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Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, grow and build their small businesses in Southwest Iowa. The Iowa SBDC is a free service and helps with business planning, obtaining financing, legal issues, marketing and more.
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PROVIDING FREE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND START-UPS

Serving 7 counties in Southwest Iowa, including Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont, Page, Cass, Shelby and Harrison

Starting a Business

Providing help with business plans, feasibility, obtaining financing, idea generation, legal guidance, regulations and more

Growing a Business

Helping existing businesses with market research, R&D, marketing, growth financing, websites, social media and more

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Marketing Basics

In order to successfully grow your business, you’ll need to attract and then work to retain a large base of satisfied customers. Marketing basics emphasizes the value of the customer to the business, and has two guiding principles: All company policies and activities should be......

Small Business Set Asides

Small business set asides are a powerful tool for helping small businesses compete for and win federal contracts. Every year, the federal government purchases approximately $400 billion in goods and services from the private sector.  When market research concludes that small businesses are available and......

Contracting Resources for Small Businesses

Small businesses interested in pursuing federal contracts have many options available to represent their company to potential buyers, to research the federal marketplace for available opportunities, and understand the competition. To prepare your business for federal contracting opportunities, it is important for you to understand......

Government Contracting for Small Businesses

U.S. federal government contracting represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses. The government is particularly concerned with making sure to include small businesses as it buys goods and services for several reasons: To ensure that large businesses don’t “muscle out” small businesses......