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About Us

Our mission is to empower Iowans with the potential to succeed as they pursue opportunities for financial success.

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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

Our educational series, workshops, and groups are designed to empower Iowans to own the drive to pursue entrepreneurship.

Capital

Our loans up to $50,000, combined with business support, can help hard-working Iowans launch an idea or take an existing business to the next level.

Networking

We facilitate building strong personal and social relationships while we increase the visibility of Iowa’s small business community.

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Our Team

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.

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

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