The International Trade Office assists Iowa companies in developing or expanding international markets for their products and/or services. Offering technical assistance in the mechanics of exporting, market access, transportation, financial modes of payments, documentation, etc.
Iowa Startup Accelerator (ISA) Services, supported by ISA Ventures and powered by NewBoCo, are robust resources for Iowa-based startup businesses. Coaching, mentoring, programming, access to subject matter experts, and funding for qualified startups.
The Iowa State University Pappajohn Center serves student entrepreneurs in and outside the classroom and is a business development resource for techonology-based businesses. We also provide guidance for businesses seeking University resources
Iowa Workforce Development contributes to the economic security of Iowa’s workers, businesses and communities through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws.
Entrepreneurs in the Startup Factory receive formal training, resources, and access to a network of business mentors, advisors, counselors, and investors The curriculum centered on business validation customized to the needs of the cohort members.
The LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program was the first program in the United States to provide free legal representation to low-income inventors in Minnesota who were seeking to patent their innovations with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). In 2018 the USPTO asked LegalCORPS to expand our services to Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Ignite Quad Cities provides you with the path and support you need to be a successful entrepreneur. Join our Entrepreneurial Meetup groups, go through our QC Venture School cohort, take advantage of free business counseling, or get connected to the resources and assets in our region that can help you launch and grow your business. Ignite Quad Cities is an initiative of the Quad Cities Chamber. www.QuadCitiesChamber.com
SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone, over Zoom, or via email
We transition military skills into small business success through education, one-on-one consulting & mentoring. We are Veterans Helping Veterans One Small Business At A Time focusing on MO, KS, IA, NE & southern IL. Visit us at www.vetbiz.com for details and to sign up.