Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College

Kelly McCarty
Kelly McCartyRegional Director
P:
712-262-4213
F:
712-262-4047

kmccarty@iowalakes.edu

Iowa Lakes Community College 1900 Grand Ave, Suite B-1 Spencer, IA 51301

Hosted by:

Carol Lewallen, ARNP, Owner

Client Success Story: Spencer Convenient Healthcare, LLC, Spencer

In order to successfully open her healthcare clinic Carol Lewallen sought help from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College in developing her business plan, working through the financial projections and underst...Read more >>

Mercedes Steffes, Owner

Client Success Story: BonBon Frozen Yogurt, Spencer and Arnolds Park

Mercedes (Polaschek) Steffes and her husband, Marc Steffes, received assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College in developing a business plan and financial projections so they could get financing to ope...Read more >>

Amy Strouth, Owner

Client Success Story: Prairie Queen Bakery & Restaurant, Sheldon

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College helped Amy Strouth twice with financial projections, completing loan applications, writing a business plan, and some great advice on financing options so she could purchase an...Read more >>

La Chiesa Restaurant, Spencer

Client Success Story: La Chiesa Restaurant, Spencer

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College helped Jeremy Neppl develop a business plan, prepared necessary financial projections, and helped them secure financing so he could open his Italian restaurant. Iowa native J...Read more >>

Hanson's Plumbing and Heating, Spencer

Client Success Story: Hanson’s Plumbing and Heating, Spencer

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College helped Kent Hanson write a business plan, develop financial projections, and complete applications for financing so he could purchase an existing plumbing and heating business...Read more >>

Allison Hill, Owner

Client Success Story: Daily Bread Bakery, Algona

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College helped Alison Hill develop a business plan and find financing so she could successfully open her bakery.  Baking bread has been a family tradition for Alison Hill. A br...Read more >>

About the Center

This SBDC center became a part of the statewide network on January 1, 1986. The center has positioned itself as an integral part of the efforts and activities of economic development in Northwest Iowa, along with chambers of commerce and municipalities in the nine counties it serves. A strong emphasis is placed on providing individualized business counseling and specialized workshops in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto and Sioux counties.

The center is in the unique position of serving two community college districts - Iowa Lakes Community College in Area III and Northwest Community College in Area IV - and has an excellent relationship with its host institution, serving as a separate component of the institution's business assistance and economic development initiatives. The center director works with the college's executive director of economic development to coordinate and maintain assistance and programs for business and industry in Northwest Iowa.

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Director's Corner

Check out this video of Kelly McCarty telling about the Small Business Development Centers!

 

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