WESTMINSTER — Mike Fish, Small Business Development Center counselor, is availableTuesday afternoons to consult on business opportunities with CarrollCounty businesses.
Fish opened the counseling center at the Winchester Building in March.
"Business has been wonderful in Carroll County," Fish said. "I have consulted with nearly 20 people since my first month."
County business consultations have ranged from people wanting to open a restaurant to auto repair shops and furniture manufacturing.
"We help people write business plans, put financing packages together, even go along with them to a bank," Fish said.
Clients have been business owners as well as individuals looking to start up small businesses.
"Carroll County business owners tend to be very knowledgeble and informed about their business," Fish said. "They frequently need help with financing or how to go about a business expansion."
Counselingis free to any Carroll resident.