Always Ready: Business Plan

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: The Iowa Center Staff Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Time: 10:00am - 11:00am 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. Click here to register! 

Always Ready: Financials

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: The Iowa Center Staff Date: February 15, 2023 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. Click here to register!  

Small Business Essential: Introduction to Government Contracting

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

            Presenter: Dawnelle Conley, Deputy District Director, Iowa District Office, U.S. Small Business Association Date: Monday, February 27, 2023 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online Registration: Click Here Did you know that government contracts are a tremendous financial opportunity for small businesses? The U.S. government is the largest customer in the world. It buys all types of products and services — in both large and small quantities — and it’s required by law to consider buying from small businesses. The government wants to buy from small businesses for several reasons, including: To ensure that large businesses don’t “muscle out” small businesses To gain access to the new ideas that small businesses provide To support small businesses as engines of economic development and job creation To offer opportunities to disadvantaged socio-economic groups What you will learn in this webinar: Government Contracting Suitability How the Government Buys Goods and Services Am I Eligible Tool - SBA Certify How to Register your business with the Federal Government Marketing Your Business and Identifying Federal Opportunities Prime and Subcontracting SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program Resources About Our Speaker... Dawnelle Conley, Deputy District Director, Iowa District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration Dawnelle works in conjunction with the District Director in managing the day-to-day operations as it administers the programs and services offered in Iowa by the SBA – a federal agency that helps entrepreneurs start, build and grow their small businesses. She has worked in a number of capacities for the Small Business Administration especially in the area of assisting small disadvantaged & small businesses with government contracting information & opportunities. She continues to work closely with the business community and service providers informing them of the benefits of SBA programs and services. Click here to register! 

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DreamMaker Virtual 2023

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Day/Time: Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:30 am Location: Online Cost: $250 To begin the registration process: Click here Writing a business plan can be intimidating. You're juggling market research with competitor analysis, financial projections with marketing strategies. With so much to consider and organize, it's easy to lose your drive. DreamMaker Virtual makes it simpler. Here's what you'll do during this 8-week online course: Work to develop your business plan Access online material as well as group + one-on-one virtual support Build your professional network Connect with others working toward the goal of business ownership Learn from guest mentors (including CPAs, attorneys, marketing experts and other small business owners) Class meets weekly online from 9 am to 11:30 am on Thursdays for 8 weeks.  Cost: $250 (inquire about payment plans available) What we cover: Creating a business plan Delivering the story of your business Targeted Small Business Access to capital Small business banking Taxes Legal considerations Insurance Leasing contacts Understanding profit margin Setting your price point Target audience Marketing Outreach strategy Social media and deciding what works for you To start the process click here! 

Always Ready: Business Plan

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: The Iowa Center Staff Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Time: 10:00am - 11:00am 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. Click here to register! 

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DreamMaker Virtual 2023

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Day/Time: Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:30 am Location: Online Cost: $250 To begin the registration process: Click here Writing a business plan can be intimidating. You're juggling market research with competitor analysis, financial projections with marketing strategies. With so much to consider and organize, it's easy to lose your drive. DreamMaker Virtual makes it simpler. Here's what you'll do during this 8-week online course: Work to develop your business plan Access online material as well as group + one-on-one virtual support Build your professional network Connect with others working toward the goal of business ownership Learn from guest mentors (including CPAs, attorneys, marketing experts and other small business owners) Class meets weekly online from 9 am to 11:30 am on Thursdays for 8 weeks.  Cost: $250 (inquire about payment plans available) What we cover: Creating a business plan Delivering the story of your business Targeted Small Business Access to capital Small business banking Taxes Legal considerations Insurance Leasing contacts Understanding profit margin Setting your price point Target audience Marketing Outreach strategy Social media and deciding what works for you To start the process click here! 

Always Ready: Financials

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Presenter: The Iowa Center Staff Date: March 22, 2023 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. Click here to register!  

Recurring

DreamMaker Virtual 2023

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Day/Time: Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:30 am Location: Online Cost: $250 To begin the registration process: Click here Writing a business plan can be intimidating. You're juggling market research with competitor analysis, financial projections with marketing strategies. With so much to consider and organize, it's easy to lose your drive. DreamMaker Virtual makes it simpler. Here's what you'll do during this 8-week online course: Work to develop your business plan Access online material as well as group + one-on-one virtual support Build your professional network Connect with others working toward the goal of business ownership Learn from guest mentors (including CPAs, attorneys, marketing experts and other small business owners) Class meets weekly online from 9 am to 11:30 am on Thursdays for 8 weeks.  Cost: $250 (inquire about payment plans available) What we cover: Creating a business plan Delivering the story of your business Targeted Small Business Access to capital Small business banking Taxes Legal considerations Insurance Leasing contacts Understanding profit margin Setting your price point Target audience Marketing Outreach strategy Social media and deciding what works for you To start the process click here! 

Recurring

DreamMaker Virtual 2023

Webinar Online, Des Moines, IA

Day/Time: Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:30 am Location: Online Cost: $250 To begin the registration process: Click here Writing a business plan can be intimidating. You're juggling market research with competitor analysis, financial projections with marketing strategies. With so much to consider and organize, it's easy to lose your drive. DreamMaker Virtual makes it simpler. Here's what you'll do during this 8-week online course: Work to develop your business plan Access online material as well as group + one-on-one virtual support Build your professional network Connect with others working toward the goal of business ownership Learn from guest mentors (including CPAs, attorneys, marketing experts and other small business owners) Class meets weekly online from 9 am to 11:30 am on Thursdays for 8 weeks.  Cost: $250 (inquire about payment plans available) What we cover: Creating a business plan Delivering the story of your business Targeted Small Business Access to capital Small business banking Taxes Legal considerations Insurance Leasing contacts Understanding profit margin Setting your price point Target audience Marketing Outreach strategy Social media and deciding what works for you To start the process click here! 

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