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Turning Dreams Into Plans

Making the leap from vision to success takes courage, and it also takes action. We help you turn your entrepreneurial spirit into a plan to create and grow your business, support your family, and change your community from the inside out.

Investing in Iowa's Ideas

Without access to traditional lending, starting or growing a small business is next to impossible. Our loans up to $50,000, combined with business support, can help you launch an idea or take an existing business to the next level.

Creating Connections That Matter

It’s not just who you know—it’s who knows you. We facilitate building strong personal and social relationships while we increase the visibility of Iowa’s small business community.

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COVID-19 Small Business Resources

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Iowa Center office is working remote and our physical office is closed, including our tax clinic. We will continue to support your small business journey via phone, email and virtual meetings until we reopen (date is pending).

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Our Purpose

​The Iowa Center is committed to empowering people to strengthen and stabilize their financial futures through business ownership and investment.

It is our belief that to be successful in small business, entrepreneurs need support in three core areas: education, capital, and networking. We have built key programs that support these core areas and empower individuals to succeed, families to prosper, and communities to thrive. Success to us is people supporting themselves and their families through the execution of their own ideas.

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Pernell Cezar

If you need to understand your finances to start or grow your business, you need to know The Iowa Center. They’ve provided a supportive and un-biased perspective and provided the financing needed to support our business model that services people at a scale that allows us to activate our mission.

Dr. Penny Hanson

The Iowa Center allowed me to set awareness of myself and where I was at, which gave me a gauge for my success. They also gave me an opportunity to support and meet other women in the community!

Jen Bramble

When I found the Iowa Center for Economic Success, I was going through a split professionally and personally. I needed to learn more of the business and financial side of running a business but had no time to go back to school because I was still running my business. The Iowa Center aligned perfectly with my time and availability. They gave me the tools to be a smarter business owner and gave me a reliable network.

Jen Bramble 
Founder
Club B-FIT
Amy Hutchins

I firmly believe I would not have started my own business had I not found The Iowa Center. It would have remained an idea…and never actually brought to fruition.

Amy Hutchins 
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
MarketLogic

Education

Capital

Networking

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Our Priorities

It is our belief that to be successful in small business, one needs support in three core areas: education, capital, and networking.

Our Priorities

It is our belief that to be successful in small business, one needs support in three core areas: education, capital, and networking

Education

Capital

Networking

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2019 Impact

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Our Supporters

 Generosity of donors allows us to assist our clients in starting and sustaining new business, creating jobs, and contributing to the economic development of our state.

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