America’s SBDC Iowa

America’s SBDC Iowa provides no cost, customized, confidential business advice and resources to businesses located in all 99 Iowa counties through 15 Regional Centers.  SBDC advice and resources cover business planning, financing options, cash flow projections, business growth, succession planning, and market research along with affordable workshops that teach practical skills and techniques for starting and running a business. Businesses at any stage can benefit from the experts and resources provided by the SBDC.

The SBDC provides business assistance to anyone interested in starting a business, growing their business, transitioning their business, or selling their business. The organization works with all types of small businesses in a wide variety of industries.

America’s SBDC Iowa provides a number of services and resources that are available statewide in our 15 Regional Centers.


  • Business Planning
  • Financing Opportunities
  • New Business Guidance
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Market Research Services
  • Loan Proposal Assistance
  • Business Growth Strategies
  • Marketing Plans & Strategies
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Succession Strategies
  • Export Assistance
  • ….and More

Knowledgeable Experts:

  • Provide no cost, customized, confidential business counseling
  • Assist businesses with up to 500 employees
  • 15 Regional Centers serve both existing businesses and startups
  • Conduct low cost workshops that teach relevant skills and techniques
  • Only Nationally Accredited Entrepreneurial Development Organization in Iowa

Regional Centers Located:

  • Ames
  • Burlington
  • Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Coralville
  • Council Bluffs
  • Creston
  • Davenport
  • Des Moines
  • Fort Dodge
  • Hiawatha
  • Mason City
  • Ottumwa
  • Sioux Center
  • Spencer

For information on services located in Ames, please visit or call 516.296.7828. Our Ames Regional Center is located in the ISU Research Park.