Resources to Help!

I thought this month would be a good month to share some resources that we have found to be very helpful to our clients. We will be happy to share any other resources that are helpful as well. This is simply a start.

Resource links

SBDC guide to starting a business in Iowa

Smart Start on video (on demand) this is good. Great place to start.

Frequently asked questions about starting a business in Iowa

Great Guide for all subjects from Iowa Dept of Rev.

Iowa Unemployment Ins. You must do this within 30 days of hiring an employee

I9 form

Create a 1 page business plan online.

Guide for lean canvas


SBDC clients receive a discount when they use the link below to start with LivePlan.  SBDC clients can receive 6 months of LivePlan for $65.  This is approximately a 50% savings.

Free resources Liveplan

SBA business plan checklist

SBA business plan template online

SBA Financing your business videos. These are good.

Revolving loan funds Iowa map.

SBA start your business guide.

Lender Match SBA

Strategic Doing

Useful Links

Getting your products online with Shop Iowa.

Grow your business guide.

Todd Rausch is the Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College. The Center covers Woodbury, Plymouth. Cherokee, Ida, Crawford, and Monona Counties. Our business is your success.

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