Iowa Small Business Development Center at Northeast Iowa Community College


Jay Wickham, Regional Director
P:
563-588-3350
F:
563-588-8033

wickhamja@nicc.edu

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

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

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 KWWL.com or the NICC Campus Cruiser article.

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