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Rather than pay high-priced consultants to dissect your business, seek free or low-cost advice. SCORE, the Small Business Administration’s Service Corps of Retired Executives, has nearly 12,000 retired business owners who provide free counsel by phone. Call SCORE at (800) 634-0245 for a referral to the chapter in your region, or pose questions at http://www.score.org. Also contact your local university, especially if it has a business school; many students and even some professors are willing to provide free input answer your questions.