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, 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 A233 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

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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