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.

North Iowa Social Media Breakfast Club @ Iowa Workforce Development Center
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join the North Iowa Social Media Breakfast Club for breakfast and networking with local social media influencers and enthusiasts.

Top Five for Small Business: Things for Your Website and Changes to Consider on a Yearly Basis @ Greater Des Moines Partnership
May 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Partnership is proud to present a new series focused on issues small businesses face daily. This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your small business.

Your website is your digital storefront, it’s your client or customer’s first impression of you, it’s a member of your sales team, it’s one of your most valuable marketing tools. It’s not meant to just sit there on the internet collecting dust. The internet changes regularly, as does your target audience and how they interact with websites. It’s important to keep your website up-to-date with relevant information and current technology to continue to support your business goals. Learn some of the most important things to focus on to keep your website looking sharp and working hard.

Katie Patterson founded Happy Medium with two guiding principles: honesty and transparency. With a strong background in media buying and account management, Katie launched and bootstrapped Happy Medium after seeing a need for an authentic approach in the market. Since its inception in 2011, the company has expanded to accommodate its ever-growing list of clients, services and employees, but its guiding principles have stayed at the center of all that Katie and Happy Medium do, while simultaneously achieving more than 1,000 percent revenue growth in just four years. Katie has been awarded the Iowa Women of Innovation’s Rising Star, Business Record’s Best Up and Coming Business Leader, and included in the annual Forty Under 40 class. Under her leadership, Happy Medium was named to the Inc. 5000 list three years in a row. Katie has also been featured in Adweek, Inc., American Express Open Forum, The Des Moines Register, Business Record and more.

Fees/Admission:   $15 member, $20 nonmember includes lunch
$10 member, $15 nonmember watch via live simulcast
Understanding Payment Options: Web Conference for Tax Professionals and Industry Stakeholders
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

To register for Session 1, click here

To register for Session 2, click here

Cedar Falls – Come and Meet Your Representative @ Cedar Falls Public Library
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Start Smart Workshop @ IowaWORKS
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Start Smart is a free two hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business or expanding their current business. Participants will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, consider different types of business ownership and learn how to register a business. Registration is required for Start Smart. Please call 641-422-4111 or email

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Lunch & Learn @ Black Hawk County Extension Office
Jun 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Boots to Business Webinar: Networking for Impact
Jun 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

 Veterans Business Resource Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Iowa District Office and the Veterans Business Outreach Center announce a monthly Small Business Bootcamp webinar series for veterans, National Guard members, Reservists and their spouses to help start, build and grow their small business. The webinars will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be recorded and posted on the office’s website at
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Lunch and Learn @ Linn County Extension Office
Jun 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Understanding the Basics of Virtual Currency @ Online
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Understanding the Basics of the Dark Web @ Online
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm