Small Business Assistance
Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED)
ISED is a non-profit business development organization that provides start-up business training, capital access and basic early support for economically disadvantaged individuals.
Small Business Resource Office
The mission of the Small Business Resource Office is to facilitate the growth of emerging small businesses in the State of Iowa by providing direct assistance to entrepreneurs, networking opportunities, and education programs.
Small Business Development Centers
SBDC assist small business owners and potential owners with their management and technical problems. They offer free confidential business counseling, low-cost seminars and workshops on business fundamentals. In addition they can help find pertinent information and coordinate assistance from other organizations.
Local contact: John Beneke
Small Business Administration
SBA's programs can assist you with every aspect of starting your business, from developing a business plan to obtaining financing, from marketing products and services to managing your company. The SBA helps your business start strong and stay strong. Many of SBA's counseling and assistance services are free.
U.S. Business Advisor
Is a one-stop electronic link to government for businesses. The U.S. Business Advisor exists to provide business with one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions. Our goal is to make the relationship between business and government more productive.