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

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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 >>

Carrie Van Orden, Owner

Client Success Story: Max Effect Cycling and Fitness Studio, Iowa City

Carrie Van Orden received help with her business plan and in finding funding from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at the University of Iowa so she could start her cycling and fitness studio. About ten years ago, Carrie Van Orden was wo...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 >>

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

The Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Small Business Owners - What the New Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business. Click HERE to find the Link to Register. Scroll down the page that pops up until you reach "Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars for Small Employers". Click on the link for the date you want to attend. It is presented every Thursday through the end of October, 2014. This webinar focuses on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. I...
To register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/5068/127805. Join ManpowerGroup for a complimentary webinar designed to reduce your employment law nightmares. In this engaging and interactive webinar, Mark Toth will answer the world’s most terrifying employment law questions. Mark will address the questions that keep you awake at night and ensure that you get all the latest employment law news on everything from hiring to firing and beyond. After this fast-paced hour, you'll ...
The Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Small Business Owners - What the New Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business. Click HERE to find the Link to Register. Scroll down the page that pops up until you reach "Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars for Small Employers". Click on the link for the date you want to attend. It is presented every Thursday through the end of October, 2014. This webinar focuses on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. I...
To Register Online: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q0X Starts at 10:00 am CDT Doing Business in Nigeria Webinar Event: Nigeria: Capitalizing on Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles Venue: Your computer Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 Cost: Free Nigeria is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, averaging over 7% growth in the past decade and is ranked among Africa’s largest consumer markets. Join us for this no cost informational ...

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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