Iowa Small Business Development Center at The University of Iowa

Paul Heath
Paul HeathRegional Director
P:
319-335-3742
F:
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

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...
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Wednesday, May 20
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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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