How to Start

The Eastern Iowa Small Business Development Center cultivates and nurtures entrepreneurs throughout our area. We are in the business of creating business.

Entrepreneurship is a set of skills completely separate from management. Some entrepreneurs possess management skills, but what differentiates them from managers are two very important skills:

  • The ability to question and create
  • The ability to overcome failure and adapt.

Entrepreneurs are not driven by the resources at hand, they are driven by the idea they want to achieve. Our job is to help them find the resources they need to achieve their ideas.

If you are driven by ambition, willing to work hard and not afraid to try, try again, download our "How to Start" materials and get going! After you have reviewed the materials and completed the "Business Plan Inventory". If you feel you are ready for counseling, contact us to request counseling