Iowa Small Business Development Center 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:

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 >>

Richard Marsceau, Owner

Client Success Story: Brewed Awakenings, Cedar Rapids

With extensive assistance in creating a written business plan, marketing and accounting from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College, Richard and Nancy Marsceau survived the Floods of 2008, the resulting economic down...Read more >>

Jenny and Brian Paustian, Owners

Client Success Story: Hometown Market, Central City

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College helped Jenny and Brian Paustian develop a business plan and find enough financing to purchase the only retail grocery store in their small Iowa town. Visitors to Hometown Marke...Read more >>

Melanie Bell, Owner

Client Success Story: Marion Music Academy, LLC, Marion

Melanie Bell received help writing a business plan and finding financing from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College so she could buy and renovate a building and open her music academy, and then received additional S...Read more >>

About the Center

The SBDC 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.

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Director's Corner

Watch this great Video about Hometown Market, Central City!


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