Finders Keepers Antique Mall & Coffee Shoppe, Percival

When Jim and Alicia Chrastil’s antique mall and coffee shop was devastated by the 2011 Missouri River floods, the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Western Community College helped them devise a plan to manage their current expenses and obligations, worked with creditors, and provided marketing advice. Finders Keepers Antique Mall & Coffee Shoppe […]

Table 128 Bistro + Bar, Clive

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for Mid Iowa helped Lynn and Sarah Pritchard buy out their business partner, restructure the business, devise a new strategic plan for the company’s growth, create cash flow projections, and secure funding so they could make numerous changes and have complete ownership of their existing restaurant and bar. […]

From The Ground, Leon

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southwestern Community College helped Heidi Bell start and grow her coffee house business by providing assistance in developing a business plan and financial statements, referring her to a revolving loan fund and a website developer, and providing training in QuickBooks and more. Heidi and Lance Bell are fourth […]

Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza

America’s SBDC Iowa helped Scott and Deb Coldiron develop their business plan and financial projections so they could get financing to open Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza in Ames. The owners of Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza, Scott and Deb Coldiron, moved their family from St. Paul, Minnesota back to Deb’s hometown of Dows, Iowa in 2009. Moving back […]

Quality Machine of Iowa, Inc., Audubon

The Iowa Small Business Development Center for North Central Iowa helped Tim Greene restructure his existing debt and free up cash for continued growth of his existing precision metal machining business, plus continues to work with him in trying to get Audubon County reclassified as a HUBZone. Entrepreneurship runs in Tim Greene’s family. Quality Machine […]