Building your career of passion is more accessible than ever before

Many of us may find ourselves in a daily grind that isn’t fulfilling, but pays well. Some of us find ourselves in a job that we love, but doesn’t pay the bills. And A LOT of us simply don’t know what we’d be happiest pursuing.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Lakeland offers assistance developing business plans, market research, social media and customer outreach.  It can also offer financing options, loan packaging and accounting solutions.

More people than ever before are pursuing their dreams of entrepreneurship. You can have the freedom of working your own hours and the reward of reaping the benefits from your own efforts.

Preparing to start your own small business: Register for business counseling

Take one of our upcoming On BASE start-up business training webinars, then contact us to set up a meeting with our business counselor.

Already in business? Sign up for your business counseling today!

Not sure what your greatest business strengths are?

Note – we have no affiliation. We simply think this is a valuable resource to get you unstuck. offers a free online self-assessment tool called CliftonStrengths.

This online test (formerly named the Clifton StrengthsFinder) measures the intensity of your talents in each of the 34 CliftonStrengths themes. These 34 themes represent what people do best.

Immediately after completing the CliftonStrengths assessment, you’ll receive your results in a report featuring customized descriptions of your rank-ordered dominant strengths. If you purchase CliftonStrengths 34 (($49.99) over Top 5, you’ll receive additional reports. Go to their website to see additional offerings.

Again, we have no affiliation with them, but we think their free online assessment may be enough to get you started with SBDC’s free business guidance!