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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DreamBuilder Virtual 9:00 am
DreamBuilder Virtual
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm
Hosted by The Iowa Center for Economic Success: Writing a business plan can be intimidating. You’re juggling market research with competitor analysis, financial projections with marketing strategies. With so much to consider and organize, it’s[...]
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Prosper Africa Initiative – Opportunities and Programs for Iowa Companies 9:00 am
Prosper Africa Initiative – Opportunities and Programs for Iowa Companies
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hosted by IEDA: Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Iowa Economic Development Authority for a look into the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Prosper Africa initiative. This virtual program will introduce companies to the multitude[...]
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IRS Opportunity Zones 1:00 pm
IRS Opportunity Zones
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hosted by IRS: This webinar will : Provide an overview of Opportunity Zones Discuss the tax benefits for investors Explain the investor reporting of elections Explain the investor annual reporting Discuss disaster relief information Plus[...]
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Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later 11:00 am
Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hosted by International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce: Join Jason Lott from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a discussion about what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about[...]
Employer Innovation Fund Webinar 12:00 pm
Employer Innovation Fund Webinar
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hosted by FutureReadyIowa: The webinar will introduce you to the Employer Innovation Fund and how it can expand opportunities for Iowans whose employment has been affected because of the pandemic. Employers, employer consortiums, and nonprofits[...]
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Business Model Canvas: Your One Page Business Plan 12:00 pm
Business Model Canvas: Your One Page Business Plan
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hosted by ISU John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center: In this workshop you’ll craft a 21st century business plan. After just an hour, you’ll have a comprehensive, one-page business vision board. During this workshop, you’ll look at[...]
How To Increase Your Social Media Visibility to Rockstar Status 12:00 pm
How To Increase Your Social Media Visibility to Rockstar Status
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Hosted by Constant Contact: There’s no denying Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn have changed the way we communicate, connect and market our businesses. But regardless which social media platform you’re focusing on, the name of the[...]
Set Up Square Online Shopping for Retail 5:30 pm
Set Up Square Online Shopping for Retail
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hosted by SE Iowa SBDC: Join Square eCommerce specialist Martin Guerrero to walk you through how to build an online shopping page for your retail business using Square Online. Leaving the webinar you’ll be able[...]
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What You Should Know About Chinese IP Law 12:00 pm
What You Should Know About Chinese IP Law
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hosted by Nyemaster Goode: The ability to protect intellectual property in China is often misunderstood. However, today patents can be obtained in China, and Chinese patents obtained by US companies can be fairly enforced. Learn how the[...]
Patent Basics and USPTO Resources: What Every Small Business Should Know When Developing their Business Plan and Moving Forward 2:00 pm
Patent Basics and USPTO Resources: What Every Small Business Should Know When Developing their Business Plan and Moving Forward
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce: Intellectual property (IP) can be a valuable business asset no matter what type or size of business. Businesses should be cognizant of protecting their IP from[...]
Demand Attention with Great Subject Lines 3:00 pm
Demand Attention with Great Subject Lines
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hosted by Constant Contact: Ignored – or Engaging? How are your subject lines working – or NOT working – to capture the attention and interest of your audience? This fast-paced seminar will take a deeper[...]
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TechBrewAM: Des Moines 8:00 am
TechBrewAM: Des Moines
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa: This month’s virtual TechBrew: AM will feature an exclusive interview with Annette Dunn, Director, Office of the Chief Information Officer for the State of Iowa. The interview will[...]
Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum 12:00 pm
Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Hosted by the Iowa State Student Innovation Center: Innovation Center will feature “Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum,” an interviewer moderated, on-line conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation.   Our universities do an excellent job[...]
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Coronavirus Tax Relief Webinar for Employers and Business Owners 10:00 am
Coronavirus Tax Relief Webinar for Employers and Business Owners
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hosted by SBA: Join the Iowa District Office, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, and the IRS to discuss Coronavirus Tax Relief for employers and business owners. During this webinar,[...]
Protecting Your Company’s Trade Secrets 11:00 am
Protecting Your Company’s Trade Secrets
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hosted by International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce: This presentation will give an overview of the FBI’s role in investigating intellectual property rights crimes, with a focus on the theft of trade secrets. Participants[...]
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China Phase 1: Realizations & New Crop Outlook 9:00 am
China Phase 1: Realizations & New Crop Outlook
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hosted by IEDA: On Feb. 14, the Economic and Trade Agreement between the U.S. and China went into effect. With China’s agreement to dramatically expand its purchases of US agricultural products, there are areas of[...]
Is Your Business Ready for Disaster? National Preparedness Month Webinar 1:00 pm
Is Your Business Ready for Disaster? National Preparedness Month Webinar
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hosted by SBA: This year’s National Preparedness Month theme of “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today” has never been more appropriate. Join the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), the Small Business[...]
Set Up a Facebook Shop 5:30 pm
Set Up a Facebook Shop
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hosted by SE Iowa SBDC: Join Ethan Pitts, SBDC Director at Southwestern Iowa Community College as he guides Facebook users through setting up a Facebook Shop, from start to finish. This webinar will be a[...]
Start Smart 6:00 pm
Start Smart
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hosted by Pappajohn Small Business Development Center: This two-hour workshop is designed for anyone who is considering starting a business or expanding his or her current company.  Participants will learn how to create a business[...]
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2020-21 Family Business Breakfast Series Kick-off 8:00 am
2020-21 Family Business Breakfast Series Kick-off
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Hosted by UNI Family Business Center: An advisory board, made up of outsiders who are not “cronies,” is a good way to push the governance envelope. The board creates an environment where owners, in conjunction[...]
Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum 12:00 pm
Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Hosted by the Iowa State Student Innovation Center: Innovation Center will feature “Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum,” an interviewer moderated, on-line conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation.   Our universities do an excellent job[...]
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National Small Week Kick-Off 8:30 am
National Small Week Kick-Off
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – Sep 24 @ 9:30 am
Hosted by SBA: Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the kick-off for National Small Business Week. The virtual event, rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held September 22-24.[...]
Boots to Business 8:30 am
Boots to Business
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hosted by SBA: Have you ever dreamed of owning and operating your own food truck? The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) are taking the Boots To Business/Reboot program online on[...]
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Virtual Event: Coffee with Home Base Iowa 9:00 am
Virtual Event: Coffee with Home Base Iowa
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Hosted by Home Base Iowa: Do you own a business in Iowa? Have you considered the benefits of hiring Veterans and their family members? What does it mean to become an HBI business? Join us for Coffee with[...]
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Create Your Website: 3 Pages You Need to Publish with Confidence 10:00 am
Create Your Website: 3 Pages You Need to Publish with Confidence
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hosted by Constant Contact: Create Your Website: 3 Pages You Need to Publish With Confidence Publishing your website can feel like a daunting task. Even with a template that takes care of the look and[...]
Take Your Business Global With Help From SBA 1:00 pm
Take Your Business Global With Help From SBA
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hosted by the Small Business Administration: Are you interested reaching new customers?  Discover how SBA’s 2020 Small Business Exporter of the Year found global success! Businesses that trade are more resilient.  Ninety-five percent of the[...]
Protecting U.S. Intellectual Property Overseas 2:00 pm
Protecting U.S. Intellectual Property Overseas
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce: If you are thinking of expanding your markets overseas, you need to be sure that your ideas, processes, and techniques are protected. The State Department Office[...]
50th Anniversary Surety Bond Guarantee Program 5:20 pm
50th Anniversary Surety Bond Guarantee Program
Sep 24 @ 5:20 pm – 6:20 pm
Hosted by the Small Business Administration: Join us September 24-25th for a virtual conference and celebration honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program. Don’t miss your opportunity to get up close and personal[...]
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Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum 12:00 pm
Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Hosted by the Iowa State Student Innovation Center: Innovation Center will feature “Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum,” an interviewer moderated, on-line conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation.   Our universities do an excellent job[...]
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Iowa Technology Summit 8:30 am
Iowa Technology Summit
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – Sep 29 @ 11:30 am
Hosted by Technology Association of Iowa: An annual conference that convenes creators and consumers of technology from startups to Fortune 500 companies and representing a wide range of industries. The Iowa Technology Summit is designed[...]
Iowa Technology Summit 8:30 am
Iowa Technology Summit
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – Sep 29 @ 11:30 am
Hosted by The Technology Association of Iowa: Register today for FREE access to virtual sessions focused on cybersecurity, customer experience, leadership, and technology innovation from Iowa’s most influential tech leaders. Explore the speaker lineup, session details and more at technologyiowa.org/iowatechnologysummit
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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workshop Series CRN# 14762 6:00 pm
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workshop Series CRN# 14762 @ Ankeny Campus FFA Enrichment Center, Room 156
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hosted by SCORE: The SCORE Simple Steps for Starting Your Business™ Workshop Series CRN# 14762 can help you develop and test your business idea. Decide if you’re ready, draft a business plan, determine your competitive advantage[...]
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Drive More Business with Local Search (SEO) and Reputation Management 9:00 am
Drive More Business with Local Search (SEO) and Reputation Management
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hosted by Constant Contact: Do you ever search for something on your phone? Everyone does! With the rise and updates of mobile, searches are increasing because we can access answers so quickly. Due to the[...]
Market Research Tools 9:00 am
Market Research Tools
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Hosted by IEDA: International market intelligence is a key piece of successful export planning. It is important to critically review and assess demand for your product, as well as factors related to a given export destination.  [...]