America's SBDC Iowa at Kirkwood Community College


Scott SwensonRegional Director
P:
319-377-8256
F:
319-398-5698

scott.swenson@kirkwood.edu

KTOS Outreach Center 3375 Armar Drive Marion, IA 52302

Hosted by:

Laurie Moritz, Owner

Client Success Story: Sweet Raw Joy, Cedar Rapids

As a runner, Laurie Moritz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa wanted to eat flavorful healthy food to enhance her tough workouts. However, she had no interest in giving up delicious desserts in exchange for a healthier diet. She came across the idea of eating raw...Read more >>

Juliet Pae-Corr, Owner

Client Success Story: Fix Salon, Cedar Rapids

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College provided business plan and financing assistance to Juliet Pae-Corr so she could grow and expand her beauty salon/spa business. Juliet Pae-Corr had always wanted to be a hair...Read more >>

Joe Sipich, Owner

Client Success Story: Milio’s Sandwiches, Cedar Rapids

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College helped Joe Sipich develop his business plan, plus provided free market research, so he could open his franchise restaurants. Milio’s Sandwiches, located in the Rooseve...Read more >>

Conrad Ramsey, Owner

Client Success Story: Ramsey’s Metro Market, Marion

Conrad Ramsey received help from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College in optimizing his business plan, comparing possible locations, and finding financing so he could open his unique wine bar. Conrad Ramsey had a...Read more >>

Kris and Brian Tharp, Owners

Client Success Story: We Run LLC, North Liberty

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College helped Brian and Kris Tharp open their specialty running store by providing assistance developing a business plan and financial projections, helpful demographic market research,...Read more >>

Jim Happel, Tami Garman, Owners, with Al Beach, SBDC Director

Client Success Story: Happle Gourmet Foods, Williamsburg

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kirkwood Community College has helped Jim Happel and Tami Garman grow and expand their thriving specialty food business for more than eleven years. Happle’s Gourmet Foods is a producer of s...Read more >>

About the Center

The Kirkwood center collaborates with federal, state, local and private resources to ensure maximum benefit to its clients. Its expert, confidential and free business counseling is available in Benton, Jones and Linn counties and includes business planning, financing options, market research, loan proposal assistance, business growth strategies, new business guidance, business succession strategies, and business disaster counseling.

Workshop Calendar

Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits?Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months?Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running?How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster? Having a business continuity plan is essential to establishing a successful and resilient small business. The cost o...
Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits?Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months?Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running?How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster? Having a business continuity plan is essential to establishing a successful and resilient small business. The cost of...
This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened to get you off course, and you are still interested but a little lost. While this is not an in-depth discussion of government contracting, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory related to navigating the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can or should be taking, and give you a fresh start and re...
Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits?Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months?Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running?How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster? Having a business continuity plan is essential to establishing a successful and resilient small business. The cost of...
Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update – September 30, 2015

12:00-1:00 PM

Course description coming soon.

Attendees can register to attend via the IASourceLink website at  www.iowataxwebinars.com.

 

Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits?Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months?Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running?How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster? Having a business continuity plan is essential to establishing a successful and resilient small business. The cost of...
Keokuk Public Library (map)
This FREE 2-hour workshop is loaded with information to help you analyze your business idea. Covered topics include; 4 ways to start a business, conducting market research, writing a business plan, available funding, marketing the business, legal requirements, record keeping and taxes. Registration is required. All materials are provided. To Register please call 319-208-5375. Course# 50945
Extension ISU Louisa Co, 317 Van Buren, Wapello, I (map)
This FREE 2-hour workshop is loaded with information to help you analyze your business idea. Covered topics include; 4 ways to start a business, conducting market research, writing a business plan, available funding, marketing the business, legal requirements, record keeping and taxes. Registration is required. All materials are provided. To register please call 319-208-5375. Course # 50943

Iowa & South Dakota Sales/Use Tax Issues for Construction Contractors – October 21, 2015

12:00-1:00 PM CDT

Course description coming soon.


Attendees can register to attend via the IASourceLink website at  www.iowataxwebinars.com.
Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance (map)
This FREE 2-hour workshop is loaded with information to help you analyze your business idea. Covered topics include; 4 ways to start a business, conducting market research, writing a business plan, available funding, marketing the business, legal requirements, record keeping and taxes. Registration is required. All materials are provided. To register please call 319-208-5375. Course# 50944 
This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened to get you off course, and you are still interested but a little lost. While this is not an in-depth discussion of government contracting, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory related to navigating the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can or should be taking, and give you a fresh start and re...
Southeastern Community College Keokuk (map)
Let’s Put Our Cities, and Your Business on the Map! Presented by GOOGLE. We want to help every business in our community get found on the web-starting with yours! 97% of consumers look online for local goods and services. People are searching online for your business every day! Make sure they can find and connect to you by adding your business information to Google Search and Maps. It’s EASY and it’s FREE! This hands-on workshop will guide you through putting your bus...
Southeastern Community College Keokuk (map)
Let’s Put Our Cities, and Your Business on the Map! Presented by GOOGLE. We want to help every business in our community get found on the web-starting with yours! 97% of consumers look online for local goods and services. People are searching online for your business every day! Make sure they can find and connect to you by adding your business information to Google Search and Maps. It’s EASY and it’s FREE! This hands-on workshop will guide you through putting your bus...
This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened to get you off course, and you are still interested but a little lost. While this is not an in-depth discussion of government contracting, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory related to navigating the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can or should be taking, and give you a fresh start and re...

Director's Corner

If you're looking for basic information on the following subjects, just click on one of the fact sheets below.

Accounting Fact Sheet
Grants Fact Sheet
Legal Structure Fact Sheet
Marketing Fact Sheet
Planning Fact Sheet