Excel Business Solutions, Inc., Mason City

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at North Iowa Area Community College helped David Ries develop a business plan, create financial statements including cash flow analysis, and work on human relations issues in order to obtain financing to expand and relocate his business solutions company. David Ries was an experienced sales person in an office […]

In The Country Garden and Gifts, Independence

America’s SBDC Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa helped Josh and Sue Spece run new financial projections and complete an application for Targeted Small Business certification so they could obtain financing to move their existing rural greenhouse business to a more accessible and larger location. Mother and son team, Josh and Sue Spece, have been […]

We Run LLC, North Liberty

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College helped Brian and Kris Tharp open their specialty running store by providing assistance developing a business plan and financial projections, helpful demographic market research, and advice on location, marketing, legal structure, and other start-up business basics. Brian Tharp started running to lose weight and realized […]

Key City Vision Center, Dubuque

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Northeast Iowa Community College helped Dr. Jeff Manternach and Mark Lewis obtain financing and set up their full service vision center by helping them develop a business plan and cash flows, plus provided additional advice on legal structure, profit splitting and more. Dr. Jeff Manternach, an optometrist, and […]

Ramsey’s Metro Market, Marion

Conrad Ramsey received help from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College in optimizing his business plan, comparing possible locations, and finding financing so he could open his unique wine bar. Conrad Ramsey had always wanted to operate his own business. It was simply a matter of choosing the appropriate enterprise, recognizing […]

Spencer Convenient Healthcare, LLC, Spencer

In order to successfully open her healthcare clinic Carol Lewallen sought help from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College in developing her business plan, working through the financial projections and understanding the loan process. Healthcare made simple and being provided at hours convenient to the patient—that has been Carol Lewallen’s main […]

SERVPRO®, Iowa City/Coralville and Ottumwa/Oskaloosa

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at the University of Iowa helped Brian Meyer with business valuation/pricing, financial projections and financial statements so he could purchase an existing SERVPRO® franchise. Brian Meyer grew up in Wayland, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University in 1999 with a degree in marketing and a minor in finance. […]

The Sioux City Conservatory of Music, Sioux City

With business advice and assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College in developing their business plan and financial projections, plus providing market research and strategy development, Ron and Gia Emory were able to open their non-profit music conservatory. Music lives and speaks at the Sioux City Conservatory of […]

Owen Family Concessions Etc., LLC, Leland

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at North Iowa Area Community College helped Mike Owen with financial analysis, developed cash flow projections, reviewed his business plan, and provided other business advice so he could start his special event concessions company. Mike Owen had some limited previous experience providing concessions to special events in his role […]

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 […]