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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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Your Employer Identification Number (EIN) is your federal tax ID. You need it to pay federal taxes, hire employees, open a bank account, and apply for business licenses and permits. It’s free to apply for an EIN, and you should do it right after you......

Once you’ve determined all the assets you need for your business, you can decide whether you should buy or lease them. Lease Leasing can be a good option if you need to quickly get a lot of equipment, or if the equipment you need is......

Iowa City, Iowa – The University of Iowa Venture School Program, a premier statewide program for entrepreneurs developed by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), is once again accepting applications from startups across the state of Iowa. The upcoming fall program will host locations......

A surety bond ensures contract completion in the event of contractor default. A project owner (called an obligee) seeks a contractor (called a principal) to fulfill a contract. The contractor obtains a surety bond from a surety company. If the contractor defaults, the surety company......