Resource Partner Events/Opportunities

July 19, 2021

CIRAS 

Iowa’s Targeted Small Business program, plus an introduction to the Department of Administrative Services

Brought to you by the CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the IEDA, this event includes an overview of the TSB program and how to navigate the TSB portal.

Topic covered include:
•    Next steps for your business after becoming TSB certified
•    Structure of Iowa government and independent buying agencies
•    Best ways to do business with the state as a TSB
•    Marketing practices

30 minutes of this one-hour webinar will be spent providing an overview of the Department of Administrative Services, its mission, and how to do business with this particular portion of Iowa government. For more, contact Julie Fagle at jafagle@iastate.edu

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iowas-tsb-program-plus-an-introduction-to-the-dept-of-admin-services-registration-151096747439


NAWBO BUSINESS INSTITUTE

The NAWBO Iowa Business Institute is a seven-month program for women business owners (WBOs), focused on the ultimate goal of business growth by enhancing business skills, building like-minded connections and receiving education through engagement. The program will create a safe and confidential environment for open discussion and relationship building and provide the opportunity to incorporate business planning and goal-setting.

Existing programs tend to focus on start-ups or businesses over $1 million in revenue, but there is limited
support specifically for businesses ready for the next level of growth — the “missing middle.” The Business Institute is for WBOs who own an established business that has not yet reached $1 million in revenue and meet the program criteria.

TIME FRAME and LOCATION
October 2021 – April 2022 Meetings first Wednesday of the month*
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

All classes are scheduled to meet in-person. However, they will stay flexible with the potential of virtual meetings based on CDC guidelines related to any resurgence in the COVID-19 pandemic.

SESSION STRUCTURE
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Presentations on the topic by subject matter experts

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Business Minds discussion with class, led by facilitator
Work on business growth plan, aligned with session topic

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Networking time with activity

Visit nawboiowa.org/ businessinstitute and complete the online application. Deadline is September 10, 2021.

FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT CENTER

Free Business Bootcamp

Our Business Boot Camp gets you prepped and ready to make your small business flourish. Local experts join us to share various business must haves, tips, tricks, and strategies.

Learn to:
•    Build a Business Model
•    Avoid Legal Hazards
•    Understand Your Business Financials
•    Learn About Ways to Fund Your Business

Core Requirements:
•    Established client base
•    Business owner pre-screening interview
•    Complete online form with valid information

Zoom link provided after sign-up.

Enroll here:  https://www.empowermoney.org/masters-business-sign-up

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