Small Business Resources

The Greater Des Moines Partnership offers the tools you need to help grow your small business or startup. From online resources on topics like how to start a business, finance, banking and capital, marketing, hiring and events for small business, the Small Business Resources Hub is here to help. The Partnership also offers the following services and additional resources for small businesses:

For more information, contact The Partnership’s small business and startup experts. 

Small Business Resources Newsletter

Learn more about small business and startup resources available through The Partnership, as well as events and news to help grow your business. Sign up for the Small Business Resources Newsletter.

Startup Stories DSM Podcast

Get inspired by listening to success stories from local small businesses and startups on the Startup Stories DSM podcast series.

 

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Recursion Strategy in Business Additional Resources
Strengthen systems by repeating behaviors in order to learn and improve.
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Encountering zugzwang in business can lead to developing mechanisms for quick-change strategies.
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Small Business Boost Initiative in Greater Des Moines (DSM) Finance, Banking & Capital, How to Start a Business
An opportunity for financial coaching and other tools for entrepreneurs is available through the new program.
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Elder Corporation's core values and principles are key to its continued growth and success.
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Develop strategies and reward systems that will enable employees to take risks and innovate.
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Des Moines Entrepreneur Makes History with Goldman Sachs How to Start a Business, Success Stories
Joy Hankins chosen for the inaugural Black in Business cohort with Goldman Sachs.
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Ruan offers work-based learning for high school and college students looking for an alternative career path.
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2022 Public Policy Issue Forum on Infrastructure Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital, Staffing & Hiring
Learn about the impact of supply chain issues, inflation and talent shortages Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses are facing.
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Christina Zurek discusses how the pandemic impacted what matters to employees and retaining employees in 2022.
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The Tarahumara in Central America are an example of how evolutionary development leads to efficient processes.
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The DSM USA Policy Headquarters podcast guests discuss pro-growth tax policy.
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Avoid relying on the unpredictable nature of rolling the dice to develop business strategy.
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Grow Solar provides businesses an opportunity to pool purchasing power to save on solar installations.
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Propel - Fractional CMO Services Finance, Banking & Capital, Marketing & Sales, Success Stories
Learn about spending money to make money with Propel, new subscription-based CMO service.
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UnityPoint invests in team member empowerment, DEI and leadership effectiveness.
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The Ruan Center works hard to create meaningful connections at two to three building events per month.
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Golden Openings Owner Kimberly Baeth is awarded the Iowa Small Business Person of the Year Award.
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John Deere partners to create High School Register Apprenticeship opportunities.