America's SBDC Iowa 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 University of Iowa 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 center is part of the Tippie College of Business and the IOWA Centers for Enterprise. The university's 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

Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits?Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months?Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running?How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster? Having a business continuity plan is essential to establishing a successful and resilient small business. The cost o...
Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits?Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months?Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running?How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster? Having a business continuity plan is essential to establishing a successful and resilient small business. The cost of...
This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened to get you off course, and you are still interested but a little lost. While this is not an in-depth discussion of government contracting, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory related to navigating the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can or should be taking, and give you a fresh start and re...
Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits?Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months?Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running?How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster? Having a business continuity plan is essential to establishing a successful and resilient small business. The cost of...
Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update – September 30, 2015

12:00-1:00 PM

Course description coming soon.

Attendees can register to attend via the IASourceLink website at  www.iowataxwebinars.com.

 

Is your organization prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other when a crisis hits?Did you know that nearly 70 percent of all U.S. businesses will lose power at one point in the next 12 months?Do you have a plan in place to keep your operations running?How will you rebuild your business if your employees are unable to report to work after a major disaster? Having a business continuity plan is essential to establishing a successful and resilient small business. The cost of...
Keokuk Public Library (map)
This FREE 2-hour workshop is loaded with information to help you analyze your business idea. Covered topics include; 4 ways to start a business, conducting market research, writing a business plan, available funding, marketing the business, legal requirements, record keeping and taxes. Registration is required. All materials are provided. To Register please call 319-208-5375. Course# 50945
Extension ISU Louisa Co, 317 Van Buren, Wapello, I (map)
This FREE 2-hour workshop is loaded with information to help you analyze your business idea. Covered topics include; 4 ways to start a business, conducting market research, writing a business plan, available funding, marketing the business, legal requirements, record keeping and taxes. Registration is required. All materials are provided. To register please call 319-208-5375. Course # 50943

Iowa & South Dakota Sales/Use Tax Issues for Construction Contractors – October 21, 2015

12:00-1:00 PM CDT

Course description coming soon.


Attendees can register to attend via the IASourceLink website at  www.iowataxwebinars.com.
Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance (map)
This FREE 2-hour workshop is loaded with information to help you analyze your business idea. Covered topics include; 4 ways to start a business, conducting market research, writing a business plan, available funding, marketing the business, legal requirements, record keeping and taxes. Registration is required. All materials are provided. To register please call 319-208-5375. Course# 50944 
This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened to get you off course, and you are still interested but a little lost. While this is not an in-depth discussion of government contracting, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory related to navigating the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can or should be taking, and give you a fresh start and re...
Southeastern Community College Keokuk (map)
Let’s Put Our Cities, and Your Business on the Map! Presented by GOOGLE. We want to help every business in our community get found on the web-starting with yours! 97% of consumers look online for local goods and services. People are searching online for your business every day! Make sure they can find and connect to you by adding your business information to Google Search and Maps. It’s EASY and it’s FREE! This hands-on workshop will guide you through putting your bus...
Southeastern Community College Keokuk (map)
Let’s Put Our Cities, and Your Business on the Map! Presented by GOOGLE. We want to help every business in our community get found on the web-starting with yours! 97% of consumers look online for local goods and services. People are searching online for your business every day! Make sure they can find and connect to you by adding your business information to Google Search and Maps. It’s EASY and it’s FREE! This hands-on workshop will guide you through putting your bus...
This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened to get you off course, and you are still interested but a little lost. While this is not an in-depth discussion of government contracting, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory related to navigating the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can or should be taking, and give you a fresh start and re...

Director's Corner

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