Spencer Convenient Healthcare, LLC, Spencer

In order to successfully open her healthcare clinic Carol Lewallen sought help from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Iowa Lakes Community College in developing her business plan, working through the financial projections and understanding the loan process. Healthcare made simple and being provided at hours convenient to the patient—that has been Carol Lewallen’s main […]

SERVPRO®, Iowa City/Coralville and Ottumwa/Oskaloosa

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at the University of Iowa helped Brian Meyer with business valuation/pricing, financial projections and financial statements so he could purchase an existing SERVPRO® franchise. Brian Meyer grew up in Wayland, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University in 1999 with a degree in marketing and a minor in finance. […]

Whisk Away Café and Bakery, DeWitt

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Eastern Iowa Community College District helped Laura Prichard by reviewing her business plan, creating cash flow projections, helping her find a good location, and negotiating a lease so she could obtain financing to open a bakery and café. Laura Prichard was a graduate of culinary school and had […]

Bridal Visions by LD, Fort Dodge

LaDonna High received assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center for North Central Iowa in developing a business plan and putting together the necessary paperwork to obtain financing so she could open her own bridal and formal wear store. Enjoying every aspect of working in the bridal and formal wear industry, LaDonna finds it […]

The Sioux City Conservatory of Music, Sioux City

With business advice and assistance from the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College in developing their business plan and financial projections, plus providing market research and strategy development, Ron and Gia Emory were able to open their non-profit music conservatory. Music lives and speaks at the Sioux City Conservatory of […]

Owen Family Concessions Etc., LLC, Leland

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at North Iowa Area Community College helped Mike Owen with financial analysis, developed cash flow projections, reviewed his business plan, and provided other business advice so he could start his special event concessions company. Mike Owen had some limited previous experience providing concessions to special events in his role […]

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 […]