System Services, Cedar Falls

America’s SBDC Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa helped Nate Neuman expand his home-based security and electronic systems installation business and move it into the UNI Innovation Incubator where it will grow further. Nate Neuman and his father, Lawrence, founded System Services, a company specializing in installing commercial fire alarm systems, out of their home […]

Northside Automotive, Garner

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at North Iowa Area Community College provided specialized training and customized counseling to Adam Roberts so he could open a full service auto and truck repair business. Adam Roberts is a certified auto mechanic who had many years of experience as the high volume technical mechanic for a multi-location […]

Princess Boutique, Burlington

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Community College helped Stacey Rickard with start-up advice, financial projections and market research so she could start her bridal boutique. Stacey Rickard was inspired to open a wedding dress boutique after experiencing difficulty finding a dress she liked for her own wedding. A native of Illinois, Stacey […]

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 […]