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 […]

Katy’s Catering, Glenwood

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Western Community College gave Katy Marvel general business start-up advice, helped her develop a business plan and financial projections, and assisted her in optimizing her marketing efforts so she could turn her catering hobby into a full-time business. Katy Marvel came to the Iowa Small Business Development […]

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 […]