Fix Salon, Cedar Rapids

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College provided business plan and financing assistance to Juliet Pae-Corr so she could grow and expand her beauty salon/spa business. Juliet Pae-Corr had always wanted to be a hair stylist. Raised by a single mom after the death of her father when Juliet was a toddler, […]

r-Pipe, Inc.

America’s SBDC Iowa helped Tom Cackler, President of r-Pipe, Inc., get prepared and apply for funding to develop and test materials to build a prototype of a better sewer pipe made from recycled materials. There are 740,000 miles of public sewers, plus 500,000 miles of private lateral sewers in the U.S. (EPA 2012). Improved products are […]

QC Analytical Services, LLC, LeClaire

Leonard Hoogerwerf was assisted by the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Eastern Iowa Community College District in finding funding to launch a new product developed by one division of his commercial testing certified laboratory. Leonard Hoogerwerf acquired Quad City Water Treatment Company in 2006. Founded in 1976, the company was a commercial laboratory, water […]

C.A.R.S. (Christian Automotive Repair Service), West Burlington

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Community College helped Terry Schnack with financial projections, accounting assistance, and obtaining financing so he could purchase a building and start his new automotive shop in West Burlington. Terry Schnack is no stranger to owning a business. As the former owner of Wrench Works, an automotive shop […]

Ginger Thai Cuisine, Cedar Falls

Wanida Thomas received help from America’s SBDC Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa in writing a business plan, finding a lawyer, applying for financing, and dealing with business problems, so she could open her Thai restaurant. Ginger Thai Cuisine is an authentic Thai restaurant in Cedar Falls, Iowa that is owned and operated by […]

Josh Lopshire Trucking, Ottumwa

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Indian Hills Community College helped Josh Lopshire set up an accounting system, allocate costs, develop cash flow projections, and more to start his trucking business. Josh Lopshire drives trucks for a living and until December 2012 he earned his living driving for others. In June 2012, Josh went […]

Logo Pro, LLC, Bettendorf

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Eastern Iowa Community College helped Linda Mosher develop a business plan, conducted market research, and provided personalized counseling and training so she could start her promotional products company. When Linda Mosher came to the Eastern Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), she had many years of experience in […]

Mumm Soft Water, Ida Grove

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College helped Bethany Jones and Richard Mumm establish their soft water distribution company by providing assistance in developing a business plan and financial projections, plus provided market research and advice on inventory control. Father and daughter team Richard Mumm and Bethany Jones are the […]

Lil’ Sidekick, Polk City

Inventor and entrepreneur Amy Vohs received great advice and business assistance from America’s SBDC Iowa, plus expertise and the use of a 3D printer from the Iowa State University Industrial Design Department, in order to successfully manufacture her all-Iowa made product, Lil’ Sidekick. A hard road and one less traveled by most entrepreneurs, and even […]

Green Start, LLC

Leonard Hoogerwerf and Kirk Brown received business advice and assistance from America’s SBDC Iowa so they could further develop and market their environmentally-friendly products. In March of 2014 Leonard Hoogerwerf and Kirk Brown established Green Start, LLC, a company that develops and markets advanced gas oxygen dissolution systems for aeration in wastewater collection and treatment […]