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DreamMaker Virtual 2023

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Day/Time: Thursdays, 9:00 - 12:00 am and Tuesday, 9:00-10:30 am Location: Online Cost: $250 Apply online here.  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. DreamMaker Virtual makes it simpler. Here's what you'll do during this 10-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 12:00 on Thursdays for 10 weeks. In addition, speaker sessions will be held from 9 am to 10:30 am Tuesdays. Cost: $250 (inquire about payment plans available) 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

Always Ready: Marketing

Webinar Online, Des Moines

          Presenter: David Tracy of Nothgate Marketing Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023 Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Location: Online Register: Here Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner looking to make a big impact with a limited marketing budget? Look no further than "Marketing for Startups with a Small Budget - A Blueprint for Small Business Marketing." This course is designed to empower you with the knowledge and strategies needed to effectively market your startup or small business without breaking the bank. In today's competitive business landscape, creativity and resourcefulness can be your greatest assets, and this course will show you how to leverage them to achieve remarkable marketing results. Throughout this course, you will delve into innovative, cost-effective marketing techniques tailored specifically for startups and small businesses. From crafting a compelling brand story and harnessing the power of social media to mastering guerrilla marketing tactics and optimizing your online presence, you'll gain a comprehensive toolkit for maximizing your marketing efforts on a shoestring budget. Join us on a journey to discover how to reach your target audience, generate leads, and build a loyal customer base, all while managing your resources efficiently. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid blueprint for navigating the world of marketing as a small business, setting you on a path toward sustainable growth and success. Don't let a limited budget hold you back – learn how to market smarter, not harder, and watch your business thrive. Click here to register!

Curriculum Launch (In-Person)

The Iowa Center 2210 Grand Avenue, Des Moines

Date: Thursday, November 16 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Location: 2210 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312 Register: Here Come celebrate with The Iowa Center staff and network with our clients, coaches and supporters as we introduce our new curriculum of advanced business courses! Our staff and expert volunteers will be rolling out new courses over the next several months based on the Five Business Fundamentals (Strong Financials; Planning and Strategy; Human Human Resources; Legal and Compliance; Marketing). Come learn more about how these new courses will benefit small business owners and the larger Iowan community as we strive to provide entrepreneurs with the skills and resources they need to turn their dreams into plans. The Iowa Center Women’s Business Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration. Click here to register!

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