Presenter: Ciara Ladroma, Project Manager, The Iowa Center' WBC & Ben Schultz, Client Services Coordinator Date: March 2, 2021 Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm 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.
Presenter: Andrea Metzler, owner of Art Terrarium Date: March 5, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm 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 March listen to the amazing story of Andrea Metzler, owner of Art Terrarium. About our speaker Andrea Metzler is the owner of Art Terrarium, a houseplant shop in Downtown Des Moines. Since opening the doors in May 2017, Andrea has had a blast teaching customers about houseplant care and watching the popularity of houseplants explode, while learning how to run a business. She is currently in Bend, OR with her husband, Kent, working on opening a sister shop, Desert Rose Cactus Lounge.