Family First Chiropractic, Ottumwa

Dr. Nichole Gevock has dreamed about becoming a doctor since the second grade, and she has never given up on her dreams. After shadowing multiple different professions, Dr. Gevock decided on chiropractic because it is the least invasive and most conservative approach to health care. She also discovered it helped her personal symptoms of migraines […]

Poshly Picked Boutique, Waverly

Mikala Wilson has always loved to shop and loves to find a great deal or discount even more. A few years ago, Mikala began re-selling items she and her family no long wore. When this was successful, she helped several of her friends go through their closets and sell items that they did not want […]

Drumslingers Academy, Waterloo

Ed Flack has always had a desire to share what he has learned about drumming with a new generation. Because of his knowledge about American traditional style, modern style, concert, jazz, and other styles of drumming, he felt passionate about passing on his talent. Ed opened Drumslingers Academy in Waterloo in January 2018. Ed is […]

Bugsy’s Pest Solutions, Evansdale

Brad Carrier has worked in the pest control industry for over 18 years. After being a part of three different companies that worked with both commercial and residential customers, he decided it was time for him to go into business by himself. Brad launched Bugsy’s Pest Solutions in March 2017, a pest control business servicing […]

Performance Livestock Analytics, Ames

Dane Kuper and Dustin Balsley worked together for different agriculture technology companies in California when it became apparent to them that the livestock industry could benefit from utilizing technology to help manage their business. Both Dane and Dustin came from a livestock background and had intensive knowledge of the industry going in, so with their […]

Ascherl Chiropractic Sports & Wellness, Winterset and Earlham

Jeremy Ascherl has found immense success in his business, Ascherl Chiropractic Sports & Wellness, over the past year and a half. When first deciding to open his business, he knew he could do it. After looking over everything he realized it would be much easier if he had assistance in purchasing office space and obtaining […]

North Iowa Designs, LLC, Garner

Danielle Goll was the manager and graphic designer for an established old line printing company and office supplies store in Garner, Iowa. When the owners said that they were interested in selling the business, Danielle moved quickly to make sure she was prepared to own her own business. She signed up for a two hour […]

Mad Fish Farms, Dyersville

Mad Fish Farms is a unique startup.  The business is a new startup company within a company.  This new business, Mad Fish Farms, is an aquaponics and hydroponic farm located in Dyersville, Iowa. By utilizing the aquaponics and hydroponics method of raising fish and vegetables, the company is able to produce year-round produce and fish […]

Madreal Solutions, Clive

Josef Reed was, at first, reluctant to move back to his home state of Iowa—specifically the Des Moines area. Upon his return, however, he recognized the city’s need for his education, experience, and leadership skills as major cities similar to Des Moines switch to using IoT (Internet of Things) technologies. IoT is essentially the connection […]

Fogle True Value & Hardware, Centerville

Steve and Leona Fogle spent 25 years building up a construction company, but then decided to invest in the local hardware store in their community of Centerville, Iowa. The store had been in operation for over 40 years, but Steve and Leona renamed it Fogle True Value & Hardware and focused on bringing life back […]