Leah Pitts

In The Country Garden and Gifts, Independence

America’s SBDC Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa helped Josh and Sue Spece run new financial projections and complete an application for Targeted Small Business certification so they could obtain financing to move their existing rural greenhouse business to a more accessible and larger location. Mother and son team, Josh and Sue Spece, have been …

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We Run LLC, North Liberty

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Kirkwood Community College helped Brian and Kris Tharp open their specialty running store by providing assistance developing a business plan and financial projections, helpful demographic market research, and advice on location, marketing, legal structure, and other start-up business basics. Brian Tharp started running to lose weight and realized …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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