Lease v. Owning Real Estate: Advantages and Disadvantages (In-Person)

The Iowa Center 2210 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, United States

Presenter: Bill Wright Date: Monday, June 17, 2024 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm Location: 2210 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312 Register: Here This session will give you the tools to make the best decision for you and your business. Join our presenter Bill Wright in The Iowa Center office! Bill Wright, Managing Director for CBRE, has 32 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage. He specializes in the sale and leasing of office and rental properties, and is an advisor on real estate strategies, commercial leases, lease-related legal issues, and business plans. Bill and his team at CBRE typically complete approximately 150 commercial real estate transactions per year throughout Central Iowa and the entire State. As a member of The Iowa Center Board of Directors, Bill has a keen interest in seeing Iowa entrepreneurs succeed in their small businesses. Click here to register!

Always Ready: Marketing (In-Person)

The Iowa Center 2210 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, United States

          Presenter: David Tracy of Northgate Marketing Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm Location: 2210 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312 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!

Always Ready: Getting Ready (In-Person)

The Iowa Center 2210 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, United States

Presenter: The Iowa Center Staff Date: Tuesday, July 9th 2024 Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm Location: 2210 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312 Register: Here Getting started in your small business journey can be daunting…let us help you make the process and little easier as we outline some basic steps to Getting Ready! What are the first steps needed to business ownership? What’s a business plan and why do you need one? What are the various types of legal business entities? How do you register your business? Click here to register!

Always Ready: Financials (In-Person)

The Iowa Center 2210 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, United States

Presenter: The Iowa Center Staff Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm Location: 2210 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312 Register: Here Running a small business requires more than having a passion and a vision. To be successful you need to have your financials in order. Unless you are familiar with bookkeeping basics, you might not know how crucial having the right financial documents are to your success. Join The Iowa Center staff as we go over the most useful and important financial documents for your small business. We will discuss and define: Income Statement/Profit and Loss Statement Cash Flow Statement Balance Sheet Accounts Receivable Budget Click here to register!

Made in Iowa: Lisa Behrends

The Iowa Center 2210 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, United States

Date: Wednesday, July 17 2024 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Location: The Iowa Center Office 2210 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50312 Register: Here The “Made In Iowa“ series celebrates the impact of small business on Iowa‘s culture and economy. This session, we are partnering with Lisa Behrends to explore the role of small businesses in connecting communities with an entrepreneur at the start of her small business journey. Join Lisa Behrends, Inspirational Conversationalist, and Mark Juffernbruch, Director of Business Coaching at The Iowa Center, as they discuss the importance of connecting locally and detail how those at the start of their small business journey can make lasting impacts in their community. Click here to register!

Always Ready: Business Plan (In-Person)

The Iowa Center 2210 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, United States

Presenter: The Iowa Center Staff Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2024 Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm Location: 2210 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312 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. Click here to register! 

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