Iowa Small Business Development Center at Northeast Iowa Community College

Jay Wickham, Regional Director

Schmid Innovation Center 900 Jackson St, Suite 110 Dubuque, IA 52001

Hosted by:

Dr. Jeff Manternach and Mark Lewis

Client Success Story: Key City Vision Center, Dubuque

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Northeast Iowa Community College helped Dr. Jeff Manternach and Mark Lewis obtain financing and set up their full service vision center by helping them develop a business plan and cash flows, plus provide...Read more >>

Bill Wiezorek and Arnie Bruggeman, Owners

Client Success Story: Bruggeman Lumber Inc., Hopkinton

The Iowa Small Business Development Center helped the owners of Bruggeman Lumber find new sources of financing so they could restructure the company’s loans to improve its cash flow, plus provided additional, specialized counseling to get the c...Read more >>

Gina Blean and Kelly Heysinger, Owners

Client Success Story: Unified Therapy Services, Inc., Dubuque

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Northeast Iowa Community College helped Kelly Heysinger and Gina Blean extensively over several years to start and grow their pediatric outpatient therapy business into the successful company it is today....Read more >>

About the Center

The SBDC center was opened in the early part of 1985 through the efforts of a tri-college group who worked together and in partnership with the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, to address the need for entrepreneurial training and assistance. In October 2005 the SBDC in Northeast Iowa officially changed host institutions to the Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar. The SBDC center remains physically located in downtown Dubuque where it is more accessible to the Northeast Iowa business community. It serves entrepreneurs and existing businesses in Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque and Winneshiek counties.

Workshop Calendar

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? •  ...
Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 1 – June 17, 201512:00-1:00 PM CDT Register at 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.   ...

Director's Corner

Congratulations to Ken’s Electric Inc. of Oelwein, which was named Northeast Iowa Small Business of the Year at an award event held at the Northeast Iowa Community College's Peosta Campus on June 18, 2013. The Northeast Iowa SBDC and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) jointly present this annual business award. For more information on the company and event, click on this article from or the NICC Campus Cruiser article.

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