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Tietz Entrepreneurial Center

Are you looking to sharpen your business knowledge or perhaps start your own business? The Tietz Entrepreneurial Center is here to help.

Created through the vision and generosity of Algona entrepreneur Don Tietz and the opens in a new windowDonald R. Tietz Foundation, the Tietz Entrepreneurial Center provides aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners with educational and training opportunities to help prepare, launch, and expand business development and growth.

Our staff is dedicated to working with professionals to facilitate seminars in business marketing and management, social media, technology, communication, financials, and more.

Whether you are looking for a collaborative experience or individual coaching, we offer the tools needed to help drive your success.

Services provided include:

If you are looking for one-on-one business coaching, visit the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) page.

Contribute to Local Scholarship Opportunities

Join the Tietz Entrepreneurial Center in supporting entrepreneurs’ dreams and growing economic development in Kossuth County through scholarship opportunities. Your investment in the Entrepreneurial Experience Scholarship and/or the Business Skill-Up Training Scholarship will help make a direct impact on our community by building and sustaining a vibrant, progressive workforce, inspiring entrepreneurial start-ups, and strengthening our business economy.  

*Businesses who are not eligible for 260F grant funds may apply for this scholarship. The number of scholarships available is dependent upon funds contributed. 

Donate!  Show your commitment to Kossuth County’s continued economic development and growth while receiving a tax advantage for your contribution. 

Bishop Garrigan Students
Bishop Garrigan sixth grade students were excited to learn about entrepreneurship and to share what business they would create with a million dollars!

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Shelly Brown

Shelly Brown
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