I thought this month would be a good month to share some resources that we have found to be very helpful to our clients. We will be happy to share any other resources that are helpful as well. This is simply a start.
SBDC guide to starting a business in Iowa
Smart Start on video (on demand) this is good. Great place to start.
Frequently asked questions about starting a business in Iowa
Great Guide for all subjects from Iowa Dept of Rev.
Iowa Unemployment Ins. You must do this within 30 days of hiring an employee
Create a 1 page business plan online.
Guide for lean canvas
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Free resources Liveplan
SBA business plan checklist
SBA business plan template online
SBA Financing your business videos. These are good.
Revolving loan funds Iowa map.
SBA start your business guide.
Lender Match SBA
Getting your products online with Shop Iowa.
Grow your business guide.
Todd Rausch is the Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College. The Center covers Woodbury, Plymouth. Cherokee, Ida, Crawford, and Monona Counties. Our business is your success.