company funded by corporations nationwide to seek qualified people to run and operate franchises in the U.S.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives gives small business owners free guidance in establishing and maintaining successful enterprises. The Web site offers disaster advice; locations of local chapters; links to calculators, free software, business plans, trade shows, and other business resources; news and informational articles; and free, confidential counseling by e-mail and in person. Counselors representing more than 600 skills are available to assist in locating investors, setting goals, veterans' business issues, and other matters.
Local SCORE volunteers provide free, confidential business counseling
to entrepreneurs in Monterey, Salinas and Santa Cruz.