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!     

alwaysready: Business Plan

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Ciara Ladroma, Project Manager, The Iowa Center' WBC & Ben Schultz, Client Services Coordinator Date: June 22, 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 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. Click here to register!     

Small Business Essentials: Setting Up Your Business: Do It Right the First Time

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Ann Hartz, CPA Date: June 29, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Registration: Click Here Small businesses come from big ideas. Unfortunately, no idea—however big—is immune to paperwork. Avoiding penalties, limitations, and day-to-day inefficiencies is the only way to make sure your business keeps running smoothly, so making sure your business is set up properly needs to be priority #1. Join Ann Hartz, Founder and President of Ann M. Hartz CPA & associates, for straight talk about small business success in Iowa. About our speaker Ann M Hartz is a CPA with a passion for helping other business owners focus on the parts of their business that matter to them most by taking away their concerns about day-to-day financial and bookkeeping issues. She has wanted to run her own tax practice since before going to school to become a CPA. She says, “It is always what I wanted to do from the time I did my first tax return.” She adds: “My passion is taking a burden away from the business owner and giving them peace of mind that they will not get into trouble with the IRS and that they are doing the very best that they can in regard to their bottom line.” Ann is a life-long resident of Iowa- born and raised in Albia and currently residing in Des Moines. She has more than 20 years of accounting and tax experience. She graduated from William Penn College in Oskaloosa, IA and worked early in her accounting career in the Southern Iowa area. She branched out on her own and opened her own Tax Practice in Albia before moving to Des Moines in 2000. She has worked for McGowen, Hurst, Clark and Smith, The Des Moines Symphony and Unity Point (formerly Iowa Health System) in different accounting capacities....

alwaysready: Financials

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: TJ Daniels, Sr Loan Officer + Credit Coach & Alex Polzin, Director of Finance & Administration Date: June 29, 2021 Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm 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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The Story Of…Cassie Sampson | East Village Day Spa

Webinar Online, Des Moines

Presenter: Cassie Sampson, Owner, East Village Day Spa Date: July 2, 2021 Time: 12 – 1pm Location: Online Register: Here  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 July listen to the amazing story of Cassie Sampson, owner of East Village Spa. About our speaker Cassie Sampson opened East Village Spa in 2008, which has grown to employ a team of 20. At East Village Spa, the motto is Every. Body. Welcome. We strive to provide a comfortable place for diverse employees and guests, with skilled massage therapy, skin care and safe manicures and pedicures. In addition to services, East Village Spa has a gift shop and online retail store.  Cassie is active in professional and community organizations like NAWBO and local Chambers of Commerce. She serves on the boards of the Des Moines AM Rotary Club and the Historic East Village Neighborhood Association. She chairs the Iowa Board of Massage Therapy and strives to elevate professional integrity in her industry. Cassie lives with her husband and has a soft spot for naughty rescue hounds, doing fundraising activities for animal rescue and welfare organizations.  To register, click here. 

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