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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Demystifying Automation – ISU CIRAS 9:00 am
Demystifying Automation – ISU CIRAS
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
​Are you searching for ways to do more in your factory with less? Are you continually seeking ways to become more productive without adding more people? Are you certain you need to add new technology[...]
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Always Ready: Business Plan – Iowa Center Webinar 12:00 pm
Always Ready: Business Plan – Iowa Center Webinar
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Turn your dream into a plan with this small group, one-hour business planning class. The Iowa Center staff will help you kickstart your business plan by providing you a road map on completing your plan[...]
Start Smart – NIACC Pappajohn Workshop 6:00 pm
Start Smart – NIACC Pappajohn Workshop
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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SBA STEP Grants for Global Expansion – SBA Webinar 1:00 pm
SBA STEP Grants for Global Expansion – SBA Webinar
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade for a 20-minute discussion on our State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant with a fellow small business that has utilized STEP to support[...]
Becoming a Certified Targeted Small Business – DSM Partnership Webinar 2:00 pm
Becoming a Certified Targeted Small Business – DSM Partnership Webinar
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
With State awarding $45M in contracts to Targeted Small Businesses and looking to hire more it’s important to learn the details and get registered.  This certificate allows you to work with the state and as[...]
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REV Small Business Pitch Competition Applications Due
REV Small Business Pitch Competition Applications Due
Sep 10 all-day
TS Bank originally started REV in 2015 in an effort to spur economic growth and encourage business owners to continue pursuing their dreams. During the first three competitions (2015-2017) over $75,000 was awarded to the[...]
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National Small Business Week Virtual Summit – SBA Event 10:00 am
National Small Business Week Virtual Summit – SBA Event
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us September 13 – September 15, 2021 for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Attend this free, online conference to learn new business strategies, meet other[...]
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National Small Business Week Virtual Summit – SBA Event 10:00 am
National Small Business Week Virtual Summit – SBA Event
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us September 13 – September 15, 2021 for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Attend this free, online conference to learn new business strategies, meet other[...]
Small Business Essentials: Build a Brand That Works for You – Iowa Center Webinar 12:00 pm
Small Business Essentials: Build a Brand That Works for You – Iowa Center Webinar
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
If someone asked you to define your company’s brand, what would you say? Do you know how to define you and your business in a descriptive, efficient way? Branding can be a confusing topic, but[...]
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Export Opportunities in Mexico and Latin America – IEDA Webinar 9:00 am
Export Opportunities in Mexico and Latin America – IEDA Webinar @ Online
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Mexico is one of the closest and largest trading partners to the USA and provides strong export opportunities for Iowa companies. Join us to hear from Ms. Gloria Garcia from Global BMT in Mexico, and[...]
Always Ready: Financials 10:00 am
Always Ready: Financials
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
As a small business owner, you won’t ever really know the unexpected challenges or opportunities that await you in life and business. Always Ready: Financials is a working session for you to learn how to[...]
National Small Business Week Virtual Summit – SBA Event 10:00 am
National Small Business Week Virtual Summit – SBA Event
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us September 13 – September 15, 2021 for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Attend this free, online conference to learn new business strategies, meet other[...]
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Always Ready: Business Plan – Iowa Center Webinar 2:00 pm
Always Ready: Business Plan – Iowa Center Webinar
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turn your dream into a plan with this small group, one-hour business planning class. The Iowa Center staff will help you kickstart your business plan by providing you a road map on completing your plan[...]
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GovCon 101 – ISU CIRAS Webinar 11:00 am
GovCon 101 – ISU CIRAS Webinar
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
GovCon 101 will offer attendees an opportunity to gain valuable insight into government contracting from experienced professionals. Samantha Ferm, a CIRAS ​government contracting specialist, will be leading this webinar. Throughout the talk, she will outline[...]
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Selling to the Government – DSM Partnership Webinar 9:00 am
Selling to the Government – DSM Partnership Webinar
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Dawnelle Conley, with the SBA will present on 8A and government contracts.  You will also hear from Steven Szalo, Procurement Center Representative for SBA Area IV. The SBA assists companies with government contracting in three[...]
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Export Finance: Solutions and Resources for Exporters – IEDA Webinar 9:00 am
Export Finance: Solutions and Resources for Exporters – IEDA Webinar
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
By teaming up with our partners in federal and state agencies, this webinar will provide you a one-stop-shop to the finance tools that can help support, grow, and protect your international sales and endeavors. Topics[...]
Take Your Business to the Next Level Using Webinars, Podcasts, Live Streaming and Beyond – SCORE Webinar 12:00 pm
Take Your Business to the Next Level Using Webinars, Podcasts, Live Streaming and Beyond – SCORE Webinar
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Does Amazon still sell only books? Does Starbucks still sell only coffee? Then why are you still doing the same old thing? In this rapidly changing world, the time is ripe to take your business[...]
Learn to Trade Series: Standards and Complying with Foreign Regulations – SBA OIT Webinar 1:00 pm
Learn to Trade Series: Standards and Complying with Foreign Regulations – SBA OIT Webinar
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join SBA’s Office of International Trade for this 45-minute session which will provide an overview of the fundamentals of complying with regulations, the role of international standards, and where to find additional support and resources,[...]
Always Ready: Financials – Iowa Center Webinar 2:00 pm
Always Ready: Financials – Iowa Center Webinar
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
As a small business owner, you won’t ever really know the unexpected challenges or opportunities that await you in life and business. Always Ready: Financials is a working session for you to learn how to[...]
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5 Steps of Excellent Customer Service – SBDC and ISUEO Workshop 11:30 am
5 Steps of Excellent Customer Service – SBDC and ISUEO Workshop @ SWCC Performing Arts Center, Multipurpose Room
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
A one-hour workshop for small business managers, tourism leaders, and front-line retail, service, and hospitality businesses to learn how to increase and build your customer base. Lunch will be sponsored by Iowa State Savings Bank[...]
IDR General Departmental Processes – IDR and UNI Webinar 12:00 pm
IDR General Departmental Processes – IDR and UNI Webinar @ Zoom
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This online presentation will provide an overview for Iowa taxpayers, including individual and business filers, of the Department of Revenue’s general processes. Topics covered will include: Website Overview Tax Guidance Administrative Orders Iowa Tax Forms[...]
Elements of an International Business Plan – Shipping Solutions Webinar 1:00 pm
Elements of an International Business Plan – Shipping Solutions Webinar
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A robust International Business Plan addresses the opportunity presented by 7.8 billion potential customers while minimizing risk to the company. This one-hour presentation is taught by Certified Global Business Professionals Laurie Piper, vice-president for entrepreneurship[...]
Provisional Patent Application Workshop – LegalCORPS 5:30 pm
Provisional Patent Application Workshop – LegalCORPS
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join LegalCORPS and the Patent and Trademark Resource Center librarians from the Milwaukee Public Library and the Hennepin County Library for a virtual presentation as a patent attorney walks through the provisional patent application process.[...]
Start Smart – NIACC Pappajohn Workshop 6:00 pm
Start Smart – NIACC Pappajohn Workshop
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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Getting Contract Ready – DSM Partnership Webinar 9:00 am
Getting Contract Ready – DSM Partnership Webinar
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Supplier diversity ensures an open and inclusive competition for contracts during the procurement process, and the use of vendors of different backgrounds fosters a better understanding of a diverse customer base. Over the last decade[...]