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.
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Export Opportunities in Chile and Peru 9:00 am
Export Opportunities in Chile and Peru
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Hosted by IEDA: There has never been a better time to look at new global markets!  Join the IEDA International Trade office and our Latin America partner Global BMT to learn about opportunities to expand[...]
Successful Food Product Development for New Food Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety 12:00 pm
Successful Food Product Development for New Food Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hosted by Iowa State University CIRAS: Iowans increasingly want to eat local foods. But bringing those products to market safely requires special knowledge about ingredients functionality, food safety, and scientific product development methods. This course[...]
IRS Identity Protection Webinar 1:00 pm
IRS Identity Protection Webinar
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
For National Tax Security Week, the IRS is hosting a series of webinars to help you protect yourself and your business. This webinar will focus on Identity Protection Pins. Topics covered will include: what an[...]
PappaJohn Start Smart Workshop 6:00 pm
PappaJohn Start Smart Workshop @ Zoom
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PappaJohn Start Smart Workshop @ Zoom
The NIACC Pappajohn Center and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a free two-hour online webinar, designed for anyone who is considering starting a business. At Start Smart, participants will learn how to[...]
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What To Consider Before Investing in 3D Printing Technology 10:00 am
What To Consider Before Investing in 3D Printing Technology
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hosted by CIRAS: Additive manufacturing systems, commonly known as 3D printers, have seen costs declining even while their capabilities have grown. These systems can provide your business with a valuable tool to support your marketing,[...]
Analytics for Operations: What You Need To Begin 11:30 am
Analytics for Operations: What You Need To Begin
Dec 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hosted by CIRAS: Modern manufacturing is filled with data that companies can use in real time to personalize products, optimize inventory, or improve quality. But how do you get started? And which numbers should you[...]
IRS Identity Theft Protection Webinar 1:00 pm
IRS Identity Theft Protection Webinar
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
For National Tax Security Week, the IRS is hosting a series of webinars to help you protect yourself and your business. This webinar will focus on guarding against Identity Theft. Topics covered will include: FTC[...]
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Successful Food Product Development for New Food Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety 12:00 pm
Successful Food Product Development for New Food Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hosted by Iowa State University CIRAS: Iowans increasingly want to eat local foods. But bringing those products to market safely requires special knowledge about ingredients functionality, food safety, and scientific product development methods. This course[...]
IRS Phishing Scam Webinar 1:00 pm
IRS Phishing Scam Webinar
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
For National Tax Security Week, the IRS is hosting a series of webinars to help you protect yourself and your business. This webinar will focus on phishing scams and how to protect yourself from them.[...]
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FSPCA Food for Human Consumption PCQI Webinar Part 2 7:00 pm
FSPCA Food for Human Consumption PCQI Webinar Part 2
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hosted by CIRAS: This is a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) class put on by ISU/CIRAS/ANR.  It is the second part that is required after the first part online is completed in order to[...]
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Ideas for Keeping Local Companies Locally Owned Webinar 11:00 am
Ideas for Keeping Local Companies Locally Owned Webinar @ Zoom
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Iowa is facing the looming retirement of thousands of business owners. How do we help these business owners stay viable through the introduction of new leadership? Discuss ideas for succession plans in local businesses and[...]
5 Step Marketing Strategy in a Pandemic Webinar 12:00 pm
5 Step Marketing Strategy in a Pandemic Webinar @ Online
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Marketing is a process. It’s circular, cyclical, top-down, bottom-up, and hierarchical. It’s a matrix, it’s a pyramid…it’s a PROCESS! As with most processes, if one of the steps fails, the entire outcome falls short. So[...]
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Electronic Submission of W-2s and 1099 Webinar 12:00 pm
Electronic Submission of W-2s and 1099 Webinar @ Zoom
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This free webinar hosted by the Iowa Department of Revenue will go over changes to the tax document submission process and teach you how to electronically submit your W-2s and 1099s. Topics covered will include:[...]
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Reshoring Your Business Webinar 11:00 am
Reshoring Your Business Webinar @ Zoom
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sponsored by The Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Area Development Group, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, and Greater Des Moines Partnership. For many Iowa manufacturers, it has[...]
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Analytics for Operations: Case Study Example 11:30 am
Analytics for Operations: Case Study Example
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hosted by CIRAS: Modern manufacturing is filled with data that companies can use in real time to personalize products, optimize inventory, or improve quality. But how do you get started? And which numbers should you[...]
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Selling Through Social Media Webinar 12:00 pm
Selling Through Social Media Webinar @ Online
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Selling doesn’t have to feel uncomfortable or icky. You can use your social platforms to sell to potential clients and customers using simple, targeted, and authentic tactics—and that’s what you’ll learn in this webinar. Don’t[...]
SBA Grants for Small Business Exporters Webinar 1:00 pm
SBA Grants for Small Business Exporters Webinar @ Online
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Did you know that your business could be eligible for grants as high as $10,000? SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is here to help small businesses to export. Are you interested in taking advantage[...]
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Financing Your Exports 9:00 am
Financing Your Exports
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hosted by IEDA: Join SBA, EXIM and Trade Acceptance Group and learn how to grow international sales by utilizing government and private programs to finance your export business.
PappaJohn Start Smart Workshop 6:00 pm
PappaJohn Start Smart Workshop @ Zoom
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PappaJohn Start Smart Workshop @ Zoom
The NIACC Pappajohn Center and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a free two-hour online webinar, designed for anyone who is considering starting a business. At Start Smart, participants will learn how to create[...]
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ServSafe Food Safety Training Scholarship Application Deadline
ServSafe Food Safety Training Scholarship Application Deadline
Dec 21 all-day
The Iowa Restaurant Association has received a grant to provide a limited number of scholarships to hospitality industry professionals who were impacted by COVID-19 closures and service limit mandates and are now seeking a ServSafe[...]
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