Secretary of State – Congratulations!

Congratulations! You Started a Business in Iowa!

IASourceLink Welcomes You!

You’ve registered your business with the Secretary of State, so the first step is complete. Now, as a new business owner, you may have many questions about the next step.

 is where business begins in Iowa.  Our mission is to help small businesses in Iowa grow and succeed. We provide entrepreneurs with free and easy access to the help they need – when they need it.

How do we accomplish this?
IASourceLink connects Iowa entrepreneurs to a network of 360+ nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services.  We facilitate the linking of these resource organizations to one another and to established, emerging and start-up small businesses.

Our network resource partners provide a wide range of business-related services, including:

  • Marketing
  • Financial Planning
  • Sales
  • Loans
  • Technical Assistance
  • Product development
  • Education
  • Government contracts
  • Operations

In addition to our comprehensive network of resource providers that entrepreneurs can access 24/7 via the Resource Navigator, we also provide some direct services to Iowa small business owners.  Our team can provide your Iowa-based company with helpful referrals, and our monthly free online business webinars attract hundreds of Iowa entrepreneur participants.

We also have a variety of “How-to” guides that can assist you as you grow. Do you have everything you need to start your business? Not sure? Check out our Start a Business Guide which covers the registration process, taxes, licensing, and more! Need help finding funding opportunities for your business? We have a Fund Your Business Guide which covers different strategies and possibilities depending on your industry.

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Our Partners

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