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Ask the Patch Pro: Seeking Local Experts on Starting Your Own Business

Patch is looking for experts who can answer reader questions and offer advice about starting your own small business.

Thinking about starting your own business, but not quite sure where to start? Patch wants to help you find answers to your questions this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can offer advice about starting your own business. 

If you're a local small business owner or consider yourself a business expert and can and can offer advice to other aspiring entrepreneurs, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Two: You can send an email to jordan.lanham@patch.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Feb. 28. 

Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:

  • Ask the Patch Pro: Career Experts Answer Job Search Questions
  • Ask the Patch Pro: Experts Answer Your Cooking Questions
  • Ask the Patch Pro: Experts Answer Your College Prep Questions

So what do you say, who wants to be our expert?

Marc Jacob February 25, 2013 at 05:43 PM
My name is Marc Jacob, owner of The Jacob Law Firm, LLC. We help start-up and small businesses with contracts drafting/negotiations, as well as commercial leasing and licensing issues. The firm is a member of the University City Chamber of Commerce. You can contact me at the office at: mjacob@jacob-law.com or at (314) 862-2237.
Jordan Lanham February 25, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Thank you all for responding! I will be in touch with each of you this afternoon!
w. martin February 25, 2013 at 09:16 PM
There is also (I hear) a government paid employee of the city of St. Charles whose job is to guide first time business and, or coordinate the entrepreneur's actions with some people who can get them started - for FREE. I think they call it an incubator for businesses. I haven't had any luck geting contact with the young man, but it's supposed to be Ron Miller at 636-928-7714. I'll keep trying...
Jennifer Hojnacki February 25, 2013 at 11:31 PM
I'd be happy to help. My name is Jennifer Hojnacki and I own a marketing consulting business specializing in small and medium sized companies and (more importantly) I own my own local retail business, a yoga studio in west county. You can reach me at jdhojnacki@yahoo.com
Michelle Walker February 28, 2013 at 06:33 AM
I would be happy to participate. I have owned STL Buy & Sell Real Estate Services in St. Peters for 6 years. I have a lot of insight into professional organizations and being involved in the community. Michelle@STLBuyRentSell.com

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