Evans Burn Boot Camp, Clive and Ankeny

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY Evans Burn Boot Camp Darci Evans, Owner How did you come up with the idea for your business? My husband and l live in Madison, WI, where I am a mom, trainer, and a full-time ER nurse. When I was 38 my friend […]

College Raptor, Iowa City

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY College Raptor William Staib, CEO and Co-Founder How did you come up with the idea for your business? When my 5 kids were all starting to go into college, we realized no one knew how much college really cost. We saw two schools […]

Creme Cupcake + Dessert, Des Moines

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY CREME CUPCAKE + DESSERT Christina Moffatt, Owner How did you come up with the idea for Creme Cupcakes? In the middle of a recession, I was tired of seeing people in my office with no joy in their day so my solution was […]

Risney Photo and Design, Council Bluffs

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY Risney Photo and Design Anne Morgan, Owner How did you come up with the idea for your business? Risney Photo was first opened by my parents in the 1950s. In 2004, I took the business over after they both had passed away. Due […]

Windy Ridge Handcrafted, Parkersburg

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY Windy Ridge Handcrafted Angela Scanlan, Owner How did you come up with the idea for your business? Windy Ridge Handcrafted products are the natural approach to bath and body. My products are made as naturally as possible. I don’t use fillers or chemicals. […]

Bountiful Blossoms Bee Company, Glenwood

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY Bountiful Blossoms Bee Company Carol Fassbinder-Orth, Owner How did you come up with the idea for your business? I grew up on a commercial honey bee farm in Northeast Iowa, Fassbinder Apiaries, but I went to graduate school to be a researcher. I […]

NanoBio Designs

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY NANOBIO DESIGNS Aaron Santos, President How did NanoBio Designs begin? NanoBio Designs is a start-up company dedicated to fast, easy-to-use, genetic detection devices. The company grew out of nanotechnology research conducted by chemistry professor Derek Lyons, Ph.D. and former physics professor Aaron Santos, […]

Jak Sprat, Sanborn

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY JAK SPRAT Jodi Krikke, Owner How did you come up with the idea for Jak Sprat? JAK Sprat started in 2012 as a magnet board and magnet hobby/business. It wasn’t until November 2017 that earrings came into the picture. I have always LOVED […]

Hair Designers of Corning, Backgrounds Coffee, Corning

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY Hair Designers of Corning, Backgrounds Coffee Sherry Keefe, Owner How did you come up with the idea for your business? I came up with the idea for Backgrounds due to the fact I love coffee and there was no place in Corning to […]

FBB Biomed, Coralville

REACT – RECOVERY – RESILIENCE SBDC IOWA CLIENTS SHARE THEIR COVID-19 JOURNEY FBB Biomed Howard Urnovitz, Co-Founder How did you come up with the idea for FBB Biomed? FBB Biomed is a start-up international biomedical technology firm that is taking on the challenge of defeating COVID-19 and future pandemics. With headquarters and manufacturing in Coralville, […]