When Mike and I first opened Wilcox Wellness & Fitness, we worked intensively with our business advisor through CEI (supported by the Small Business Administration). Tom was amazing for us - 1 part business advisor, 2 parts marriage counselor, and 100% amazing.
When Allison was in the process of evaluating our franchise offering, we recommended that she find her local CEI office and get connected with an advisor.
Opening a new business is one of the scariest things anyone will ever do. It takes guts. It takes courage. And it takes a lot of faith.
Allison's advisor, Brad helped her evaluate the numbers so she could make the best decision possible. As Allison said in this article, “This is the scariest thing I’ve ever done. CEI’s help gave me confidence in the numbers. Every time I feel that entrepreneurial dilemma, I go back to the numbers,”
I (we) are so thankful for the incredible free resource of CEI that we have in this great state to support small business. We would not be here today without you. Thank you, CEI!
If anyone is interested in starting a new business and wants to hear more about our experience, please don't hesitate to reach out. There are so many great resources that are 100% invested in your success.
CEI wrote an incredible article on the Allison's story - click here to read on.