Always Ready: Financials

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: TJ Daniels, PM of Classes + Coaching/Dir of Mission Impact & Alex Polzin, Dir of Finance & Administration Date: September 15, 2021 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am 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. 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!    

FocusME

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: Michelle Rembert, Founder of Momentom3 Mind Body & Beyond, LLC Date: September 21 - November 9, 2021 Time: Tuesdays from 9:00 - 10:30 am Location: Online (View application here) Cost: $99 FocusME provides a space for working women to support each other with connections and accountability as each sets her own professional and personal goals. New groups form every quarter and meet once per week for 8 weeks. Each is led by a facilitator whose role is to organize the group around weekly themes and to push each participant to achieve what she sets forth. As a participant, you will: Lean on each other, give advice, share connections and experiences. Do business with each other if/when appropriate, all while connecting with other women and resources. Be a source of support, referrals, and networking: the focus is on personal development that will impact your growth. Spend time and emphasis on topics such as goal setting, pitching your ideas, prioritization and time management. Cost to participate is $99 (inquire about scholarships!) and includes eight weeks of small group meetings.  Interested? Please fill out this application here. Once your application has been reviewed, you'll be contacted to schedule a short interview to determine your readiness for FocusME. About our speaker Drawing on more than 25 years in healthcare, leadership development, and facilitation, Michelle Rembert inspires and supports individuals to create personal and professional lives they love. She blends her background in healthcare with powerful coaching strategies to address mind body & beyond! Her unique background and training approach, helps others to gain deep clarity on where they are now, where they want to be, and how they will get there. Michelle is the founder of Momentom3 Mind Body & Beyond, LLC, through which she offers individual coaching, small group coaching, and speaking/workshop...

Small Business Essential: Start Your Business with Limited Funds

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: Lyssa Wade, Founder and Owner of Veggie Thumper Date: September 21, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Registration: Click Here When people look to start a business they usually come up with an idea and then think about where they can get financing to start their business. Some entrepreneurs get discouraged thinking they need to take out a large loan to start their business, wondering if they will be approved, and stressing about having that debt over their head, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Many small businesses start without taking out large loans; it just takes being creative, working hard, and knowing/utilizing your resources. Join us for this webinar featuring Lyssa Wade, founder and owner of Veggie Thumper, as she shares her story of starting a business with limited funding and tips for making it happen. Click here to register!  The Iowa Center Women's Business Center is funded in part by U.S. Small Business Administration.

Always Ready: Business Plan

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: Ben Schultz, Client Services Manager Date: September 21, 2021 Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Online Register: Here 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 host Our host is Client Services Manager Ben Schultz. 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. Click here to register! 

Always Ready: Financials

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: TJ Daniels, PM of Classes + Coaching/Dir of Mission Impact & Alex Polzin, Dir of Finance & Administration Date: September 28, 2021 Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm 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. 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!    

Small Business Essential: Email Marketing 101: Q & A

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: Kathryn  Towner, Owner of WinCommunications Date: October 5, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Registration: Click Here Think of how often you receive an email from a local business and immediately delete it. How many times does that happen to your business’s emails? Email marketing can be a very effective way to create repeat customers, grow your client base naturally, and share important information quickly, but it is important to do it right. Join us for this session of Small Biz Essentials as Kathryn Towner, founder of Win Communications, will answer questions about how to use email to your advantage as a small business owner. Submit your questions beforehand when you register or email them to TJDaniels@TheIowaCenter.org. Click here to register!  About our Speaker... Serving small businesses for 25 years, Kathryn Towner works with business owners and marketing managers, assisting with online marketing programs at all stages. Kathy helps the small business owner to find their voice, establish a clear message, and develop trust online. With her company WinCommunications, Kathy's expertise in the area of email marketing helps business owners realize the full potential of their connections. Through targeted content the focus is on building relationships that result in business growth. WinCommunications also provides website development, WordPress consulting and social media marketing.  In addition, Kathy stay involved in community groups and local business activities year round. Currently she serves as Past President for NAWBO Iowa, the local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She has served for many years in communications and leadership roles with NAWBO Iowa, as well as with the American Marketing Association, the Association of Women in Communications, the Iowa Society of Association Executives, and the Beaverdale Neighborhood Association. At this time Kathy also serves on the Advisory Board for Can Play...

Always Ready: Business Plan

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: Russ Dale, PM of Classes + Coaching and Jose Venales, Director of Microloans Date: October 6, 2021 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Online Register: Here 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 hosts Russ Dale is our Classes and Coaching Project Manager. Russ spends his time working with clients, assisting them through their entrepreneurial journey. Russ also manages the IT initiatives for The Iowa Center, assists with the loan department as needed, and manages our CRM database. Russ is proud to say that he's the intern that never left!  Jose Venales is the Director of Microloans. Jose manages, develops, and implements The Iowa Center microloan programs. At the same time Jose has the responsibility to maintain a healthy loan portfolio to ensure the availability of these resources for future entrepreneurs.  Click here to register! 

Always Ready: Financials

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: TJ Daniels, WBC Program Director & Alex Polzin, Dir of Finance & Administration Date: October 13, 2021 Time: 10:00 -11:00 am 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. 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!    

Small Business Essentials: Break Through the Noise with Influencer Marketing

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: Emily Steele, Founder of #dsmhummingbirds  Date: October 19, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Registration: Click Here Is your company ready to partner with local influencers to experience your brand and talk about it on social media? Learn how businesses of all shapes and sizes are working with local influencers & everyday community members to build awareness, convert strangers to buyers, and establish lifelong customers with Emily Steele, Founder of #dsmhummingbirds. About our speaker... Emily Steele, Founder of #dsmhummingbirds Emily is a creative entrepreneur who has spent the last 10 years finding innovative ways to make a difference. From launching a local bike ride that has given a community in Ghana access to clean water to creating the #dsmhummingbirds to match businesses with local influencers, Emily has an ability to take an idea and mobilize it by getting the community on board. Click here to register!  The Iowa Center Women's Business Center is funded in part by U.S. Small Business Administration.

BizFluent: Marketing

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

BizFluent: Marketing Date: October 25 - 28 (Monday - Thursday) Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am Location: Online  Registration: Sign Up Here! One of the most important things to a successful business is the ability to attract customers. Many small business owners manage branding, social media, and other marketing strategies without being marketing experts. BizFluent – Marketing is designed to help entrepreneurs learn actionable strategies they can implement to promote their business more effectively. Presenters will be a mix of local experts and Iowa Center staff, and you will have opportunities to network with the speaker and other participants after presentations. Whether you are thinking about opening your first business or managing several existing companies, this course is for you if you want to learn tangible strategies to market you and your business effectively and efficiently! This is a multi-day workshop. October 25 - 28 (Monday- Thursday) at 9:00 am - 10:00 amTopics covered includes: - Branding - Email Marketing - Social Media Marketing - Elevator Pitches This class is one of our 3-part BizFluent series (Marketing, Websites, and Admin). You can bundle BizFluent classes together for a discount. • 1 Course: $100 • 2 Courses: $160 • 3 Courses: $200 Dates of other courses: Website: November 15 - 18 (Monday - Thursday) at 9:00 - 10:00 am Admin/Ops: December 13 - 16 (Monday - Thursday) at 9:00 - 10:00 am Sign Up Here! 

Always Ready: Financials

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: TJ Daniels, WBC Program Director & Alex Polzin, Dir of Finance & Administration Date: October 26, 2021 Time: 2:00 -3:00 pm 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. 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!    

Small Business Essentials: 5 Elements of an Effective Website

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: 5 Elements of an Effective Website Date: November 2, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Registration: Click Here People visiting your website need to understand three things within just a few seconds—what you do, in what way(s) your brand can help them, and what to do next. We’ll discuss five simple website elements that can help visitors quickly understand the value of what you offer and take the next step toward engaging with your brand. About Our Speaker... Andrea Love is a marketing communications consultant and copywriter. With 25 years in communications, and as a StoryBrand Certified Guide, she offers expertise in strategic communications planning and creative implementation. Andrea’s personal passion is helping businesses and organizations fulfill their purpose and missions. Click here to register!    The Iowa Center Women's Business Center is funded in part by U.S. Small Business Administration.

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