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:

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

Is your time in short supply? Are you interested in attending Government Tradeshows/Conferences and maximizing the time you spend at them? This FREE webinar, presented by Ms. Beth White, Iowa State University Government Contracting Specialist, will focus on: *Determining which tradeshows would provide the biggest Return on Investment (ROI) *Actions you can take prior to the conference *Researching your potential Government targets *Ensuring your marketing message is the best it can...
FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny, IA (map)
Who Should Attend Iowa business leaders looking for a better understanding of how to do business in the government sector. Registration is $25 per person. Continental Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.   To register, visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/registration/events/ciras/vendor or call 515-294-6222. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Program starts at 8:50 a.m. Exhibits open at 8:00 a.m. and are open at select times t...
210 1st St SW Clarion, Iowa (map)
A one-time comprehensive workshop covering the essentials of starting a small business. You will learn:The basics of what you need to do to start doing businessHow to write a business planHow to conduct market research for feasibility and business planningSmall business legal basicsAbout many resources and websites, and bring home your own small business guide binder including business plan and marketing templatesThis class will be held at Wright County Extension Office, 210 1st St SW, Clarion, ...
727 Sumner Ave, Humboldt, IA (map)
A one-time comprehensive workshop covering the essentials of starting a small business. You will learn:The basics of what you need to do to start doing businessHow to write a business planHow to conduct market research for feasibility and business planningSmall business legal basicsAbout many resources and websites, and bring home your own small business guide binder including business plan and marketing templatesThis class will be held at Humboldt County Extension Office, 727 Sumner Ave, Humbol...
311 Bank St, Webster City, IA (map)
A one-time comprehensive workshop covering the essentials of starting a small business. You will learn:The basics of what you need to do to start doing businessHow to write a business planHow to conduct market research for feasibility and business planningSmall business legal basicsAbout many resources and websites, and bring home your own small business guide binderincluding business plan and marketing templatesThis class will be held at Hamilton County Extension Office, 311 Bank St, Webster Ci...
LinkedIn is essential for making connections, hiring skilled employees, and promoting your business. Learn how to set up a profile, join groups, manage connections, locate jobs, and effectively market your company.

Wednesday, May 20
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

FREE! (including lunch)
Limited to 30 people

Register today!
712-325-3376

Director's Corner

Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids 2015!  March 6th, 2015

http://www.up.co/communities/usa/cedar-rapids/startup-weekend/5591




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