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The Iowa Center is an economic development organization that delivers three lines of direct service to empower entrepreneurs to launch and grow their small businesses: Business Coaching, Credit + Lending, and Tax Services.
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Our Direct Services
Skills-based learning in the classroom and one-on-one settings focused on the five fundamentals: strategy, financials, marketing, human resources, and legal compliance.
Credit + Lending
Small business loans up to $50,000, paired with education and technical support, through our SBA Microloan Program and Iowa Center Loan Fund CDFI.
Year-round tax preparation and planning through VITA programs for individuals, families, and sole proprietors.
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The Iowa Center team is here on purpose. While our reasons may differ, each one of us feels connected to our mission and the individual work that we do.
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.
Co-Founder & CEO
BLK & Bold
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!
Two Lane Chiropractic
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.
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.
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer