This is our statewide listing of workshop events. If you click on the workshop events listed below on the calendar, more information and registration instructions will pop up.

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SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series 6:00 pm
SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series @ DMACC Ankeny FFA Enrichment Center, Room 212
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To register for the class visit https://ce.dmacctraining.com  and use CRN# 14632 or call 1-800-0033.  The SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series can help you develop and test your business idea. Decide if you’re ready,[...]
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Business QuickBooks 9:00 am
Business QuickBooks @ Ottumwa North Campus REC Classroom
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Do you need a quick start to using QuickBooks? This class will include hands-on experience with QuickBooks software. You will learn how to: Set up a business; Pay and enter expenses, deposits and invoices; Complete[...]
TechBrew Council Bluffs 4:00 pm
TechBrew Council Bluffs @ KITCHEN COUNCIL
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
TechBrew is a casual networking event for entrepreneurs, technologists, business leaders, and college students. Enjoy a beer on us from 4 pm – 6 pm. TechBrew is a Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) Program. Council Bluffs[...]
TechBrew Cedar Valley 5:00 pm
TechBrew Cedar Valley @ URBAN PIE
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TechBrew is a casual networking event for college students, entrepreneurs, technologists, and business leaders. Enjoy a beer on us starting at 5 pm. TechBrew is a Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) program. Cedar Valley TechBrew is Powered by Red Cedar. [...]
QuickBook Hands-On 6:00 pm
QuickBook Hands-On @ NIACC McAllister Hall Room 149
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
QuickBooks Hands-On Classes at NIACC McAllister Hall, room 159 on October 3 and 10 from 6-9:00 pm.  The cost for the class includes the book. The classes will be taught by Liz Fitzgerald, MBA.  To[...]
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2019 Mid-America Trade Summit
2019 Mid-America Trade Summit @ University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Oct 6 all-day
Join top exporter, global trade leaders and trade assistance providers from across Mid-America as they gather to share global trade best practice and lessons learned in global trade. The fast-paced, highly interactive format of this[...]
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The Federal Sales Game – Ames 9:30 am
The Federal Sales Game – Ames @ Economic Development Core Facility
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Target Audience: Businesses that are pursuing government contracts and are already familiar with the fundamental concepts.This course material is specific to the federal market. Description: The first step toward winning is making sure you’re playing[...]
DreamBuilder Live 5:30 pm
DreamBuilder Live @ The Iowa Center
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm
The DreamBuilder Live class is hosted by The Iowa Women’s Business Center in partnership with Drake University Entrepreneurship Centers. Together, we offer an educational and interactive series to advance your entrepreneurial business or business idea,[...]
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TechBrew: AM Cedar Rapids – U.S. Cellular 8:00 am
TechBrew: AM Cedar Rapids – U.S. Cellular @ CEDAR RAPIDS METRO ECONOMIC ALLIANCE
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Technology Association of Iowa for the 2019 TechBrew: AM series presented by U.S. Cellular. TAI will conduct a casual interview with a local technology leader who will share their[...]
SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series 6:00 pm
SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series @ DMACC Ankeny FFA Enrichment Center, Room 212
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To register for the class visit https://ce.dmacctraining.com  and use CRN# 14632 or call 1-800-0033.  The SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series can help you develop and test your business idea. Decide if you’re ready,[...]
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1 Million Cups 7:30 am
1 Million Cups @ Ames American Legion
Oct 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Join the weekly Wednesday event which brings together the community to rally behind entrepreneurs and to learn what others are building.  Each week entrepreneurs share their 10-minute pitch, followed by Q&A from the audience.  Plug-in[...]
1 Million Cups 7:30 am
1 Million Cups @ maintenance Shop
Oct 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Join the weekly Wednesday event which brings together the community to rally behind entrepreneurs and to learn what others are building.  Each week entrepreneurs share their 10-minute pitch, followed by Q&A from the audience.  Plug-in[...]
Quad Cities Local Procurement Event 9:00 am
Quad Cities Local Procurement Event @ Birchwood Fields Learning Center
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Target Audience: Businesses that are new to government contracting and looking to gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts. Businesses that are pursuing government contracts and are already familiar with the fundamental concepts. Businesses that[...]
Smart Start – Fort Dodge 6:00 pm
Smart Start – Fort Dodge
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
To register: Call 515-574-1293 or email noncredit@iowacentral.edu Location TBD Are you dreaming of starting a business but aren’t sure where to begin? This Smart Start workshop is for you! Join the NCI Small Business Development[...]
Smart Start Workshop 6:00 pm
Smart Start Workshop @ NIACC Pappajohn Business Center Room #117
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NIACC Pappajohn Small Business Development Center is offering a free Start Smart workshop. This two-hour workshop is designed for anyone who is considering starting a business or expanding his or her current company.  Participants will[...]
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QuickBook Hands-On 6:00 pm
QuickBook Hands-On @ NIACC McAllister Hall Room 149
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
QuickBooks Hands-On Classes at NIACC McAllister Hall, room 159 on October 3 and 10 from 6-9:00 pm.  The cost for the class includes the book. The classes will be taught by Liz Fitzgerald, MBA.  To[...]
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TechBrew AM Des Moines – U.S. Cellular 8:00 am
TechBrew AM Des Moines – U.S. Cellular @ West End Architectural Salvage
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
TechBrew:AM is a morning networking event for entrepreneurs, technologists, government officials, business leaders and funders to connect over coffee and learn about a local technology executive. TAI will interview a local technology leader who will[...]
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SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series 6:00 pm
SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series @ DMACC Ankeny FFA Enrichment Center, Room 212
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To register for the class visit https://ce.dmacctraining.com  and use CRN# 14632 or call 1-800-0033.  The SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series can help you develop and test your business idea. Decide if you’re ready,[...]
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Workshop Topic: Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan
Workshop Topic: Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan @ Iowa State University Economic Development Core Facility
Oct 16 all-day
America’s SBDC Iowa is proud to host a Grow with Google event in partnership with Constant Contact to step up your holiday marketing plan.It’s a great opportunity to host your small business community for a[...]
1 Million Cups 7:30 am
1 Million Cups @ Ames American Legion
Oct 16 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Join the weekly Wednesday event which brings together the community to rally behind entrepreneurs and to learn what others are building.  Each week entrepreneurs share their 10-minute pitch, followed by Q&A from the audience.  Plug-in[...]
You are a certified Targeted Small Business – What’s Next? 9:30 am
You are a certified Targeted Small Business – What’s Next?
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Target Audience: Businesses that are new to government contracting and looking to gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts. This course material is specific to the state/local market. Description: This webinar series is provided in[...]
Lunch & Learn – Prospecting Clients through LinkedIn 11:30 am
Lunch & Learn – Prospecting Clients through LinkedIn @ Looft Hall
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Limited to 30 people Register today! www.iowawesternsbdc.com/events or call Sue at 712-325-3350 or Michael 712-256-7728 This class is directed to businesses and startups in the Business to Business landscape. Insurance, consultants, marketing, law, etc. Anyone[...]
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Home Based Food Operators: Regulations and Food Safety Workshop 8:00 am
Home Based Food Operators: Regulations and Food Safety Workshop @ Wapello County Extension Office
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This workshop is offered in two forms. Please indicate during registration which form of the course interests you. The two course options include: 1) In-person workshop (only): offers participants a full in-person lecture style option[...]
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TechBrew October 5:00 pm
TechBrew October @ Mason City Brewing
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TechBrews are networking events designed to bring together entrepreneurs, technologists, business people, and investors. TechBrew is in partnership with the North Iowa Corridor EDC, Clear Lake Chamber, and the NIACC Pappajohn Center.  To register on[...]
SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series 6:00 pm
SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series @ DMACC Ankeny FFA Enrichment Center, Room 212
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To register for the class visit https://ce.dmacctraining.com  and use CRN# 14632 or call 1-800-0033.  The SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series can help you develop and test your business idea. Decide if you’re ready,[...]
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1 Million Cups 7:30 am
1 Million Cups @ Ames American Legion
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Join the weekly Wednesday event which brings together the community to rally behind entrepreneurs and to learn what others are building.  Each week entrepreneurs share their 10-minute pitch, followed by Q&A from the audience.  Plug-in[...]
Preparing a Winning Proposal – Iowa City 1:30 pm
Preparing a Winning Proposal – Iowa City
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Target Audience: Businesses that are pursuing government contracts and are already familiar with the fundamental concepts. This course material is specific to the state/local market. Description: Success in government contracting requires that your business be[...]
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2019 Startup Success Virtual Conference 11:00 am
2019 Startup Success Virtual Conference
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
This one-day online event, presented by SCORE and FedEx, will offer 9 educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, networking chat rooms, exhibitor booths, prizes and resources. Participate in this free, online conference to listen to practiced[...]
Webinar: Access to Capital 101 2:00 pm
Webinar: Access to Capital 101
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
This webinar is a part of the 2019 Startup Success Virtual Conference being hosted by SCORE and FedEx. There are numerous funding options available for small businesses, but which one is right for yours? Attend[...]
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1 Million Cups 7:30 am
1 Million Cups @ Ames American Legion
Oct 30 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Join the weekly Wednesday event which brings together the community to rally behind entrepreneurs and to learn what others are building.  Each week entrepreneurs share their 10-minute pitch, followed by Q&A from the audience.  Plug-in[...]
Smart Start Workshop 10:00 am
Smart Start Workshop @ IowaWORKS Office
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
NIACC Pappajohn Small Business Development Center, in partnership with IowaWORKS, is offering a free Start Smart workshop. This two-hour workshop is designed for anyone who is considering starting a business or expanding his or her[...]
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