Gypsi and The Wholesome Basket, Burlington

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Community College helped Doreen Roy with payroll, accounting and human resource issues so she could combine her existing home-based business with a new retail business in a storefront in Burlington. Doreen Roy began making natural goats’ milk soaps for her family in 1999. Experimenting further using natural […]

Hometown Medical Care, West Point

With assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Community College in developing a business plan, creating financial projections, and understanding and implementing QuickBooks, Peggy Hirte was able to set up her new family medical practice in West Point, Iowa. Peggy Hirte grew up in West Point, Iowa, but lived most of her […]

Jackson Home Center, Centerville

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Indian Hills Community College provided Scott Jackson with business advice on determining a good purchase price for an existing business and then helped him find financing so he and his family could purchase it. Scott Jackson and his family considered several businesses before deciding to purchase the Mitchell […]

Sister’s Home Style Entrées, Humboldt

Deb Davis received business start-up and expansion assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center for North Central Iowa so she could start her frozen meals company and then expand it further when demand increased quickly. Sister’s Home Style Entrées is the pride and joy of owner Deb Davis. The company makes frozen meals at […]

Roller City, Mason City

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at North Iowa Area Community College assisted Tyler Anderson in purchasing an existing roller skating rink by helping him develop a business plan, financial statements, and cash flow projections, plus reviewed marketing strategies and financing options. Tyler Anderson is a unique individual. He is a minister by education, he […]

Zupp and Zupp Law Firm, P.C., Denison

Twin sisters Jessica and Jennifer Zupp received help from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College in finding financing, preparing loan applications, and reviewing financing offers so they could open their new law firm in Denison, Iowa. Jessica Zupp and Jennifer Zupp are twin sisters born and raised in LeMars, […]

Oetken Office Machines, Creston

Bill Oetken received assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southwestern Community College on company formation, writing a business plan, preparing a budget, and developing sales projections so he could purchase an existing office machine company that has been part of his community for more than 60 years. In 1995, Bill Oetken was […]

Milio’s Sandwiches, Cedar Rapids

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College helped Joe Sipich develop his business plan, plus provided free market research, so he could open his franchise restaurants. Milio’s Sandwiches, located in the Roosevelt Hotel in downtown Cedar Rapids, is a locally-owned franchise serving healthy, appetizing submarine sandwiches, soups, cookies, and beverages. Its sandwiches […]

Young G’s Barbeque, Waterloo

America’s SBDC Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa helped Gerald Young develop a written business plan so he could obtain financing to produce and sell his family’s special barbeque sauce. Ever since he was young, disabled veteran Gerald Young had dreamed of sharing his family’s secret barbeque sauce recipe with others. After returning home from […]

Hearing Access Solutions, Inc., Glenwood

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Western Community College helped Sheryl Butler and Mary Dyer turn their home-based hearing solutions business into a limited liability corporation, and then a corporation, providing assistance in developing their business plan, creating cash flow projections, devising a marketing plan, and understanding accounting practices. Hearing Access Solutions started […]