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