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Resources to assist entreprneurs in starting and growing their business.

Resources to assist entreprneurs in starting and growing their business.

What else do you need to make your business a success? The Marion County Development Commission has put together the following list of businesses and organizations in the area that will be invaluable to your company’s future.

Iowa Area Development Group
Description: 
The offer a variety of services to small businesses including site selection, permitting assistance and financial packaging assistance to businesses located within their member-owned rural electric cooperatives. 
Web: 
www.iadg.com
Email:
Phone:
  515.223.4817

Iowa Business License Information Center
Description: 
Assistance with understanding which state and local licenses are needed for your type of business.
Web: 
www.iowalifechanging.com 
Email: 
blic@iowalifechanging.com
Phone: 
800.532.1216

Iowa Secretary of State
Description: 
Contact the Secretary of State to register your business name.
Web: 
www.sos.state.ia.us
Email: 
sos@sos.state.ia.us
Phone: 
515.281.5204

Iowa State University Extension-Marion County
Description: 
ISU Extension provides several services and programs to small businesses including the Center for Industrial and Service (CIRAS) and the Iowa Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Web: 
www.extension.iastate.edu
Email: 
dmill@iastate.edu
Phone:  641.842.2014

Iowa State University John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Description: 
Provide resources in combination with educational institutions to Iowans wanting to start  and manage their own small business.
Web:  www.isupjcenter.org
Email: 
info@isupjcenter.org
Phone: 
515.296.6532

Iowa Works
Description: 
Iowa Works, formerly Iowa Workforce Development, provides information on unemployment, job listings, worker's compensation and other labor information.
Web: 
www.iowaworks.org
Email: 
Phone: 
515.281.9619

Renew Rural Iowa
Description: 
Renew Rural Iowa is an Iowa Farm Bureau program that combines an innovative mentoring model for entrepreneurs with a rural vitality investment fund.
Web: 
www.renewruraliowa.com
Email: 
sehrig@ifbf.org
Phone: 
800.254.9670

SCORE
Description: Score provides business counseling to startup entrepreneurs. These volunteer mentors help businesses by providing expertise in nearly all aspects of business operations.
Web:
www.score.org
Email:
Phone: 641.753.6645

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Description:
Financial assistance for new and existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
Web: www.sba.gov/ia
Email: joseph.folsom@sba.gov
Phone: 515.284.4422

Mid Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Description: 
Provide long-term counseling to clients to help them grow successful businesses.  Assists with development of business plan, marketing research, regulatory compliance and contracting.
Web: 
www.iowasbdc.org/regional-centers/urbandale.aspx
Email:
sshafer@iastate.edu
Phone: 
515.331.8954

USDA Rural Development
Description: 
Provides programs and services to rural businesses.
Web: 
www.rurdev.usda.gov/ia/
Email:
Phone: 
515.284.4663

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