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 […]

The Reclaimed Wardrobe, Creston

After working at a modern consignment shop for women and children’s clothing in Creston, Candy Cain knew that she wanted to purchase and expand the business. On July 1st, 2017, Candy trusted her instincts and bought The Reclaimed Wardrobe. The Reclaimed Wardrobe is a modern, resale shop that carries used, gently worn, and even new […]

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 […]

Sweet Spot, Independence

Sandy Tull began her baking career baking for family and friends on the side while providing in-home child care. She eventually became licensed to sell baked goods from her home, but it wasn’t until she received encouragement from others that she decided to open her own bakery, Sweet Spot. With the only outside seating located […]

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 […]