Military Cost Cutters, Davenport

As a Marine stationed in North Carolina, Aaron Serrano realized he and his comrades were not taking full advantage of all the discounts offered to military personnel. Local businesses were offering price reductions, but they weren’t working together to create a database of all the discounts that members of the military could easily reference. Additionally, […]

Evanchyk Transportation, Davenport

Ron Evanchyk had years of experience in the trucking industry prior to his succession into small business ownership in Davenport, Iowa. Wanting to stop driving trucks for others and start working for himself, Ron wrote up a draft of a business plan and sought out more assistance from America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) at Eastern Iowa […]

Green Start, LLC, Le Claire

In March of 2014 Leonard Hoogerwerf and Kirk Brown established Green Start, LLC, a company that develops and markets advanced gas oxygen dissolution systems for aeration in waste water collection and treatment facilities. Their product is capable of reducing energy costs while assisting in controlling odors and enhancing beneficial biological activity. Improved presence of dissolved […]

QC Analytical Services, LLC, LeClaire

Leonard Hoogerwerf was assisted by the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Eastern Iowa Community College District in finding funding to launch a new product developed by one division of his commercial testing certified laboratory. Leonard Hoogerwerf acquired Quad City Water Treatment Company in 2006. Founded in 1976, the company was a commercial laboratory, water […]

Logo Pro, LLC, Bettendorf

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Eastern Iowa Community College helped Linda Mosher develop a business plan, conducted market research, and provided personalized counseling and training so she could start her promotional products company. When Linda Mosher came to the Eastern Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), she had many years of experience in […]

Whisk Away Café and Bakery, DeWitt

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Eastern Iowa Community College District helped Laura Prichard by reviewing her business plan, creating cash flow projections, helping her find a good location, and negotiating a lease so she could obtain financing to open a bakery and café. Laura Prichard was a graduate of culinary school and had […]