Iowa Small Business Development Center in Mid Iowa


Christina Moffatt Regional Director
Phone:
515-331-8954

cmoffatt@iastate.edu

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

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

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