The South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides one-on-one business coaching for entrepreneurs. Whether you are just starting your business, purchasing a business, growing your business, or are ready to exit from your business, the SBDC can assist you. The coaching provided by the SBDC is confidential and offered to small business owners at no charge.
SBDC staff can assist you with a wide range of challenges entrepreneurs face. Our counselors can help with strategic planning for your business, and help you improve your operations and marketing efforts. The SBDC can also help you with financial forecasting and strategies to keep your business financially healthy. When it comes time to purchase or sell a business, the SBDC can help you navigate that process. A common challenge business owners face is obtaining financing. Although the SBDC does not provide financing to small businesses, we can help you prepare for a successful visit to your local bank and other funding sources.
The South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center is based at the Southwestern Community College Creston campus, and serves clients in Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Montgomery, Ringgold, Taylor, and Union counties.
If you haven't worked with the SBDC before and would like to request an appointment, please visit this link to fill out the Request for Counseling Form which is required of all new clients.
If you are an existing client, please contact the SBDC regional director at the contact information provided below to schedule your appointment. We look forward to assisting you with your business.
Throughout the year face-to-face workshops are held covering a variety of topics relevant to small businesses. If you have very specific training needs, please contact us and we will make every effort to provide the training or resources you need. A nominal fee is charged for most workshops to cover our direct costs, including the instructor costs.