Resources for Starting a Business

Starting a small business is no easy task, but we’ve compiled resources and training that will teach you the skills you’ll need to start your very own business.

Start Smart On Demand Training

This free video series, led by our Iowa Western SBDC Center Director, Sue Pitts, will take you through the entire business planning process. You'll learn everything from the fine details of critical decisions to the big picture items of business planning.

Download our Guide to Starting a Business

Our Guide to Starting a Business in Iowa will help guide you through the startup process and give you additional startup resources. 

Make an Appointment with an SBDC Counselor

Your SBDC counselor will help you through the entire startup process, from registering your business to opening day. 

Find Your Nearest SBDC Location

Resources From our Partner Organizations

IA Source Link

IASourceLink connects entrepreneurs and small businesses to almost 400 resource providers across Iowa.


The U.S. Small Business Administration has resources and information that will help you start your own business. 

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