The SBDC center is located in downtown Burlington at River Park Place, formerly the Mercy Hospital Building. The center offers much more than loan packaging, financial projections, feasibility and business plan writing assistance; counselors are available to coach a new or existing business with all aspects of managing a business, from setting up and managing a record keeping system, to marketing and sales. The SBDC offers a wide variety of business classes including Basic Business Accounting, Writing a Winning Business Plan, and QuickBooks.
The SBDC program started at Southeastern Community College in November 1987 as a branch office of Indian Hills Community College. In 1989 it became a full center and serves Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa counties.