Iowa Small Business Development Center at The University of Iowa

Paul Heath
Paul HeathRegional Director
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319-335-3742
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319-467-4550

paul-heath@uiowa.edu

IOWA Centers for Enterprise E114 BioVentures Center
2500 Crosspark Road
Coralville, IA   52241

Hosted by:

Kristen Stephens Sharma, Owner

Client Success Story: Inspired!, Inc., North Liberty

SEE KRISTEN'S 2014 UPDATE AT THE END OF THE STORY! Kristen Stephens Sharma was assisted with training and counseling from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at The University of Iowa many times over 20 years for her various business ventur...Read more >>

Brian Meyer, Owner

Client Success Story: SERVPRO®, Iowa City/Coralville and Ottumwa/Oskaloosa

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at the University of Iowa helped Brian Meyer with business valuation/pricing, financial projections and financial statements so he could purchase an existing SERVPRO® franchise. Brian Meyer grew up in ...Read more >>

Nic and Kelly Mercer, Owners

Client Success Story: Itsy Bitsy Boutique, North Liberty

Nic and Kelly Mercer took some educational training from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at the University of Iowa and then received additional assistance with their business plan and financial forecasting, which helped them obtain a line ...Read more >>

Chuck Dirks, President

Client Success Story: CQM Systems LLC, Coralville

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at The University of Iowa assisted Chuck Dirks extensively with his energy efficient water treatment and tube cleaning systems business and continues to help him grow his company. Charles (Chuck) Dirks gre...Read more >>

Kyle Larson, Owner

Client Success Story: Larson Tool and Machining, Inc., West Liberty

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at The University of Iowa helped Kyle Larson develop a business plan and procure financing to purchase the existing tool and die business he had managed for five years. Kyle Larson got his start in the too...Read more >>

Gianluca Baroncini, Owner/Chef, and Paul Heath, SBDC Director

Client Success Story: Baroncini Ristorante Italiano, Iowa City

With great advice and help in developing necessary financial projections and refining his business plan from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at the University of Iowa, Gianluca Baroncini was able to open his Italian restaurant in downtown ...Read more >>

About the Center

The SBDC center was established in 1981 as one of the four original centers in Iowa and serves businesses in Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Poweshiek and Washington counties. The University of Iowa center is part of the College of Business Administration and is part of the IOWA Centers for Enterprise. The School of Management provides the center with graduate students during the academic year who offer a wealth of knowledge and provide research, counseling and assistance on special projects.

Workshop Calendar

What Small Business Owners Need to Know about Liability for Counterfeit Fraud on Chip Card Accounts To read more and Register, click HERE. Liability for counterfeit fraud on chip card accounts will shift from the chip card issuer to business owners who have not upgraded to chip-activated terminals. Visa will bring together experts to help you understand how new payment technologies impact your business’ bottom line.
Voluntary Benefits: Not Just For the Big Guys To read more and Register, click HERE. Many small businesses do not offer benefits. Many business owners don’t think they can afford them, don’t know that their business is large enough to qualify, or think they’re too much of an administrative hassle.But the truth is, you can offer a strong benefits package to your employees, even though your business is small. Join this webinar to learn more about voluntary benefits and how ca...
Payments as a Trigger for Small Business Growth To read more and Register, click HERE. PayPal and the SBA present a special National Small Business Week webinar about payments as a trigger for small business growth. Tune in to an interactive discussion featuring Crisloid, a PayPal merchant, and hear how simple steps like adding a payments button to your website can spur growth.  
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being disc...
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? •  ...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being dis...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being di...
Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 1 – June 17, 201512:00-1:00 PM CDT Register at www.iowataxwebinars.com 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.   ...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being d...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being d...
Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 2 – July 22, 201512:00-1:00 pm CDT Register atwww.iowataxwebinars.com. This online course will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including local option sales tax. Topics covered will include:   What’s the difference between sales tax and use tax?   What rate of tax do I charge?   What is local option sales tax and when is it charged?   What is taxable?       P...
What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business. Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces from this webinar. To Register for this webinar, click HERE. This webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being d...

Director's Corner

Congratulations to Chuck Dirks of CQM Systems, LLC who was chosen as our 2012 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year award winner. Read more about Chuck's success story here or in this press release.

FxRedux Solutions wins in 2012 Pappajohn Competition. Read more here.

Paul Heath is a Certified Business Advisor! Read more.

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