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Upcoming SBDC - Iowa Events

January 4, 2021
Upcoming SBDC - Iowa Events

Start Smart

Start Smart workshops, offered by NIACC Pappajohn Small Business Development Center

Date/Time: January 13 | 6-8:00 p.m. via Zoom
Date/Time: January 27 | 6-8:00 p.m. via Zoom
This two-hour workshop is designed for anyone considering starting a business or expanding his or her current company. Participants will learn how to create a business plan, conduct market research, review different types of business ownership and learn how to register a business. There is no cost to attend.
Visit the NIACC site to register.

Employee Benefits Security Administration (ESBA) COVID-19 Response Webinar

in conjunction with the Department of Labor
Date/Time: January 20 | 2:00 p.m. webinar
Join Fran Gray, Lead Benefits Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Kansas City Regional Office as she covers topics including overview of EBSA resources, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Rules and FAQs issued by DOL/EBSA, HHS, and IRS/Treasury, and Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor for Retirement Plans.
To join the webinar, click on the Zoom link provided. No registration required.

Marketing and Business Plans by America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Iowa

in conjunction with IEDA International Trade Office
Date/Time: February 17 | 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. (CST)
America’s SBDC Iowa provides no cost, confidential, customized and professional business advice in all of Iowa’s 99 counties to both entrepreneurs and existing small businesses. Experienced counselors provide resources and information to individuals wanting to start a business, grow an existing business or plan for a transition. Ms. Laurie Pieper from SBDC Iowa will talk about resources available to help develop marketing and business plans.
Click HERE to register.

Venture School in Iowa City

Date/Time: February 4 through March 25 | Thursday evenings 5:30-9:00 p.m.
The deadline to apply is January 25.
The NIACC Pappajohn Small Business Development Center is partnering with the University of Iowa again to bring Venture School to Mason City. The eight-week program is built from a streamlined curriculum developed by the National Science Foundation I-Corps at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Fee:  $299 for up to two people
Visit to find out more and apply to participate in its spring 2021 program.

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