Business Counselor

Employer Name: 
Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)-Appalachian State University
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  • Handle client intake, assessment and introductory counseling: deciding the best assistance options for each client (training, group counseling, individual counseling), answering general start-up questions, developing financial spreadsheets and completing short-term research projects for selected clients.
  • Work directly with SBTDC clients to gather and input the information needed to produce business financial statements (income statements, balance sheets and cash flows).
  • Perform financial ratio analysis and develop business plan or loan package, then help the client determine the appropriate next steps (possible examples: identify potential funding sources, rehearse banker presentation, develop benchmarks and tracking mechanisms, how to implement plan).
  • Provide counsel on strategic planning, marketing and sales, human resources, organizational development, and other general business topics.
  • Work alongside the regional center director to support the regional service center with departmental reporting, reconciliations and approvals, purchasing, asset management, data management, and budgeting.
  • Maintains responsibilities related to supporting the regional service center through administrative functions such as reporting, reconciliation, resource management, etc.

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