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CLOSED: DreamBuilder Virtual

August 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Start Date: August 20, 2020

Time: 9 am – Noon

Location: Online

Writing a business plan can be intimidating. You’re juggling market research with competitor analysis, financial projections with marketing strategies. With so much to consider and organize, it’s easy to lose your drive.

DreamBuilder Virtual makes it simpler.

Here’s what you’ll do during this 8-week online course:

  • Work to develop your business plan
  • Access online material as well as group + one-on-one virtual support
  • Build your professional network
  • Connect with others working toward the goal of business ownership
  • Learn from guest mentors (including CPAs, attorneys, marketing experts and other small business owners)

Class meets weekly online from 9 am to noon for 8 weeks beginning Thursday, August 20. Our final class meeting will take place Thursday, October 8. No Longer Accepting Applications.

Cost: $250 (inquire about scholarships!)

What we cover:

  • Creating a business plan
  • Delivering the story of your business
  • Targeted Small Business
  • Access to capital
  • Small business banking
  • Taxes
  • Legal considerations
  • Insurance
  • Leasing contacts
  • Understanding profit margin
  • Setting your price point
  • Target audience
  • Marketing
  • Outreach strategy
  • Social media and deciding what works for you

Interested? Please download the application here, fill it out and then email to Ciara Ladroma at cladroma@theiowacenter.org. Once your application has been reviewed, you’ll be contacted to schedule a short interview to determine your readiness for DreamBuilder.


August 20, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT


Des Moines, IA 50312 United States

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