NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC)

Whether you are thinking about starting a business or growing an existing company, the NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center offers business tools and educational opportunities to assist you.

About

Whether you are thinking about starting a business or growing an existing company, the NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center offers business tools and educational opportunities to assist you.

Services

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Consulting
  • State Tax Credits and Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Consulting
  • Equity Providers
  • Loan Packaging
  • Loan Providers
  • Tax Credit Assistance
  • Technology Grants

Franchising

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise

Import Assistance

  • Identification of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Distributors
  • Networking
  • Trade Education

Internship Programs & Student Services

  • Internship Programs
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues and Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Mentoring

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Marketing/Sales

  • Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development
  • Research (Domestic Markets)
  • Research (International Markets)
  • Student Provided Research

Mentoring

  • Mentoring Program

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Office, Laboratory and Meeting Space

  • Computer Equipment
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Co-Work
  • Incubator Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Office Space

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design & Development
  • Prototype Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Issues Related to the Geographic Location of a Business
  • Small Business Issues
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

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

Training

  • Annual Budget
  • Business Management
  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • E-Commerce: Doing Business on the Web
  • Financial Statements
  • Home-Based Business
  • International Trade
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business
Primary ContactMary Spitz
Address500 College Drive
Suite 120
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone(641) 422-4111
Fax(641) 422-4219