Iowa Small Business Development Center 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 Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Kathy and Bill Good, Owners

Client Success Story: Tobey Jack's Mineola Steakhouse, Mineola

With assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Western Community College Bill and Kathy Good were able to purchase and update a restaurant and make it a popular gathering spot for their small town. Bill and Kathy Good hav...Read more >>

About the Center

The SBDC center Southwest Iowa is one of 16 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

In this webinar, Amy Harris and Jim McNulty with the Iowa Department of Revenue will co-present an overview of Iowa income and withholding tax credits for business.A facilitated Q&A will follow the presentation.  To register, please visit www.IowaTaxWebinars.com. Iowa Department of RevenueTax credits covered in this session will include: Charitable tax credits Endow Iowa tax credit, school tuition organization tax credit, charitable conservation contribution tax credit, and the...
Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (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 business How to write a business plan How to conduct market research for feasibility and business planning Small business legal basics About many resources and websites, and bring home your own small business guide binder and Flash Drive including business plan and marketing templates This class will be held at Iowa Western Community C...
Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (map)
Join us for this Lunch & Learn Series covering Local Search Optimization. 90% of people research online BEFORE shopping locally! Learn the main steps to take to ensure your local customers are finding you on search engines. This class is FREE (including lunch!) and will be held at Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road, Looft Hall, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Limited to 30 people To register, contact Shannon Gibson by calling (712) 325-3376 or e-mailing s...
Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (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 business How to write a business plan How to conduct market research for feasibility and business planning Small business legal basics About many resources and websites, and bring home your own small business guide binder and Flash Drive including business plan and marketing templates This class will be held at Iowa Western Community C...
Boone, IA (map)

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Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (map)
Join us for this Lunch & Learn Series covering "Cool Tools for Your Small Business" The internet and the rise of internet start-up companies has created hundreds of different tools that can help businesses increase productivity, save money, streamline operations, and manage day-to-day business. Learn about some of these tools and how to put them to work in your business. This class is FREE (including lunch!) and will be held at Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road, Looft Hall,...
Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (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 business How to write a business plan How to conduct market research for feasibility and business planning Small business legal basics About many resources and websites, and bring home your own small business guide binder and Flash Drive including business plan and marketing templates This class will be held at Iowa Western Community C...
Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (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 business How to write a business plan How to conduct market research for feasibility and business planning Small business legal basics About many resources and websites, and bring home your own small business guide binder and Flash Drive including business plan and marketing templates This class will be held at Iowa Western Community C...
Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (map)
Join us for this Lunch & Learn Series covering "What is My Business Worth?" This session will cover best practices for small businesses to help them determine how much their business is worth and how to increase value going forward. This class is FREE (including lunch!) and will be held at Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road, Looft Hall, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Limited to 30 people To register, contact Shannon Gibson by calling (712) 325-3376 or e-...
Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (map)
Join us for this Lunch & Learn Series covering "Using Twitter for Sales and Marketing" Businesses are discovering that Twitter is a very effective tool for generating sales leads. We will discuss creating a Twitter strategy to proactively promote your brand, generate leads, promote company events, and engage with your customers and prospects in real time. This class is FREE (including lunch!) and will be held at Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road, Looft Hall, in Council Bluf...
Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (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 business How to write a business plan How to conduct market research for feasibility and business planning Small business legal basics About many resources and websites, and bring home your own small business guide binder and Flash Drive including business plan and marketing templates This class will be held at Iowa Western Community C...
National Speaker (via webcast)  President Jimmy Carter  “Issues in U.S.-China Relations”  The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is pleased to announce the eighth  annual CHINA Town Hall, to take place on Thursday evening, October 16, 2014, in  collaboration with The Carter Center in Atlanta.     The program will open with a webcast, part of the Conversations at The Carter Center  speaker series, featuring President Jimmy Carter...
Iowa Western Community College, Looft Hall, 2700 C (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 business How to write a business plan How to conduct market research for feasibility and business planning Small business legal basics About many resources and websites, and bring home your own small business guide binder and Flash Drive including business plan and marketing templates This class will be held at Iowa Western Community C...

Director's Corner

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