Small Business Development Corporation

Small Business Development Center

The Northwest 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.

The Northwest Iowa Small Business Development Center is based at the Iowa Lakes Community College Spencer Campus, and serves clients in Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, and Sioux 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.

If you are looking for classes and workshops to help your small business grow, check out the Tietz Entrepreneurial Center and the programs they offer.

Looking for more information?

Larry Wajda
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director

Iowa Lakes Community College
1900 Grand Ave, Suite B1
Spencer, IA 51301