America's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Iowa - University of Northern Iowa

America's SBDC Iowa provides no-cost, confidential, customized business advice and resources to entrepreneurs, startups and existing small businesses, plus access to other information and experts.

About

Established in 1981, America's SBDC Iowa provides no-cost, confidential, customized business advice to entrepreneurs, startups and existing businesses with up to 500 employees.  Advice and assistance is provided with business planning, new business guidance, financing, cash flow projections, loan proposals, business expansion, market research, exporting, marketing, exit strategies, business continuity and more.  We also provide comprehensive information services and access to subject matter experts in a variety of fields.  We are the only nationally accredited entrepreneurial development organization in Iowa.  Our network of 15 regional assistance centers serves all 99 counties in Iowa.  On average, our clients grow significantly faster than the average Iowa business.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Franchising

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise

Management Issues and Training

  • Human Resources
  • Mentoring
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development

Marketing/Sales

  • Advertising
  • Brochure Design
  • Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development
  • Research (Domestic Markets)
  • Web Site Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Advising
  • Government Requirements
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark & Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • Government & Military Specifications
  • HUB Zone Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Training
  • Women, Minority & Business Disadvantaged Certification

Starting a Business

  • Business Research
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Computerized Bookkeeping (installation & training)
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technical Support
  • Technology Transfer
  • Training
  • Website Development

Training

  • Annual Budget
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Management
  • Business Plan
  • E-Commerce: Doing Business on the Web
  • Financial Statements
  • Home-Based Business
  • Marketing Plan
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
Primary ContactAmy Dutton
Address8120 Jennings Dr
Suite 13
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone(319) 273-4328
Fax(319) 273-4343