Victory Chiropractic, Britt

In August 2017, Dr. Brady Wilson founded Victory Chiropractic in Britt, Iowa, where he was born and raised. While finishing his studies at Palmer Chiropractic School, he decided he would come back to Britt to start his career. “I always knew I wanted to come back to Britt to build my business and raise my […]

D&S Services, Mason City

Julia Dannen is an Enrolled Agent who is a federally licensed taxpayer representative admitted to practice before all branches of the IRS and IRS Office of Appeals. She currently works with taxpayers that owe the IRS and state taxing authorities back taxes. “Everything to help troubled taxpayers get a fresh start,” Julia explains. “I’ve been […]

Embellishments & Designs, Burlington

Lisa Waste was familiar with real estate, she has been a realtor for several years. Lisa was not familiar with the screen printing and embroidery business but found an opportunity when Embellishments and Designs, a business that was well established in the Burlington community, was for sale. Lisa reached out to the Southeastern SBDC for […]

Cornbred Barbecue, Ames

Cornbred Barbecue opened its doors in Ames in June 2019. Ryan Newstrom,  Cornbred’s owner and pit master has been a cook/barbecuer his whole life. He grew up cooking with his dad and all the men in his family are cooks. Newstrom started competing with his team, Big T’s Q Cru in 2008. They saw a […]

Fringe & Lace by Brittany, Northwood

Fringe & Lace by Brittany is bringing boutique retail back to Northwood, Iowa. Brittany Low has always loved to sew. When she married Tom Low, a life-long resident of Northwood, she began doing alterations for friends and family out of her home. As her friends and family increasingly referred their friends, Brittany realized that she […]

Three on The Tree, Mason City

Three on the Tree is a cozy coffee shop in downtown Mason City, opened by risk-taking entrepreneur Katie Wold under the umbrella of her creative retail space Market 124. When Katie Wold founded the first version of Market 124 in 2006, she made $300 in the first year. Over the last 13 years, her vision […]

Adaptive Audiology Solutions, Carroll

Dr. Sondra Rierson opened the doors to Adaptive Audiology Solutions in May 2019 in Carroll, Iowa, to provide her patients with a compassionate and value-added choice when it came to audiology services. With over 13 years of experience, Dr. Rierson has become skilled at uncovering her patient’s needs and creating customized solutions. She loves the […]

J&J Custom Meats, Whittemore

In December 2019, Joe and JoAnn Harren, with no prior meat locker experience, started J&J Custom Meats. They saw the need for this type of business within their community and sought out the resources needed to start. J&J Custom Meats provides meat processing services for beef, pork, and venison, as well as retail sales of […]

Wayne’s Ski and Cycle, Mason City

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY Wayne’s Ski and Cycle Matt Curtis, Owner How did you come up with the idea for your business? I worked at Wayne’s Ski and Cycle, a shop that specializes in bikes and cycling gear, skis and snow sport apparel, and fitness equipment, in […]

Rachel Dorr Accounting, Oakland

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY Rachel Dorr Accounting Rachel Dorr, Owner How did you come up with the idea for your business? After freelancing through college (round 2), I knew I wanted to keep my current clients after I graduated. I wanted to maintain the flexibility of self-employment, […]