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

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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 >>

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 >>

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.

Workshop Calendar

To register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/5068/127805. Join ManpowerGroup for a complimentary webinar designed to reduce your employment law nightmares. In this engaging and interactive webinar, Mark Toth will answer the world’s most terrifying employment law questions. Mark will address the questions that keep you awake at night and ensure that you get all the latest employment law news on everything from hiring to firing and beyond. After this fast-paced hour, you'll ...
The Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Small Business Owners - What the New Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business. Click HERE to find the Link to Register. Scroll down the page that pops up until you reach "Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars for Small Employers". Click on the link for the date you want to attend. It is presented every Thursday through the end of October, 2014. This webinar focuses on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. I...
To Register Online: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q0X Starts at 10:00 am CDT Doing Business in Nigeria Webinar Event: Nigeria: Capitalizing on Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles Venue: Your computer Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 Cost: Free Nigeria is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, averaging over 7% growth in the past decade and is ranked among Africa’s largest consumer markets. Join us for this no cost informational ...

Director's Corner

Watch this great Video about Hometown Market, Central City!


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