Tyler Anderson, Chief Fun Officer

Roller City, Mason City

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at North Iowa Area Community College assisted Tyler Anderson in purchasing an existing roller skating rink by helping him develop a business plan, financial statements, and cash flow projections, plus reviewed marketing strategies and financing options.

Dr. Randall Wanke, Primary Researcher, and Leonard Hoogerwerf, Owner

QC Analytical Services, LLC, LeClaire

Leonard Hoogerwerf was assisted by the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Eastern Iowa Community College District in finding funding to launch a new product developed by one division of his commercial testing certified laboratory. Read More...

Tom Cackler, President

r-Pipe, Inc.

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa State University helped Tom Cackler, President of r-Pipe, Inc., get prepared and apply for funding to develop and test materials to build a prototype of a better sewer pipe made from recycled materials.


Sheryl Butler and Mary Dyer, Owners

Hearing Access Solutions, Inc., Glenwood

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Western Community College helped Sheryl Butler and Mary Dyer turn their home-based hearing solutions business into a limited liability corporation, and then a corporation, providing assistance in developing their business plan, creating cash flow projections, devising a marketing plan, and understanding accounting practices.



Jackson Home Center Grand Opening

Jackson Home Center, Centerville

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Indian Hills Community College provided Scott Jackson with business advice on determining a good purchase price for an existing business and then helped him find financing so he and his family could purchase it.

Peggy Hirte (right) and her staff

Hometown Medical Care, West Point

With assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Community College in developing a business plan, creating financial projections, and understanding and implementing QuickBooks, Peggy Hirte was able to set up her new family medical practice in West Point, Iowa. Read More...

Deb Davis, Owner

Sister’s Homestyle Entrées, Humboldt

Deb Davis received business start-up and expansion assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center for North Central Iowa so she could start her frozen meals company and then expand it further when demand increased quickly.

Mike Sexton, Founder/Owner

Real Time Ag, LLC

The Iowa Small Business Development Center for North Central Iowa helped Mike Sexton with his Demonstration Fund application during the development phase of his nutrient management regulation software business and then critiqued the project and provided additional insights on what he would need to be successful.

Jennifer Zupp and Jessica Zupp

Zupp and Zupp Law Firm, P.C., Denison

Twin sisters Jessica and Jennifer Zupp received help from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College in finding financing, preparing loan applications, and reviewing financing offers so they could open their new law firm in Denison, Iowa. Read More...

Heidi Bell, Owner

From The Ground, Leon

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southwestern Community College helped Heidi Bell start and grow her coffee house business by providing assistance in developing a business plan and financial statements, referring her to a revolving loan fund and a website developer, and providing training in QuickBooks and more. Read More...

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Established in 1981, the Iowa Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide free, confidential, customized business advice in all 99 Iowa counties to businesses with 500 employees or less. We also present affordable workshops that teach practical skills and techniques, conduct research, provide comprehensive information services, and offer access to subject matter experts in a variety of fields. Click on our Services tab to find the assistance center nearest you.


Our organization is the only nationally-accredited entrepreneurial development program in Iowa. We are an accredited affiliate of America’s SBDC, the national Small Business Development Center program. Our programs and activities have contributed significantly to economic growth in Iowa.


For more information on our program and services, call the Iowa SBDC State Center at 515-294-2030, or you can visit our About Us page. 

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