Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College

Todd Rausch
Todd RauschRegional Director
P:
712-274-6454
F:
712-274-6455

todd.rausch@witcc.edu

4647 Stone Ave, Room B113
PO Box 5199
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199

Hosted by:

Bethany Jones and Richard Mumm, Owners

Client Success Story: Mumm Soft Water, Ida Grove

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College helped Bethany Jones and Richard Mumm establish their soft water distribution company by providing assistance in developing a business plan and financial projections, p...Read more >>

Jennifer Zupp and Jessica Zupp

Client Success Story: Zupp and Zupp Law Firm, P.C., Denison

Twin sisters Jessica and Jennifer Zupp received help from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College in finding financing, preparing loan applications, and reviewing financing offers so they could open their new...Read more >>

Ron Emory, Co-owner

Client Success Story: The Sioux City Conservatory of Music, Sioux City

With business advice and assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College in developing their business plan and financial projections, plus providing market research and strategy development, Ron and G...Read more >>

Allison Salmon, Owner

Client Success Story: Elements of Beauty Salon, Spa & Electrolysis, Sioux City

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College helped Allison Salmon develop a business plan and cash flow projections, plus apply for TSB certification, so she could receive additional education and expand her exis...Read more >>

Terry Anderson, Owner

Client Success Story: T & T Cell Phone Repair, Sioux City

With training and extensive, individualized counseling from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College Terry Anderson opened and is quickly growing his cell phone repair and recycling business in Sioux City. T...Read more >>

Wendy Wright, Owner

Client Success Story: Get Funky Gifts and Stuff, Sioux City

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College helped Wendy Wright with a revised marketing plan and cash flow projections so she could successfully move her existing gift shop to a more profitable location. Wendy ...Read more >>

Peggy Kraft, Owner

Client Success Story: Bella’s Boutique and Bakery, Sioux City

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College helped Peggy Kraft with financial projections, market research, business start-up advice, and more so she could open her gourmet dog treats, clothing and accessories bu...Read more >>

About the Center

This center started operations on Feb. 18, 1985 as the West Central Iowa SBDC and was hosted locally by SIMPCO. In1987 the office changed host institutions to the Western Iowa Tech Community College and moved into college facilities. The center was closed temporarily in April 2004 due to the resignation of the regional director and statewide budget cuts. It reopened in August 2007 with renewed funding and a new director. The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College is located in Room B113 in the college’s Sioux City campus. It is one of 15 regional business assistance centers statewide and serves small business needs in Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury counties. Along with free one-on-one business counseling, the center offers other practical business services, including market research services and a variety of business education classes.

 

Workshop Calendar

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

If you're looking for basic information on the following subjects, just click on one of the fact sheets below.
 
Accounting Fact Sheet
Grants Fact Sheet
Legal Structures Fact Sheet
Marketing Fact Sheet
Planning Fact Sheet