Southwestern Community College’s Smart Business Resource Center promotes rural entrepreneurship and job creation throughout its service area.  It is a collaboration of the Southwestern Community College Business and Information Technology Department, the South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Southern Iowa Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. (RC&D).  The program is partially funded by Southern Iowa (RC&D) and a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant.

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Technical Assistance

SWCC instructors and professional staff with extensive teaching and business consulting experience provide individualized technical assistance through on-site consultation to existing businesses and entrepreneurs.  The Center provides technical assistance, technology transfer and on-site consulting in the following areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Basic Small Business Accounting
  • Basic and Advanced QuickBooks
  • QuickBooks for Farmers
  • Reading and Understanding Financial Statements
  • Marketing

Contact the SBDC office for more information.

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Training

Throughout the year, a variety of face-to-face training opportunities are offered on SWCC's Creston Campus. Classes cover a range of topics relavant to exising business as well as those just getting off the ground. Training sessions will be added as they become available.

Schedule of upcoming face-to-face training.

The SBDC has compiled a number of links, downloads, and other resource materials to provide helpful information for small business owners. These items are provided to you free of charge. Check back periodically for new materials.

Available online training videos and resources.

Iowa Small Business Development Centers

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Southwestern Community College is a host institution for the Iowa Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).  SBDC provides services for entrepreneurial startup and existing small businesses throughout south central Iowa. For more information on the Iowa Small Business Development Centers, go to www.iowasbdc.org.

 
Dave McLaren

For more information please contact:

Dave McLaren
Small Business Development Center Director

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