Next Steps for Your Startup


Next Steps for Your Startup

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Next Steps

Woohoo! You’ve officially learned about all the steps to start your own business. So, what happens now? Do you become an overnight success? Will you make a sale today? Tomorrow? Can you franchise out your business model and really scale your idea? The answer lies within your idea, the strength of your business plan, how you execute, the things you learn, and the relationships you develop moving forward.

IASourceLink is a great place to not only learn how to start a business, but also to find strategies to fund your business, get your business online, grow your business, exit your business, and even how to expand your business to Iowa if you currently operate elsewhere. We have an insightful blog with various business related topics, tax webinars with the Iowa Department of Revenue, and a newsletter that connects our subscribers to helpful articles, events and beyond.

Our team has amassed nearly 400 Partner Organizations from across the state of Iowa who offer free to low-cost assistance to Iowa entrepreneurs and small businesses. Our partners can help with things like Business Planning, Buying or Selling a Business, Certifications, Import / Export Assistance, Financial Resources, Franchising, Freight & Distribution, Human Resources, Legal Services, Research Organizations, Mentoring, Networking, Starting a Business, and more!


Iowa Small Business Development Centers LogoSBDC Quick Tip: Smart entrepreneurs ask for help!  You may not know what you don’t know.  Reach out to others with more knowledge and experience to ensure you haven’t missed anything as you launch or expand your business.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about what to do next? You should consider checking out our Resource Navigator. It houses the contact information of 400 of our most helpful partners from across the state, like the Small Business Development Centers, who provide no-cost confidential assistance to Iowa entrepreneurs and small business owners.

You just missed it! Check out this guide’s section on finding employees, hiring employees, and managing employees.

Growing a business may look different depending on your industry. Check out our How to Grow My Business guide for tips, tricks and helpful resources to grow your business today!

Building a website is an important step for 21st century businesses. Check out the Build a Website section from our brand new Get My Business Online Guide for how-to information and suggestions.

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