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Where do I Start?

If you are interested in starting a business, our team of counselors can provide you with the expertise and resources you need to make informed decisions and succeed. Our services include:

  • Free confidential one-on-one counseling

  • Free Smart Start Classes covering the basics (sign up here)

How Does The SBDC Help? 

If you have a business plan or just an idea you want to explore further, here are a few ways we can help:

  • Explore your business idea

  • Assist with market research and business planning through Business Canvas

  • Review your business plan

  • Select a business entity

  • Prepare for meeting with lenders

  • Licensing

  • Establish core accounting practices

  • Assist in setting up management and operations processes

  • Assist with Online presence and marketing

Sign up for Next Smart Start (none scheduled yet, but we will schedule when we have 3 or more interested.)  Smart Start is a comprehensive 2-hour snapshot of how to start your small business.  It is free and a great way to introduce your self to SBDC services, where you can continue to work with advisors one-on-one as you start and grow your business.


Where to Find Us

Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Road

121 Ashley Hall (Park in Ashley Hall Visitor Parking)

Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503


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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA