Representatives from the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) at Pittsburg State University will be in Columbus on Tuesday, January 13 for free individual counseling sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sessions will be held at the Chamber of Commerce office, 320 E. Maple.

Local residents interested in developing new or existing businesses and existing businesses interested in discussing their financing and other assistance needs,. Can meet with KSBDC counselors during this time.

KSBDC assistance is confidential and provided without charge.

The KSBDC is part of the Business and Technology Institute at PSU. The BTI provides one-stop managerial, financial and technical assistance to individuals and businesses in Southeast Kansas. All business functional areas can be discussed at length. Subsequent counseling will be scheduled on an as needed basis, will involve follow-up visits by KSBDC/BTI personnel as necessary and will be tailored to the needs of the business.

Appointments are encouraged for the counseling sessions and can be made by calling the KSBDC at PSU (620-235-4921).