America's SBDC Iowa at Western Iowa Tech Community College


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 Western Iowa Tech center 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

ISU Alumni Center, 420 Beach Ave, Reiman Ballroom South (map)
Iowa Partnerships and Networking Event: Professional Services. This event will provide business leaders the opportunity to network with and learn from other Iowa businesses, as well as gain a better understanding of the importance of partnerships in Government contracting and other business ventures. To register, please send an email to Melissa Burant, mmburant@iastate.edu with name, company, number of attendees and contact emails.Space is limited.Preregistration is required. Who Should Atten...
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...
This is a free webinar, but space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/sbatop5. For some reason, the building where you run your business was hit with a power outage, and you’re forced to shut down for several days. Your customers wonder why your doors are closed, and they decide to spend their money elsewhere. It’s even worse if you run a business like a florist shop or a restaurant, because you’ll lose much of your expensive inventory thanks to the power outage. Small bu...
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...
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...
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...
Starting or Expanding a Business – August 19, 2015 12:00-1:00 PM CDT Register atwww.iowataxwebinars.com. This online course will provide information on steps needed to start or expand a business. It is a joint presentation by the Iowa Department of Revenue and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Topics covered will include:   Iowa taxes       Which ones apply to me?       How do I register?  &nb...
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...
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...
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...
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.

 

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