How the SBDC can help

SBDC counselors are your first stop for navigating through the COVID-19 crisis. SBDC offers one-on-one counseling that can be done through zoom (skype or hangout) meetings or phone conference calls. We can help you through loan application process or other business issues that this crisis is causing including distribution, sales, buying, marketing, HR Issues and more.


Back to Business Podcast  – This podcast is a collaboration between the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development and Farm Food, and Enterprise Development programs, and the Iowa Small Business Development Centers. These podcasts cover relevant topics for businesses and individuals related to education, research, and technical assistance.


5/5/20 – Iowa Restaurant Association and Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals
Iowa Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance Presentation Slides
Iowa Restaurant Association Hospitality Resources
Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals COVID-19 Restaurant Reopening FAQ

5/12/20 – IRS CARES Act Economic Payment & Other Topics
IRS CARES Act Economic Payment & Other Topics Presentation Slides
IRS Resources for Coronavirus Tax Relief

7/1/2020 – IEDA Global Ag Trade Webinar

1/15/2021 – Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

1/20/2021 – Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) COVID-19 Response Webinar


Other SBA Loans & Grants