After setting up a financial counseling center, you will have to figure out ways of getting clients. The ‘clients’ in question here are the people who would be getting financial counseling services at the center and (hopefully) paying for the same.
One of the ways in which you can get clients for your financial counseling center is by advertising. So you can put up ads in the print media, or on broadcast media, inviting people who are seeking financial counseling to visit your center. Better still, you can run an online advertising campaign: where you get your ads to run on the websites that are usually visited by individuals who are in financial distress — individuals who would benefit from financial counseling. For instance, you may find an individual who has gone online to enter the getmyoffer.capitalone.com application code in order to secure a low credit score credit card. You can safely infer that such an individual is one who would probably benefit from financial counseling. So yours would be to put up ads on websites visited by such individuals, inviting them to get financial counseling at your center. Not all will respond to the ads, of course. But the few who do are people you can do business with.
Another way in which you can get clients for your financial counseling center is by networking. So you can network with other counselors (who offer other forms of counseling) with a view of getting them to send the clients who need financial counseling services your way.
Yet another way in which you can get clients for your financial counseling center is through referrals. If you offer good financial counseling services to individuals, those individuals are likely to refer their friends/relatives/acquaintances to your counseling center. The friends/relatives/acquaintances referred to you in this way can turn out to be clients, who in turn refer other clients—ultimately leading to a very busy financial counseling practice. In fact, there are probably some financial counseling centers out there that depend entirely on ‘word of mouth’ referrals.