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.

Nov
13
Mon
FocusME Series: Led by Alicia Newman @ The Iowa Center
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us this fall for FocusME! Led by Alicia Newman, this group will meet over the lunch hour from noon to 1:30pm each day at The Iowa Center.

FocusME provides a space for entrepreneurial-minded women to support each other with connections and accountability as each sets her own professional and personal goals.

New groups form every quarter and meet once per week for 7 or 8 weeks. Each is led by a facilitator whose role is to organize the group around weekly themes and to push each participant to achieve what she sets forth.

Cost:  $99

Interested? Call (515) 283-0940 or INFO@TheIowaCenter.org for more information.

About Alicia: Alicia Newman is a personal development coach who specializes in empowering woman to live fulfilling and epic lives by helping them connect to their authentic self. She shows women how to create abundant lives by using their inner wisdom to guide them. After spending over a decade gaining valuable experience in the business world Alicia discovered the world of life coaching, which quickly became her passion. She is a graduate of the Coach for Life program and offers a wide range of coaching programs and services including individual & group coaching, workshops and speaking engagements.  Alicia Newman owns Alicia Newman Life Coaching, LLC.

DreamBuilder Accelerated @ The Iowa Center
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DREAMBUILDER ACCELERATED

The business plan. Writing one can be intimidating. You’re juggling market research with competitor analysis, financial projections with marketing strategies. Let The Iowa Center help you navigate it all.

DreamBuilder Accelerated takes The Iowa Center’s 10-week long business planning class and condenses it to just three weeks. As a participant, you receive:

  • Full access to the online DreamBuilder portal
  • Enriching presentations from seven subject matter experts on everything from small business law to taxes to defining your “why”
  • One-on-one support and coaching opportunities with members of the Iowa Center Education + Resources team

Class will meet on three occasions at The Iowa Center:

First Meeting: Monday, October 16 from 5 to 8pm

Second Meeting: Friday, October 27 from 8:30am to 4pm

Third Meeting:  Monday, November 13 from 5 to 8pm

Cost: $250 per person: includes all materials; an individual assessment test; light breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and a headshot taken by a local professional photographer (optional).

Requirements:

  • Access to a computer/e-mail
  • Computer proficiency
  • Currently in business or thinking of starting a business within six months
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attendance at an October or November event (of your choosing) hosted by The Iowa Center; participation in open lab hours; or a scheduled one-on-one appointment with a member of the Education + Resources team

To apply, register using the listing on our classes page (hereand complete and return this form along with your résumé: DreamBuilder Accelerated Application.

Submit your completed application and résumé via e-mail to Emily Susanin Kessinger at ebsusanin@theiowacenter.org.

Direct mailed applications and résumés may be sent to:

WBC
c/o The Iowa Center
8345 University Blvd., Ste F
Clive, IA 50325

Only 15 spots are available and are pending evaluation of the applicant.

Please note: Clients are required to connect with WBC staff via e-mail or in person prior to the class. A current copy of applicant’s CV or résumé is required along with the application. Participants enrolled in DreamBuilder Accelerated are required to attend a May event hosted at The Iowa Center, lab hours, or schedule a one-on-one with a WBC staff member in addition to attending the three scheduled class meetings.

Nov
14
Tue
CHAOS Webinar @ Webinar
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Won’t it just turn into Chaos? Who’s in charge now? Join us for a webinar to address how things get done today

Being open to new people and new ideas can feel like total chaos! How are we supposed to get anything important done if everyone does their own thing? Won’t I look silly if I don’t know about everything that’s going on? What happens when people don’t get along?

The Idea Friendly behaviors sound chaotic: all ideas are welcome, no committee meetings, no one in charge, no one taking notes. Can these concepts actually work?

Small towns all over are using Idea Friendly concepts right now to get more done, with more involvement, and with less reliance on local government to do everything. It’s empowering everyday people to take action to create the kind of town they want, instead of waiting on “them” to do it.

The changes that took power away from the formal organizations and gave it to individuals have already happened. Rather than fight against that, smart organizations and communities embrace the chaos and let people try all their ideas. It’s the best way to find out what will work in your small town.” Becky McCray

Join us and learn why chaos is a good thing and how to survive in it. You’ll learn real steps you can take to make a difference and hear examples of things that work.

The live broadcast will be Tuesday, November 14, at 12 noon Central Time, and the replay will be available anytime November 14 through December 14. Register at: http://saveyour.town/chaos/

“Why not have a watch party? Invite your crowd to view the webinar, either live or in replay, and learn some small steps you can use right away.” Deb Brown

FocusME Series: Led by Alicia Newman @ The Iowa Center
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us this fall for FocusME! Led by Alicia Newman, this group will meet over the lunch hour from noon to 1:30pm each day at The Iowa Center.

FocusME provides a space for entrepreneurial-minded women to support each other with connections and accountability as each sets her own professional and personal goals.

New groups form every quarter and meet once per week for 7 or 8 weeks. Each is led by a facilitator whose role is to organize the group around weekly themes and to push each participant to achieve what she sets forth.

Cost:  $99

Interested? Call (515) 283-0940 or INFO@TheIowaCenter.org for more information.

About Alicia: Alicia Newman is a personal development coach who specializes in empowering woman to live fulfilling and epic lives by helping them connect to their authentic self. She shows women how to create abundant lives by using their inner wisdom to guide them. After spending over a decade gaining valuable experience in the business world Alicia discovered the world of life coaching, which quickly became her passion. She is a graduate of the Coach for Life program and offers a wide range of coaching programs and services including individual & group coaching, workshops and speaking engagements.  Alicia Newman owns Alicia Newman Life Coaching, LLC.

The SafeFood Series @ Iowa Women's Business Center
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Starting or own a restaurant?
 

The SafeFood Series

 

Led by Dr. Catherine Strohbehn of Iowa State University

Join us for the SafeFood series, three sessions covering fundamental food safety information for restaurant and food service employees. The sessions cover food safety information EVERYONE needs to know.

All sessions are free and held at The Iowa Center on the 2nd Tuesday of October, November, and December 2017.

Topics include:

• SafeFood: Worker Health and Hygiene Practices (on October 10, 2017)
• SafeFood: Temperature Controls (on November 14, 2017)
• SafeFood: Cleaning and Sanitizing (on December 12, 2017)

Free to attend.

REGISTER HERE!

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Iowa’s Women’s Business Center / The Iowa Center
8345 University Blvd, Suite F
Clive, Iowa 50325

 

 

 

About Dr. Catherine Strohbehn
About Dr. Strohbehn: Dr. Catherine Strohbehn has been an educator and researcher in the areas of food service management and food service safety for 30+ years. She has presented her work to over 250 groups at international,
national and state meetings. She received the NSF International Food Safety Educator of the Year award in 2010.

 

 

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NIACC Social Media Breakfast @ Chamber of Commerce
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
15
Wed
NIACC Social Media Breakfast @ Center 1
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Boots to Business: Reboot @ Iowa State University Memorial Union, Cardinal Room
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

 Boots to Business: Reboot Classes

For more information, click here

The SBA also announced its schedule for the Boots to Business: Reboot classes for FY 2018. The free one-day training session introduces veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership and the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. The training is hosted by the SBA Iowa District Office and the Veterans Business Outreach Center and features additional presentations by SBA resource partners, including SCORE, America’s SBDC – Iowa (the Small Business Development Centers), and local bankers, lawyers and small business owners.

Boots to Business: Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

The initial program is followed up with one of two opportunities.  Foundations of Entrepreneurship is an eight-week, online training (may be self-paced) course presented by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisors from the SBA network, Syracuse University.  Mississippi State University offers a six-week online, interactive classroom focused on identifying and understanding customers; developing and refining a business mode; and drafting a business plan.

Please email the team at boot-to-business@sba.gov if you’ve attended a previous Reboot class, and haven’t yet taken, but are interested in taking the online course.

After completing Boots to Business: Reboot participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local resources and launch their small business.

FocusME Series: Led by Alicia Newman @ The Iowa Center
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us this fall for FocusME! Led by Alicia Newman, this group will meet over the lunch hour from noon to 1:30pm each day at The Iowa Center.

FocusME provides a space for entrepreneurial-minded women to support each other with connections and accountability as each sets her own professional and personal goals.

New groups form every quarter and meet once per week for 7 or 8 weeks. Each is led by a facilitator whose role is to organize the group around weekly themes and to push each participant to achieve what she sets forth.

Cost:  $99

Interested? Call (515) 283-0940 or INFO@TheIowaCenter.org for more information.

About Alicia: Alicia Newman is a personal development coach who specializes in empowering woman to live fulfilling and epic lives by helping them connect to their authentic self. She shows women how to create abundant lives by using their inner wisdom to guide them. After spending over a decade gaining valuable experience in the business world Alicia discovered the world of life coaching, which quickly became her passion. She is a graduate of the Coach for Life program and offers a wide range of coaching programs and services including individual & group coaching, workshops and speaking engagements.  Alicia Newman owns Alicia Newman Life Coaching, LLC.

Nov
21
Tue
TechBrew North Iowa @ Mason City Brewing
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

TechBrews are networking events designed to bring together entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and investors. TechBrew North Iowa will be held the 3rd Tuesday of each month and are sponsored by the Technology Association of Iowa, NIACC’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Corridor EDC.

Find the next event here: http://www.niacc.edu/pappajohn/events/category/tech-brew/

Technology Association of Iowa