The Iowa Center for Economic Success is a non-profit organization helping to empower Iowans with the potential to exceed as they pursue opportunities for financial success. This is done through educational and networking events and capital and investment opportunities. Although located in
Des Moines, most services they provide are available statewide and staff regularly travel to different locations in Iowa. Here’s a snapshot of what the Iowa Center for Economic Success offers!
Tax Services: The Iowa Center for Economic Success is Iowa’s home for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), offering free tax preparation and planning services year-round to qualified individuals and small businesses. Tax assistance is available in locations across Iowa.
Capital: Looking for funds to help start or grow your business? The Iowa Center for Economic Success may be able to assist with microloans of up to $50,000 and provides credit counseling and loan education to prepare your business for traditional bank financing.
FIN Capital – Iowa’s first Women’s angel investing network: If you are a founders who has invested your own money in your business and the business as the potential for rapid scalable growth (revenues of $20 million in five or so years), FIN Capital might be for you. While the goal of FIN Capital is to grow women’s wealth through private financing, deals are not limited by location or ownership – men and women can apply.
Women’s Business Center: Funded in part through an agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Iowa Center for Economic Success is home to Iowa’s only Women’s Business Center, dedicated to helping Iowa women business owners launch and grow their business. They offer flexible educational classes, one-on-one business counseling, loan education, and more!
Education and Inspiration: From entrepreneur readiness assessments to DreamBuilder business planning classes, to regularly scheduled inspirational conversations with entrepreneurs, the Iowa Center for Economic Success offers a calendar full of events where you can learn and network with other entrepreneurs.
Check out all the resources they offer at theiowacenter.org or give them a call at 515-283-0940. Want to stop by? The Iowa Center for Economic Success recently relocated to new offices! You can find them at 2210 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312.