America's SBDC Iowa at Iowa Western Community College

Sue Pitts
Sue PittsRegional Director
P:
712-325-3350
Toll-Free:
800-432-5852 ext. 3350
F:
712-325-3408

spitts@iwcc.edu

Iowa Western Community College 2700 College Road, Looft Hall Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Hosted by:

Shane and Maritza McCool, Owners

Client Success Story: Willow Creek Glass Chapel and Banquet Barn, Shelby

Shane McCool moved back to Iowa from beautiful Hawaii in 2005 when his parents proposed the idea of building a wedding chapel on their scenic family farm in Shelby, Iowa. Initially a skeptic, Shane was fully committed to the idea after he considered ...Read more >>

Jim and Alicia Chrastil, Owners

Client Success Story: Finders Keepers Antique Mall & Coffee Shoppe, Percival

When Jim and Alicia Chrastil’s antique mall and coffee shop was devastated by the 2011 Missouri River floods, the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Western Community College helped them devise a plan to manage their current expense...Read more >>

Katy Marvel, Owner

Client Success Story: Katy’s Catering, Glenwood

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Western Community College gave Katy Marvel general business start-up advice, helped her develop a business plan and financial projections, and assisted her in optimizing her marketing efforts so she ...Read more >>

Sheryl Butler and Mary Dyer, Owners

Client Success Story: Hearing Access Solutions, Inc., Glenwood

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Western Community College helped Sheryl Butler and Mary Dyer turn their home-based hearing solutions business into a limited liability corporation, and then a corporation, providing assistance in dev...Read more >>

Rhonda Bullington, Owner

Client Success Story: Loess Hills Floral Studio

Rhonda Bullington got help from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Western Community College to develop her business plan, create cash flow projections, find financing and more so she could start, expand and move her floral shop. Rh...Read more >>

Tracey Nichols, General Manager, with Leigh Nightser, President

Client Success Story: Glass Services, Inc., Council Bluffs

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Western Community College helped Leigh Nightser and Tracey Nichols with their financial statements, so they could get increased funding, then worked with them on branding, image, and marketing for th...Read more >>

About the Center

The Iowa Western center is one of 15 regional business assistance centers statewide and serves small business needs in Pottawattamie, Shelby, Harrison, Page, Mills, Cass and Fremont counties. Along with free one-on-one business counseling, the center offers other practical business services including market research services and a variety of business education classes.

Workshop Calendar

Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (map)
Iowa Western’s Small Business Development Center presents this hands-on, 2 day workshop that will solve your small business website issues. At the end of the 2 days, attendees will have a working knowledge of WordPress and will be able to build and maintain powerful websites for their businesses. May 27 & 28, 2015 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (both days) Looft Hall, Room 112 REGISTER TODAY! Limited to 13 people (712) 325-3376 Cost is $140. Lunch included. Day O...
Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322 (map)
This workshop will bring certified 8(a) companies together for a chance to learn from one another, discuss best practices and challenges, and tell how all have leveraged the 8(a) program.Previously certified 8(a) companies are also welcome to attend, to not only share their experiences, but to potentially connect with current 8(a) companies for new opportunities. When: May 27, 2015 10:00AM-12:00PM Where:Urbandale Public Library, 3520 86th Street, Urbandale, IA Why attend? •  ...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being dis...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being di...
Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 1 – June 17, 201512:00-1:00 PM CDT Register at www.iowataxwebinars.com This online course will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including common taxable services. Topics covered will include:   What’s the difference between sales tax & use tax?   What is taxable?       Products       Services   Common taxable services.   ...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being d...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being d...
Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 2 – July 22, 201512:00-1:00 pm CDT Register atwww.iowataxwebinars.com. This online course will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including local option sales tax. Topics covered will include:   What’s the difference between sales tax and use tax?   What rate of tax do I charge?   What is local option sales tax and when is it charged?   What is taxable?       P...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being d...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being d...
Starting or Expanding a Business – August 19, 2015 12:00-1:00 PM CDT Register atwww.iowataxwebinars.com. This online course will provide information on steps needed to start or expand a business. It is a joint presentation by the Iowa Department of Revenue and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Topics covered will include:   Iowa taxes       Which ones apply to me?       How do I register?  &nb...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being d...

Director's Corner

Starting a Business? Start here!
Business Start Up Checklist

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 Structures Fact Sheet
Marketing Fact Sheet
Planning Fact Sheet