alwaysready: Financials

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: TJ Daniels, Sr Loan Officer + Credit Coach & Alex Polzin, Director of Finance & Administration Date: May 18, 2021 Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Location: Online As a small business owner, you won’t ever really know the unexpected challenges or opportunities that await you in life and business. Always Ready: Financials is a working session for you to learn how to financially prepare your small business for the next step in your journey. The Iowa Center staff will show you what you need to do to always be ready to make financial moves in your business, including applying for a loan or buying/selling new goods. We’ll also show you how to repair and build your credit. This class is especially for you if you’ve ever been denied a loan or need a helping hand to get your financials on track. About our speakers TJ Daniels is the official cheerleader of The Iowa Center. She’s a vibrant supporter of our mission, programs, clients and staff. As a Certified Credit Counselor, she assists clients with their credit, budget, financial statements and so much more. She also works with our lending programs assisting clients from start to finish, and often times well after the loan has closed making many friendships along the way. Alex is responsible for Iowa Center accounting and governmental reporting, he also helps with lending and education programs provided by the Iowa Center.

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Small Business Essentials: 6 Hacks for Enhancing Your SEO Today

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Andi Fagen, founder of Creative DSM Date: May 18, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Having trouble getting your local business noticed online? If you can't crack the code of the first page search results, this is the presentation for you. This webinar will go over specific steps you can take today towards a better search engine optimized presence. Come ready to take notes, and ask Andi questions. And if you're looking for a more customized plan, sign up by May 11th and fill out our questionnaire to receive a complimentary competitor research report. About our speaker Meet Andi Fagen, founder of Creative DSM Digital & Social Marketing. Her background includes graduating from Iowa State University, developing digital marketing plans for startups in Los Angeles, and a Creative Director position at a consumer technology company in Miami that resulted in a nine-figure acquisition in 2018. Andi’s goal is to leverage creative marketing strategies to educate the community about the impact of optimized search engine content, email marketing and social media management.    

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Small Business Essentials: Zen & The Art of Living Your Brand

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Dave Makin, President & Founder of Nexus 6 Date: May 25, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Whether you are a team of one or 50+, the way you lead your team and company culture is a top priority! Join us for this week's Small Biz Essential webinar as Dave Makin, President & Founder of Nexus 6, shares how entrepreneurs can stay true to their values and principles as they experience growth in business and team members. About our speaker When I came up with the concept behind Nexus 6, I was ultimately influenced by the 1982 film Blade Runner. The Nexus 6 model Replicant was deemed “More Human Than Human” and seamlessly combined tech and the human element. The human element I felt was missing from a lot of current marketing agencies and advertisements. So, we decided to create the Nexus 6 agency to make marketing a little more human again.  

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alwaysready: Business Plan

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Ciara Ladroma, Project Manager, The Iowa Center' WBC & Ben Schultz, Client Services Coordinator Date: May 25, 2021 Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Online Turn your dream into a plan with this small group, one-hour business planning class. The Iowa Center staff will help you kickstart your business plan by providing you a road map on completing your plan and taking the next steps towards business ownership. Also connect with other aspiring small business owners to refine your business ideas as you put them into real plans. About our speakers As our new WBC project manager, Ciara will be organizing and implementing programs to train and counsel Iowans, specifically women, interested in starting or growing a business. Ben spends his time at The Iowa Center meeting with new clients to help connect them with best resources and events for education and advancement. He works to make sure people are aware of the countless opportunities available at The Iowa Center and in the community.

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Small Business Essentials: Financial Foundations: Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Julie Lammers, Business Counselor at Kirkwood Small Business Development Center Date: June 1, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Whether you are just starting your business or focusing on sustainability and growth, creating a solid financial foundation is essential to success. Join Julie Lammers to discuss expectations, financial security, and learning how to grow without the burden of debt and uncertainty About our speaker Julie is currently a Business Counselor with the Kirkwood Small Business Development Center. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at Kirkwood Community College and Module Faculty Instructor for the Goldman Sachs 10KSB program. Julie is President of Lambro Properties, a commercial investment company. Julie sold her privately owned group of stores (Coffeesmiths) to a top Midwest franchisor, Scooters Coffee in 2016. Over the course of more than 9 years, she oversaw the operations and growth of all stores including personnel (60-80 staff), inventory, process management, and daily cash management. Prior to Coffeesmiths, Julie worked 16+ years in the telecommunications industry in software and network development. Her areas of expertise are in retail: food and consumer products, process development, business plans, business pitches, and employee engagement. She also volunteers in the following organizations: Eastern Iowa SCORE chapter, University of Iowa Venture School, Marion Library Foundation, and Marion Chamber of Commerce. Julie has an MBA from Mount Mercy University. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa School with a BBA in Human Resources and Management Information Systems.  

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alwaysready: Financials

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: TJ Daniels, Sr Loan Officer + Credit Coach & Alex Polzin, Director of Finance & Administration Date: June 2, 2021 Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Online As a small business owner, you won’t ever really know the unexpected challenges or opportunities that await you in life and business. Always Ready: Financials is a working session for you to learn how to financially prepare your small business for the next step in your journey. The Iowa Center staff will show you what you need to do to always be ready to make financial moves in your business, including applying for a loan or buying/selling new goods. We’ll also show you how to repair and build your credit. This class is especially for you if you’ve ever been denied a loan or need a helping hand to get your financials on track. About our speakers TJ Daniels is the official cheerleader of The Iowa Center. She’s a vibrant supporter of our mission, programs, clients and staff. As a Certified Credit Counselor, she assists clients with their credit, budget, financial statements and so much more. She also works with our lending programs assisting clients from start to finish, and often times well after the loan has closed making many friendships along the way. Alex is responsible for Iowa Center accounting and governmental reporting, he also helps with lending and education programs provided by the Iowa Center.

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The Story Of…Jenn Riggs | Wander Women Iowa

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Jenn Riggs, founder, and co-owner of Wander Women Iowa. Date: June 3, 2020 Time: 12 – 1pm Location: Online Come and listen to the stories of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members making their mark in Iowa. As you create your own story, treat yourself to this time each month to rekindle your entrepreneurial spirit and connect with others. In June listen to the amazing story of Jenn Riggs, founder, and co-owner of Wander Women Iowa. About our speaker Jenn is the founder and co-owner of Wander Women Iowa, an endeavor she shares with her business partner, Kerri Sorrell. Together with their team of badass guides they create and lead all-inclusive camping, backpacking, and paddling adventures throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. Jenn's life philosophy is summed up quite perfectly by one of her favorite poems by Mary Oliver: “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” Which explains why Jenn finds so much joy and inspiration in the smallest of things. You can often find her wandering in the woods, stopping often to admire a flower or a tiny creature. Jenn embraces a feminist business model and aspires to challenge the patriarchal model of leadership and business on a daily basis.

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Small Business Essentials: Key Performance Indicators aka KPI’s and what you need to know

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Ann Rolow, Business Director Date: June 8, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Often, we measure the past history (sales and gross margin) to estimate the success of the future. Are the 2 related? Do you know what to measure to ensure future success occurs? Join me in thinking about the actions that create success and how to improve your key performance indicators. About our speaker Ann joined Kemin Industries in early 1980 in research and product development. She is an experienced Business Development professional with a demonstrated history of developing and expanding the food ingredient industry with novel and patented products. As business director, she expanded the sales team into a cross-functional group of talented sales, technical, product, and marketing managers moving in unison for a successful sales process and then worked with international teams to strategically improve their bottom line.  

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alwaysready: Business Plan

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Ciara Ladroma, Project Manager, The Iowa Center' WBC & Ben Schultz, Client Services Coordinator Date: June 9, 2021 Time: Noon - 1:00pm Location: Online Turn your dream into a plan with this small group, one-hour business planning class. The Iowa Center staff will help you kickstart your business plan by providing you a road map on completing your plan and taking the next steps towards business ownership. Also connect with other aspiring small business owners to refine your business ideas as you put them into real plans. About our speakers As our new WBC project manager, Ciara will be organizing and implementing programs to train and counsel Iowans, specifically women, interested in starting or growing a business. Ben spends his time at The Iowa Center meeting with new clients to help connect them with best resources and events for education and advancement. He works to make sure people are aware of the countless opportunities available at The Iowa Center and in the community.

Free

alwaysready: Financials

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: TJ Daniels, Sr Loan Officer + Credit Coach & Alex Polzin, Director of Finance & Administration Date: June 14, 2021 Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Location: Online Register: Here As a small business owner, you won’t ever really know the unexpected challenges or opportunities that await you in life and business. Always Ready: Financials is a working session for you to learn how to financially prepare your small business for the next step in your journey. The Iowa Center staff will show you what you need to do to always be ready to make financial moves in your business, including applying for a loan or buying/selling new goods. We’ll also show you how to repair and build your credit. This class is especially for you if you’ve ever been denied a loan or need a helping hand to get your financials on track. About our speakers TJ Daniels is the official cheerleader of The Iowa Center. She’s a vibrant supporter of our mission, programs, clients and staff. As a Certified Credit Counselor, she assists clients with their credit, budget, financial statements and so much more. She also works with our lending programs assisting clients from start to finish, and often times well after the loan has closed making many friendships along the way. Alex is responsible for Iowa Center accounting and governmental reporting, he also helps with lending and education programs provided by the Iowa Center. Click here to register!           

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Small Business Essentials: 3 Questions for the Future: Strategic Planning for You and Your Business

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Megan Milligan, The Iowa Center President and CEO Date: June 15, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Register: Here Sustainability and growth require time, energy, and a plan to stay on track. When your small business relies on you to keep it running smoothly every day this can all feel like a big ask. Join The Iowa Center’s Megan Milligan to create a strategy that empowers the business you want and your role in its continued success. About our speaker ​​Megan’s primary purpose at The Iowa Center is to protect and promote the mission, vision, and direction of the organization. She serves with the board of directors to ensure strategic growth and with the staff to keep our promises to our clients. As the public voice of the organization, Megan loves talking to groups about entrepreneurship and economic development. Click here to register!       

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Small Business Essentials: Your Business Financial Health: Scheduling Checkups and Effective Recordkeeping

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: John Short, CPA Date: June 22, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Registration: Click Here Small Business ownership requires tracking a huge amount of information: sales records, inventory, customer information, this list goes on. Without a good system in place to keep track of it all your business can easily lose clients and opportunities. Join John Short of Insight CPA to talk about recordkeeping and financial checkups to ensure your business keeps running smoothly. About our speaker John Short graduated from Drake University in 1973 in accounting. After graduation he worked for a regional CPA firm for 2.5 years. He then went to work for a farm coop as a controller for 6 years and then moved into a regional coop installing accounting systems for another 5 years. After leaving the coop he worked for another CPA firm before starting his own CPA firm in 1988. He sold his CPA firm in 2016 and currently works for the local CPA firm that purchased his practice. He has wide variety of experience in working with start-ups to large corporations.  Click here to register!     

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