A Tradition of Innovation

Business Planning Assistance

Several local, state and national organizations are available to offer additional business planning assistance to ensure your entrepreneurial endeavors are a success.

Business Planning Assistance
  • Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)
  • Employee Training
  • Iowa Association of Business & Industry
  • Membership organization for businesses.
  • Iowa Area Development Group
  • Assistance with site selection, permitting assistance and financial packaging for businesses located within member-owned service area.
  • Iowa Department of Economic Development
  • State department of economic development.
  • Iowa State University Extension
  • Provides several programs and services to small businesses including special service for manufacturing companies through CIRAS.
  • MyEntre.Net
  • Resources and networking for entrepreneurs.
  • Renew Rural Iowa
  • Developed by Iowa Farm Bureau, Renew Rural Iowa helps through mentoring and a network of local providers.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Helps people get into business by providing resources.
  • Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
  • Long term counseling to businesses.
  • SCORE
  • Small business counseling and training.
  • USDA Rural Development
  • Programs and services for rural businesses.
  • Venture Network of Iowa
  • Entrepreneurs seeking capital make presentations via video conference.
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