Iowa Small Business Development Center in Mid Iowa


Regional Director TBD
P:
515-331-8954

jbruene@iastate.edu

Capital Square 400 Locust St, Suite 160 Des Moines, IA 50309

Hosted by:

Amy and Chad Vohs, Owners

Client Success Story: You and Yours, LLC, Polk City

Inventor and entrepreneur Amy Vohs received great advice and business assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center for Mid Iowa, plus expertise and the use of a 3D printer from the Iowa State University Industrial Design Department, in ...Read more >>

Lynn and Sarah Pritchard, Owners

Client Success Story: Table 128 Bistro + Bar, Clive

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for Mid Iowa helped Lynn and Sarah Pritchard buy out their business partner, restructure the business, devise a new strategic plan for the company’s growth, create cash flow projections, and sec...Read more >>

Ryan Grother, Owner

Client Success Story: Ryanscardz, Urbandale

The Iowa Small Business Development Center for Mid Iowa helped Ryan Grother create a business plan and cash flow projections, obtain a loan, negotiate a lease, and figure out marketing strategies in order to move his sports cards and memorabilia busi...Read more >>

Christina Moffatt, Owner

Client Success Story: Crème Cupcake + Dessert, Des Moines

The Iowa Small Business Development Center for Mid Iowa assisted Christina Moffatt in developing her business plan, creating cash flow projections, and finding financing so she could start a bakery and then expand it into a bakery and dessert lounge....Read more >>

LtoR back: Jake Cunliffe, Mark LaCroix, Kris Kunze. LtoR front: James Deeds, Dave Chongo.

Client Success Story: KCL Engineering, West Des Moines

As tenants in the West Des Moines Business Incubator, Kris Kunze and Mark LaCroix received specific, individualized business counseling from the Iowa Small Business Development Center for Mid Iowa so they could grow their existing engineering consult...Read more >>

Tim Clark, Owner

Client Success Story: Amish Haus Furniture, Urbandale

The Iowa Small Business Development Center for Mid Iowa helped Tim Clark write a business plan, prepare cash flow projections and other financial analyses, and find creative financing to purchase an existing retail furniture store. Tim Clark earned ...Read more >>

About the Center

This SBDC center was established in 1982 as one of the first four centers in the network and it serves the Des Moines metro area and surrounding counties. Our center is located in Des Moines and provides one-on-one free confidential counseling to existing business owners and start-up entrepreneurs in Dallas, Jasper, Marion, Polk and Warren counties, in addition to providing workshops and seminars.

 

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...
Mid Iowa SBDC, Capital Square, 400 Locust, Suite 160, Des Moines (map)
Registration and Check-in Starts at 8:00 am Event Time: 8:30 – 10:00 am Fee: FREE and open to the public Location: Mid Iowa SBDC, Capital Square, 400 Locust St, Suite 160, Des Moines, Iowa Nigeria marketing expert, Mr. Chamberlain Eke, is visiting from the U.S. Foreign & Commercial Service trade office at the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria. Mr. Eke, along with Mrs. Patricia Cook, Director of the Des Moines U.S. Export Assistance Center, will present a roadmap to take your business ...
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

Christina Moffatt competed on national Food Network TV's "Cupcake Wars"! See story and pictures here.

Congratulations to Christina Moffatt of Creme Cupcake+Dessert, who was chosen as the 2012 winner of our Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award. See pictures and read her success story here or read the the press release

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Accounting Fact Sheet
Grants Fact Sheet
Legal Structures Fact Sheet
Marketing Fact Sheet
Planning Fact Sheet