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Indian Hills Community College

We are working to improve the economic conditions of the Indian Hills Region through continuous learning, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, collaboration, and visionary leadership.


Regional Economic Advancement, a division of Indian Hills Community College, provides a variety of services to both existing businesses and individuals working to start a business. Through our Small Business Development Center we offer consulting in the following areas: • Business Planning • Financing • General Management • Marketing We also offer a variety of short courses in a myriad of business related fields, work with businesses to provide customized training for employees, and provide one-on-one coaching for individuals interested in starting their own businesses. Our services are available in the following counties: Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello, and Wayne.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Business Plan Training
  • Feasibility Studies
  • International Market Research
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Research Training

Management Issues and Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Advertising
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development
  • Research (Domestic Markets)
  • Research (International Markets)


  • Annual Budget
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Management
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • E-Commerce: Doing Business on the Web
  • Financial Resources for Non-Retail Business
  • Financial Statements
  • Health & Safety
  • Home-Based Business
  • International Trade
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Human Resources

  • Policies & Procedures
Contact Information
Kelly Prickett
525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 683-5296