This is our statewide listing of workshop events. If you click on the workshop events listed below on the calendar, more information and registration instructions will pop up.

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SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program 10:00 am
SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program @ Online Webinar
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The U. S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help your small business obtain contract bid, performance, and payment bonds! To access this Webinar, click HERE. Registration is not required. Access the webinar 5-10[...]
The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes During a Crisis 1:00 pm
The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes During a Crisis @ Online Webinar
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
To Register, click HERE. Registration includes access to the presentation, so if you’re unable to join the live webinar, you can view it at your convenience. Small business owners put themselves in financial risk by[...]
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SBA Lender Matchmaking Fair 1:00 pm
SBA Lender Matchmaking Fair @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Know you want to move forward with your business plan or expansion but are struggling to find financing? SBA participating lenders are offering a FREE opportunity to meet with 12 very reputable banks to pitch[...]
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Successful Bid Proposal Writing 9:30 am
Successful Bid Proposal Writing @ The Huxley Learning Center
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
To Register, click HERE. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Who Should Attend Any Iowa company leader interested in doing business with government entities or interested generally in boosting sales. Discover How to navigate the[...]
What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business 1:00 pm
What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business @ Online Webinar
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
To Register click HERE. Find out how to navigate the opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series. The webinar is free, but registration is required. For more information on what[...]
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A Small Business – Your Opportunity for Success 9:30 am
A Small Business – Your Opportunity for Success @ Ames Public Library, Rotary Room on 2nd floor
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
To Register, click HERE. If you are taking the first steps towards starting a small business, or have always been curious about owning one, plan to attend this event to learn more about what it[...]
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Registrations/Certifications Workshop 9:00 am
Registrations/Certifications Workshop @ Cedar Rapids
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
TO REGISTER CLICK HERE This 2.5-hour session will provide you with an overview of the different registrations and certifications available to companies interested in doing business in the government sector. Attendees will receive a top-level[...]
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Start Smart 10:00 am
Start Smart @ Iowa Works
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Start Smart is a two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business or expanding your business. You will learn to create a business plan, do market research, evaluate demand and business strength,[...]
Electronic Submission of W-2s & 1099s 12:00 pm
Electronic Submission of W-2s & 1099s @ Online Webinar
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
To Register, click HERE. This online course will provide an overview of the requirements for the electronic submission of W-2s and 1099s to the Iowa Department of Revenue.  Topics covered will include: Requirements Prior to[...]
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How to Write a Business Plan 12:00 pm
How to Write a Business Plan @ Online Webinar
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
How to Write a Business Plan @ Online Webinar
To Register, click HERE. About this event A Google search for “write a business plan” instantly yields more than 40-million results, each offering resources, advice, templates and other information. However, if this leaves you overwhelmed[...]
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TechBrew North Iowa 5:00 pm
TechBrew North Iowa @ Mason City Brewery
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TechBrews are networking events designed to bring together entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and investors. North Iowa TechBrews will be held the 3rd Tuesday of each month and are sponsored by the Technology Association of Iowa,[...]
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What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business 1:00 pm
What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business @ Online Webinar
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
To Register click HERE. Find out how to navigate the opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series. The webinar is free, but registration is required. For more information on what[...]
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